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The longest winged aircraft tested with a fully assembled glider

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The American company Stratolaunch Systems has tested the prototype aircraft Stratolaunch with a fully assembled glider. About this in his twitter wrote the company's founder and co-founder of Microsoft Paul Allen. According to him, a fully assembled aircraft with the largest wing span in the world, 24-25 in February, 2018, performed a series of runs on the runway.


The longest winged aircraft tested with a fully assembled glider


The Stratolaunch aircraft began performing runs in December last year. Until now, there were no elements in the airframe, including the leading edges of the wing in the area of ​​the engine mount. At the stage of pre-flight tests, this is permissible, especially at the stage of the first prototype. An airplane with a fully assembled glider during runs in February of this year reached a speed of 40 knots (74 kilometers per hour).

Stratolaunch is made according to the two-body circuit. The span of his wing is the 117,3 meter. The length of both fuselages is 72,5 meters. The aircraft has a mass of 226,8 tons and maximum take-off mass - 589,7 tons. For take-off Stratolaunch you need a strip of length 3,7 kilometers.

A promising aircraft will be used as an air launch platform - small rockets will be launched from it to put the payload into low near-Earth orbit. Stratolaunch can carry a payload of tons of 249,5.

According to the current plans of Stratolaunch Systems, the first demonstration flight of the new aircraft with the launch of the launch vehicle will take place in 2019 year. It will launch the Pegasus XL cruise launcher, which weighs 23,1 tons. What is the payload will carry the rocket, is still unknown. In general, Stratolaunch can provide simultaneous launch of three Pegasus-type missiles, the scientific portal "N + 1" reports.

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  1. fedor13
    fedor13 27 February 2018 19: 59
    +7
    Rave!!! And nowhere !!!
    1. PAM
      PAM 27 February 2018 20: 07
      +9
      Doubt what will fly?
      Do you think that it will twist and fall apart?
      Or doesn’t it end up in launching the devices into a low orbit?
      1. Simargl
        Simargl 27 February 2018 20: 27
        +8
        Along the way, it's time to draw a list, as for Mask and his Spyxix.
        1. Shurik70
          Shurik70 27 February 2018 21: 59
          +13
          small rockets will be launched from it in the air to bring the payload to low Earth orbit. Stratolaunch will be able to carry a payload weighing 249,5 tons

          Damn it !!! belay More than Mriya! Interesting plane. If you distract from politics - a step forward for humanity.
          At the expense of the fact that "fall apart" - nonsense, in my opinion. If they invest money in a prototype, then everything is counted. Yes, the wing seems "narrow", but Mriya also seems narrow, for its load.
          1. Xnumx vis
            Xnumx vis 27 February 2018 23: 43
            +1
            Isn't Mriya the first trial balloon. Ours, as always, begin to implement the most daring ideas ... Then the Americans or whoever passes them off as their own .. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k96LbowglLU&f
            eature = youtu.be
            1. Shurik70
              Shurik70 27 February 2018 23: 57
              +3
              The idea of ​​a space launch from an airplane or an airship has been discussed since the 60s. There were many projects, but not a single one was embodied in reality. More precisely, it is embodied, but only in a military modification, when they carry a missile with a nuclear warhead. So you can launch a small satellite, no more.
              Mriya is not suitable for a space launch, it is simply the heaviest aircraft in the world. It turned out to be not in commercial demand, and the project quietly bent after the collapse of the USSR.
              So, as a superheavy plane, the Americans are the second, as the space launch for a heavy satellite is the first.
              1. Simargl
                Simargl 8 March 2018 14: 33
                0
                Mostly nonsense.
                Pegasus Launch with B-52 and Lockheed L-1011 TriStar ... well, and traditionally - Taurus and ICBMs.
                Stratolaunch is a replacement for the Lockheed L-1011 TriStar, but not quite: it can take a dozen Pegasus at once (according to the stated load), and in the future a large missile. And most likely - like Atlas-3.
        2. Safevi
          Safevi 28 February 2018 11: 11
          +1
          "Rave!!!"
          Yeah, right now! People who have earned billions with their own minds, and not stolen from the state and population, usually do not engage in delirium. Elon Musk, Zuckerberg, Bill Gates are an example of this. And this one will fly! And very beautifully, envy of ill-wishers!
      2. poquello
        poquello 27 February 2018 21: 38
        +2
        Quote: PAM
        will twist it and fall apart?

