World's Largest Aircraft (Stratolaunch) Flies for the First Time

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  1. Apr 30, 2019 #41

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    I was wondering if its the two tanks on top colored like Earth and Mars?
     
  2. Jun 15, 2019 #42

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  3. Jun 15, 2019 #43

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    After looking at this photo, it occurred to me that you need to keep this plane on the centerline to keep the wheels within the lateral confines of the runway, but judging the centerline might be difficult when the pilot is displaced from the center of the aircraft by a significant distance. I hope they have a centerline camera to navigate from.
     
  4. Jun 17, 2019 #44

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    “Stratolaunch it’s Tower. Are you planning runway Six Left or Six Right?”

    “Both, please.”
     
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  5. Jun 23, 2019 #45

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    Having driven left & right hand driver trucks for a living, mostly both kinds in one day, ( drive home w/left driver van ) I think the offset is just a matter of practice.

    And only locals would know how many runway lights suffered during taxi testing. ;)
     
  6. Jul 14, 2019 at 10:43 AM #46

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    This could be used as a hypersonic plane launcher.
     

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