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  •  For cargo (2+ / 0-)
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    Delta Overdue, DaveinBremerton

    If another large cargo carrier is ever designed clean-sheet the blended-wing body (BWB) will be a strong candidate based on potential efficiency gains and large cargo space.   But it is not likely to be used for passenger service due to likely passenger discomfort for anyone seated out by the edges; that far from the roll axis the roller-coaster effect would be very noticeable during turns.

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    •  Passenger comfort studies supposedly OK (0+ / 0-)

      Only downside for cargo is that it couldn't be one cavernous bay — it needs internal ribs to handle the pressurization load, so the bay would be divided into sections. Dunno whether they looked at an unpressurized bay possibility.

      Government and laws are the agreement we all make to secure everyone's freedom.

      by Simplify on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 08:58:04 AM PST

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    •  fuel in wings, passengers are still within (0+ / 0-)

      same area, little or no dif.

      FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

      by Roger Fox on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 03:21:29 PM PST

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