        somehow yes, different flows on one common plane - a dubious event, but yes time will tell
        1. Vadim237
          Vadim237 27 February 2018 23: 17
          +4
          Rather, the wing from the first to the sixth engine has a reinforced core - steel with composites, specially made for, alternating, torsion and bending.
          1. Falcond
            Falcond 27 February 2018 23: 40
            +5
            Not .. there is plywood and iron from which the Chinese mixers make ...)
            Well, don't consider engineers idiots!
          2. poquello
            poquello 28 February 2018 00: 13
            0
            Quote: Vadim237
            Rather, the wing from the first to the sixth engine has a reinforced core - steel with composites, specially made for, alternating, torsion and bending.

            it’s clear that they thought, but 100 meters is a bit much, and it will fly in calm air (hehehe)
            1. Simargl
              Simargl 7 March 2018 19: 43
              +1
              Quote: poquello
              but 100 meters is too much
              Too much for what?
              100 years ago it was even more impossible.
              200 years ago, ships of maximum dimensions were built - they approached the tensile strength of a tree, now ships are built of iron and have not reached the ultimate strength (dimensions).
              The same thing with airplanes - even from traditional materials they can be very large (Mriya is not the limit).
              And yes! This carcass does not need to fly in a tornado. And observe the schedule up to a minute.
              1. poquello
                poquello 7 March 2018 22: 02
                0
                Quote: Simargl
                This carcass does not need to fly in a tornado.

                and even without a tornado, problems incompatible with the strength of the structure may arise, a shallow one dives through holes and streams, while a large one presses everything onto the plane and an increase in the magnitude of the experiment
                1. Simargl
                  Simargl 8 March 2018 04: 54
                  0
                  Do you think they are stupid sitting there? Well, tell us who produces the largest aircraft in series.
                  And this one will fly, and every 3 (if not 5) bоlshy. And we have?
                  1. poquello
                    poquello 8 March 2018 13: 44
                    0
                    Quote: Simargl
                    And this one will fly, and 3 times (if not 5) more. And we have?

                    and where did they get that? with the fact that they are not stupid?
                    1. Simargl
                      Simargl 8 March 2018 14: 41
                      0
                      Quote: poquello
                      with the fact that they are not stupid?
                      Firstly, you don’t need to consider the enemy (competitor) stupid - stupid and fraught!
                      Secondly, it’s in military programs that they try to use “proven” (US citizens) people to design and manufacture (therefore it turns out so-so - f-35), and in commercial projects they widely use the best from around the world (and it turns out the Flacon and Boeing).
                      So What is your evidence of reverse?
                      1. poquello
                        poquello 8 March 2018 15: 17
                        0
                        Quote: Simargl
                        So what is your evidence of the reverse?

                        I didn’t understand something, I already gave arguments above, and not about stupid, not stupid
                    2. Simargl
                      Simargl 8 March 2018 16: 26
                      0
                      Quote: poquello
                      I have already given arguments
                      Which ones? That across the wing will there be a difference in flows? So what? Do you think they don’t know this?
                      Here it is: we have only one plane with a wing of large elongation, and they have a dozen, or even more (consider laziness).
                      Repeat the lines about the possibility of selecting frames. Add thoughts on prototyping and testing.
                      1. poquello
                        poquello 8 March 2018 16: 39
                        0
                        Quote: Simargl
                        they have a dozen, or even more (consider laziness).

