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  • NASA Discovers a free lunch.

    Generators on the wing engines provide electricity to run the rear engine, so it requires no fuel...

    Well, I guess that's true in a literal sense...no jet fuel is required AT the rear engine...

    http://www.popularmechanics.com/flig...-plane-design/

    Edit: No foul for harvesting what might have been previously wasted energy and declaring it basically as good as a free lunch, but it really doesn't say that.

    In the comment section of the article, someone hinted at the fallacy, to which someone seemed to seriously reply: "The generators are run off turbines which are powered by the air going by which comes from the motion of the plane". Brill yunt! and the future looks so bleak sometimes.
    Les règles de l'aviation de base découragent de longues périodes de dur tirer vers le haut.

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    Popular mechanics is more popular than mechanics these days...

    --- Judge what is said by the merits of what is said, not by the credentials of who said it. ---
    --- Defend what you say with arguments, not by imposing your credentials ---

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    • #3
      Maybe I'll stop by Glenn next time I'm at CLE and ask them about it.

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