Started by RAFF-35, November 20, 2016, 06:19:35 AM
Quote from: NARSES2 on November 20, 2016, 06:27:12 AMSo the original proposal was to turn the rocket motor on and off again ? So like a pulse jet but with longer pauses between each push ?As for your question. To my mind it depends on the use to which the aircraft will be put. If short range strategic use then perhaps a jet powered version, no rocket, would be best. If long range strategical then, given the jet technology at the time rocket pulse (carry her to launch altitude) would be better. I have to admit however that I have never considered using a rocket in this way before so may be completely miss-understanding the technology.
Quote from: RAFF-35 on November 20, 2016, 08:20:42 AMThat's the grasp that I've got of it myself too, it will be used as long range, high altitude tactical reconnaissance, if you don't mind me asking, why've you ruled out the hybrid idea?
Quote from: salt6 on November 20, 2016, 07:13:23 PMHow about a trolly contraption with the wheels, jet engines and fuel. Take off with the jets, get to altitude, fire up the rock and drop the trolly. Trolly is recovered by parachute.
Quote from: NARSES2 on November 21, 2016, 06:40:46 AMQuote from: RAFF-35 on November 20, 2016, 08:20:42 AMThat's the grasp that I've got of it myself too, it will be used as long range, high altitude tactical reconnaissance, if you don't mind me asking, why've you ruled out the hybrid idea? Simply because of the added complexity. Two engines to maintain, two fuel systems to maintain and replenish. Just sounds a little over complicated and prone to screw ups, although it's something you can imagine the German's coming up with in WWII. Not to sure I'd like to be sitting in front of a load of jet fuel that had a pulse engine "exploding" behind it ?
Quote from: RAFF-35 on November 21, 2016, 09:35:33 AMGood point, well made but I just can't help but think that the people who actually commissioned things like the Me.163 and the natter, don't actually care too much about health and safety but perhaps some Walter booster rockets should be fitted?
Quote from: CSMO on November 22, 2016, 02:27:05 PMThis is my 1/72 Huma kit built OOB in 2008. Adios, Larry.
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