                        and everything with a range of 100 meters? )
                    3. Simargl
                      Simargl 8 March 2018 20: 05
                      0
                      Quote: poquello
                      and everything with a range of 100 meters?
                      What's the problem?
                      At least 200! The whole chip is in the coefficient (elongation), and the heterogeneity of the flow can be distorted in the pipe as you like.
                      Well, do not worry about the load capacity: everything is counted.
                      1. poquello
                        poquello 8 March 2018 21: 05
                        0
                        Quote: Simargl
                        Well, do not worry about the load capacity: everything is counted.

                        )))) they were worried, let's see what happens (purely idle interest)
          3. Fkjydjckfrgh
            Fkjydjckfrgh 28 February 2018 13: 37
            0
            Quote: Vadim237
            Rather, the wing from the first to the sixth engine has a reinforced core - steel with composites, specially made for, alternating, torsion and bending.

            IMHO rather computer elevators fights off torsion
      3. the most important
        the most important 27 February 2018 22: 41
        0
        Quote: PAM
        Doubt what will fly?

        Ostrich is the biggest bird !!! But she does not fly. This miracle should have been called Strauss. Will not fly !!!
        1. Vadim237
          Vadim237 27 February 2018 23: 09
          +5
          Even as it flies - the design is designed and made correctly.
        2. Vlad.by
          Vlad.by 27 February 2018 23: 19
          +4
          will fly. Only, for sure, in different directions. The masses are huge, no one has yet been able to cancel the vibrations and resonances. Not in the first, so in the second or tenth flight, there will be problems.
          Well, or, as an option, kapitalka after each flight.
          What if it’s more profitable in terms of money than the first, upper stage?
        3. Falcond
          Falcond 27 February 2018 23: 40
          +7
          And if it flies, then who is the ostrich ??
          1. S-kerrigan
            S-kerrigan 28 February 2018 06: 36
            +3
            then who is the ostrich ??

            Those who have not done so (ie "we").
          2. Vlad.by
            Vlad.by 28 February 2018 18: 35
            0
            And if neye, in the sense ... returns?
            1. Simargl
              Simargl 7 March 2018 19: 46
              0
              Quote: Vlad.by
              And if the
              Better to wait. But I think it will fly. Not this one, so the next one.
              To bottles too "prophesied".
      4. SlavaS
        SlavaS 28 February 2018 13: 48
        0
        Tails need to be fastened so that it does not break, and so it seems to be the norm.
    2. Alex_Rarog
      Alex_Rarog 27 February 2018 21: 15
      +5
      Our paths also go which, in the collapse of the union, we put under the cloth ...
      1. Vadim237
        Vadim237 27 February 2018 21: 39
        +3
        Most of our tracks remained in the preliminary design - prototyping.
      2. Falcond
        Falcond 27 February 2018 23: 42
        +6
        In the context of news from the Russian embassy in Brazil, the word "track" does not sound politically incorrect!))
        1. Antidote
          Antidote 28 February 2018 05: 08
          +1
          Argentina, do not get everyone involved.
          1. Falcond
            Falcond 28 February 2018 10: 04
            0
            Sorry, mixed up)
    3. Falcond
      Falcond 27 February 2018 23: 37
      0
      This is how you declared?
    4. zyablik.olga
      zyablik.olga 28 February 2018 03: 36
      +20
      Quote: fedor13
      Rave!!! And nowhere !!!

      In fact, the creation of this aircraft was attended by the not-so-well-known Bert Rutan, the creator of the famous Voyager.

