- Aug 8, 2009
An even more practical reason for the duct is to contain the miscellaneous pieces that fly off the high speed rotating components on occasion.My point was the only practical reasons for the ducts on high speed airliners is to contain the supersonic noise and also passengers don't want visible props.
You would have thought Airbus would know that. And now Embraer is "experimenting" with inducted fans.
Embraer announced on Friday it’s pondering developing the first clean sheet turboprop airliner conceived in decades and it’s got some major differences from existing aircraft. The new plane, if it gets built, will have tail-mounted engines and the rest will look like a regional jet. In fact, the...www.avweb.com
That is not a problem with the very popular tractor light plane configuration or the extreme aft fan.
It is a potential problem with wing mounted engines such as the Raptor NG.