      In general, I am very depressed by the indiscriminate chattering of other people's achievements! negative
  2. mavrus
    mavrus 27 February 2018 20: 00
    +4
    American response to the "Ukrainian" Mriya
    1. Angel_and_Demon
      Angel_and_Demon 27 February 2018 20: 05
      +3
      Quote: mavrus
      American response to the "Ukrainian" Mriya

      "mriya" - it turns out to be contagious
    2. Малый
      Малый 27 February 2018 20: 05
      +29
      Mriya is a product of the USSR swineherd has not built a single side ....
    3. avt
      avt 27 February 2018 20: 21
      +3
      Quote: mavrus
      American response to the "Ukrainian" Mriya

      Googel in both hands - ,, Lightning -1000, Hercules, the US there really was grazing, and also the "bast" boron was pulled off.
    4. Falcond
      Falcond 27 February 2018 23: 44
      +3
      Mriya and where ??? Mriya is a transporter for transportation .. and this is a plane to launch !!!
  3. seregatara1969
    seregatara1969 27 February 2018 20: 03
    +1
    this is a mandala sliding!
    1. kit88
      kit88 27 February 2018 20: 40
      0
      It also flies!
      1. Orionvit
        Orionvit 27 February 2018 21: 24
        +2
        Quote: kit88
        It also flies!

        So far, only travels, and even then not fast.
  4. Dormidont
    Dormidont 27 February 2018 20: 04
    +3
    Wonderful Wunderwafle
  5. Beltasir matyagu
    Beltasir matyagu 27 February 2018 20: 08
    +3
    What a freak. Aesthetics zero. And if you look at the design sketches of the Soviet analogues, it becomes clear that technically complete rubbish is also. Some kind of sliver. Kakby in the air she does not crack in half even without load.
    1. Tusv
      Tusv 27 February 2018 20: 19
      +6
      Quote: Beltasir Matyagu
      What a freak. Aesthetics zero.

      What aesthetics stratospheric monster. Main Mon
    2. dauria
      dauria 27 February 2018 20: 21
      +17
      What a freak. Aesthetics zero.


      Why would a freak? Properly done, the wing was unloaded to the maximum, distributing engines and two fuselages over it. An sensible decision, although to the detriment of aerodynamics, won exactly in weight. The circuit would still be closed at the tails with horizontal plumage - but it is clear that they have a reason. Maybe because of the rockets.
      1. Vadim237
        Vadim237 27 February 2018 20: 25
        0
        Just a narrow and long wing at medium and high altitudes works more efficiently than usual.
        1. Avis-bis
          Avis-bis 28 February 2018 13: 25
          +6
          Quote: Vadim237
          Just a narrow and long wing at medium and high altitudes works more efficiently than usual.

          On any. :)
      2. Tusv
        Tusv 27 February 2018 20: 40
        +4
        Quote: dauria
        albeit to the detriment of aerodynamics

        Is aerodynamics necessary in the stratosphere when a cat wept for air? The main lifting force and traction. Designed to hang between the fuselages of the PN, if the traction is not enough, then additional gondolas with engines, and the fuselages help. All according to Zhukovsky and Bernoulli
        1. Orionvit
          Orionvit 27 February 2018 21: 27
          +4
          Quote: Tusv
          Is aerodynamics necessary in the stratosphere when a cat wept for air? The main lifting force and traction.

          Hello, what do you think is “aerodynamics” for an airplane, if not lift?
          1. Grigory_45
            Grigory_45 1 March 2018 00: 54
            +2
            Quote: Orionvit
            Hello, what do you think is “aerodynamics” for an airplane, if not lift?

            not just lift. Aerodynamic quality, for example. Frontal drag, etc. In a strongly discharged atmosphere, in principle, it doesn’t make much difference what shape your fuselage is - even if it has the shape of a brick. The wing is another matter. A wing of large elongation is more “volatile”, increasing the elongation of the wing is one of the ways to reduce inductive resistance - that is why all high-altitude aircraft have such long and narrow wings. Aerodynamic quality and altitude increase, but maneuverability decreases. In principle, this is not a fighter, not a training aircraft, its task is to drag the load higher - and back to the airfield.
    3. demo
      demo 27 February 2018 21: 34
      +2
      I thought. What does this remind me of.
      And it occurred to me, after reading your lines: boys to the left, girls to the right.
      1. Falcond
        Falcond 28 February 2018 00: 00
        +3
        Where do you please?
    4. Falcond
      Falcond 27 February 2018 23: 47
      +6
      Your last name is not Antonov by accident ??? Or maybe Ilyushin ??? The refined taste of the maestro is felt!)
    5. Piramidon
      Piramidon 28 February 2018 07: 49
      +3
      Quote: Beltasir Matyagu
      it’s clear that technically complete rubbish too.

      Well, since such a great aircraft designer, expert and test pilot in one bottle, as Beltasir Matyagu expressed his authoritative opinion, the Yankees need to urgently wind down the program. Only money is wasted. wassat
  6. Yura Kharlamov
    Yura Kharlamov 27 February 2018 20: 13
    +2
    A freak plane can't fly normally
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 27 February 2018 20: 22
      +9
      From an aerodynamic point of view - the plane is built correctly, so it will fly.
    2. Simargl
      Simargl 27 February 2018 20: 26
      +1
      He has nothing to do at civilian airports. The main thing is to do the thing.
    3. donavi49
      donavi49 27 February 2018 20: 38
      +14
      And he does not need to fly normally. He needs to pick up the train and at the right point to dump the load.

      If he will carry 3 Pegasus - then this is a potential leader in low weight. 500kg per DOE from each rocket. The program stalls due to lack of media (using LL based on the old Tristar1011)
      .

      In general, they are actively promoting all the developments, and the classic with disposable, and Musk, and the new system from Bezos, and light rockets from a number of developers, and the promising Vulcan from ULA, and the air start from Branson, and the air start from these . And inflatable modules from Bigelow (which can be squeezed into a normal size, and in orbit deploy a normal volume for living, working). And a huge assortment of CubSat - out there Tyvak announces next year on a universal architecture-dimension.
      1. AntiFREEZ
        AntiFREEZ 27 February 2018 21: 07
        0
        Here the article was (https://topwar.ru/136391-v-seti-poyavilos-sl
        uchayno-otsnyatoe-video-s-novoy-amerikanskoy-rake
        toy.html) about an unnamed company that develops
        Is that why the pepelats is for this?
        1. donavi49
          donavi49 27 February 2018 21: 10
          +5
          Not. Astra is just an ultralight ground launch rocket - for packs of new generation CubSats and just light satellites up to 200kg NOU.

          For an air launch, while Pegasus + Branson (Virgin Galaxy) is developing its air launch rocket and a suborbital-orbital cruise ship.
      2. Simargl
        Simargl 8 March 2018 14: 44
        0
        Quote: donavi49
        If will carry 3 Pegasus
        The declared load capacity of 10 Pegasus. Rather - about 5t or a little more at the DOE.
    4. Piramidon
      Piramidon 27 February 2018 21: 31
      +9
      Quote: yura kharlamov
      A freak plane can't fly normally

      "Normal" is how? Or, according to the principle - everything that was not invented by us and I do not like is complete garbage?
      1. Falcond
        Falcond 27 February 2018 23: 50
        +12
        Sofa cheers-patriots with inclinations of "experts" in any field ... they are))
  7. gig334
    gig334 27 February 2018 20: 32
    +1
    really crap and not a plane
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 27 February 2018 21: 41
      +11
      And justify why crap - see weakly.
      1. Senior manager
        Senior manager 27 February 2018 22: 01
        0
        The airplane itself will justify when the approach and flights begin. Can the power of habit? Beautiful and harmonious flies well, but this plane is somehow clumsy, I do not like it. He will fly, not fools counted him, the question is how successfully.
      2. Falcond
        Falcond 27 February 2018 23: 52
        +6
        And why should he justify, it feels like the guy is really fumbling in the aviation industry!)))
  8. Herculesic
    Herculesic 27 February 2018 20: 54
    +2
    Gigantomania, she is in the Yankees blood! They could just make their own airspace center on the basis of the Boeing 787, and not create such a complex, and obviously whimsical, highly dependent on weather conditions aircraft.
    1. Orionvit
      Orionvit 27 February 2018 21: 29
      0
      Most likely, this is a prototype, a flying laboratory, where the very concept of a stratospheric launch will be developed. And on the question of whether it will fly or not, we will look with interest.
      1. Grigory_45
        Grigory_45 27 February 2018 21: 57
        +6
        Quote: Orionvit
        And on the question of whether it will fly or not, we will look with interest

        why not fly? Airplanes of such a scheme fly, does not contradict the laws of aerodynamics)
        Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer. In 2006, the Global Flyer covered a little less than 41,5 thousand kilometers at an average speed of 590 km / h.

        White Knight Two, a twin-body carrier aircraft for the air launch of the SpaceShipTwo
        1. Orionvit
          Orionvit 27 February 2018 23: 34
          +1
          Quote: Gregory_45
          why not fly?

          Yes, no one is against it, I’m saying, we’ll see.
    2. Vadim237
      Vadim237 27 February 2018 21: 43
      0
      “They could just make their own airspace center based on the Boeing 787” - And it would cost half a billion.
    3. Avis-bis
      Avis-bis 28 February 2018 13: 27
      +5
      Quote: Herkulesich
      Gigantomania, she is in the Yankees blood!

      The Yankees built giant planes an order of magnitude smaller than, for example, the USSR and Germany.
    4. Simargl
      Simargl 8 March 2018 14: 45
      0
      Quote: Herkulesich
      Gigantomania, she is in the Yankees blood!
      Is it after Mriya? lol
  9. Yura Kharlamov
    Yura Kharlamov 27 February 2018 21: 43
    +1
    Pravak is probably flying in his cockpit. The commander is in his own.
    1. Avis-bis
      Avis-bis 28 February 2018 11: 44
      +6
      Quote: yura kharlamov
      Pravak is probably flying in his cockpit. The commander is in his own.

      And what is "crazy"? There are half a dozen such aircraft (including single ones, of course), including Soviet ones: DB-LK, “Twin Mustang”, He.111Z, “Twin Erkup”, a double cargo glider for shaving (EMNIP, “Hotspur” were doubled). I forgot someone else ...
  10. Grigory_45
    Grigory_45 27 February 2018 21: 46
    +3
    everything new is good (or not so) forgotten old. Soviet triplane "Hercules", or "Lightning-1000",
    which was developed by our compatriot designer Gleb Lozino-Lozinsky
    1. Ace Tambourine
      Ace Tambourine 27 February 2018 22: 54
      +3
      And here, even visually the weight distribution is done more competently, this car flew b ... sorry it remained on paper and in the form of a model ...
      1. Grigory_45
        Grigory_45 27 February 2018 23: 15
        +2
        The 90s were not the best time for the birth of any projects .. Although the Heracles received the Gold Medal of the World Salon of Inventions and Scientific Research in Brussels "Eureka-95". It was supposed to be almost twice as heavy as the American - 900 tons take-off, 450 tons load
      2. Vlad.by
        Vlad.by 27 February 2018 23: 47
        +4
        Yes, both vibrational and resonant loads are minimized. Unlike American Pepelats
      3. Falcond
        Falcond 27 February 2018 23: 54
        +7
        You counted in a plot on the eye calculated?)
        1. Vlad.by
          Vlad.by 28 February 2018 18: 37
          0
          Do you describe wave atmospheric processes and emerging loads with diagrams?
  11. Antares
    Antares 27 February 2018 22: 44
    +1
    Beautiful (although a matter of taste for everyone)
    But the main thing is to do the thing. And he did well.
    The wing is the longest; otherwise, Mriya of Antonov Design Bureau (Antonov Airlines) is superior. But the planes are completely different. Compare somehow it does not have to.
  12. Ace Tambourine
    Ace Tambourine 27 February 2018 22: 49
    0
    Ches word, something dumb then fly on such ...
    It really confuses ...
    Here's how a helicopter for example ... I never sit in it ...
    I understand the whole physics of the process but will not sit down ... I'm afraid of this crap ...
  13. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 27 February 2018 23: 13
    0
    The longest winged aircraft tested with a fully assembled glider

    Have experienced and not crashed? “What a shame!” (Carlson)
    Freaks in the sky should not be a place. There is nothing to breathe there anyway.
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 27 February 2018 23: 52
      +3
      The freak is not visible.
    2. Falcond
      Falcond 27 February 2018 23: 56
      +4
      The article is about a plane, not about those you don’t like ... so keep quiet!
  14. Beltasir matyagu
    Beltasir matyagu 28 February 2018 04: 21
    0
    It cannot carry 250 tons in the center. There is a very long wing and thin
    1. S-kerrigan
      S-kerrigan 28 February 2018 06: 46
      +2
      Heavier than air and to fly? It's impossible!
      Faster than the speed of sound? It's impossible!
      It cannot carry 250 tons in the center.

      Circus.
    2. Vadim237
      Vadim237 28 February 2018 09: 08
      0
      Well, obviously not an expert on sopromat and aerodynamics.
  15. viktor_ui
    viktor_ui 28 February 2018 05: 55
    +1
    Cool carrier ... in the short term, it is a pity that there is no USSR - for a long time we will swallow dust on heavy carriers in the aircraft industry. If anyone remembers, then there was a series of murders of leading aircraft designers in our country ... hence the brakes with NEW developments. But we will live smile
  16. Vanek
    Vanek 28 February 2018 06: 44
    +1
    Nothing beyond the new and super breakthrough! The same glider, the same engines. By and large. Carrying capacity !? Ha! What will he transport !!?

    ... the "frame" is German ... They also say that Russia is corrupt.

    As Boyarsky said in that movie:

    - Remember gentlemen, corruption will destroy this country.*

    * A man from the Boulevard of Capuchins.
  17. cradle
    cradle 28 February 2018 07: 06
    0
    If you want to live, you’ll not only sit down, but also fly with a smile .... I won’t sit down, I won’t sit down ... like a little boy
    Quote: Ace Tambourine
    Ches word, something dumb then fly on such ...
    It really confuses ...
    Here's how a helicopter for example ... I never sit in it ...
    I understand the whole physics of the process but will not sit down ... I'm afraid of this crap ...
  18. Boris Tomarov_2
    Boris Tomarov_2 28 February 2018 07: 28
    0
    When the cat has nothing to do, he licks the eggs, and pind_y, they’ll build all kinds of crap, then floating irons, then flying coffins.
  19. savage1976
    savage1976 28 February 2018 10: 31
    +4
    It is easy to call other people's developments flawed, but, alas, except for new pipes for pumping gas and oil to other countries, the development has ended. It can fly, it can not fly, but they design the designers, the engineers work, they get knowledge. while we are only lowering the legacy on the toilet.
  20. Avis-bis
    Avis-bis 28 February 2018 11: 31
    +5
    Quote: Shurik70
    249,5 tonnes

    Damn it !!! belay More than Mriya!

    Where is the "more"? Mriya is capable of carrying just 250 tons. But here, most likely, it is less, because the Stratoluncher does not have internal compartments, and the external hanging container is not weightless and must keep itself, high-speed pressure, and even the cargo inside. Aircraft-building thought, of course, does not stand still, but, for the An-10 with a KZmax of 14 tons, the fuselage weighed 6 tons, i.e., 30% of Mfyuz + KZ. If these are 250% of 30 tons, then Stratoluncher will have 175 tons in the short-circuit, one and a half times more than Ruslan’s. Well, let it be 190-200 tons. :)