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So yesterday it was the scary car pictures, so today it'll be the cool car picture: Here is a link to a beautiful rendering of the #63 Blue's News Monte Carlo being run by Rigs of Rigs-Perkins Motorsports in his rookie season in the BGN of the MNRL (NASCAR Racing 2003). In his rookie season Rigs' team is currently 11th of 25 in the points race after five races with 11 races remaining on their schedule, so here's wishing them the best of luck with the remainder of the season. Vroom!

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Thanks Mike Martinez.

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19. Re: NASA scramjet Mar 28, 2004, 19:44 ShockwaveRider
 
Amazing how they've always talked about it as being a simple technology, with no moving parts, etc- yet it takes 4 decades to put one in the air.

It's always been a materials problem. Scramjets need to get up to a certain speed and compress the incoming airstream to a certain pressure to work. The scramjet engine has to be made of a material strong enough to withstand the scramjet airstream coming in and the fuel/air stream combustion on the way out, but light enough for it to be a practical aircraft construction material. The ideal material is probably some kind of combination of metal composites and ceramics, the use of which are relatively new developments in the aircraft materials field...

The biggest problem with scramjets (aside from the materials problem) is that they need some other means to get up to the optimal minimum speed for scramjet operation - the scramjet engine itself is not designed for low-speed operation.


 
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    Date Subject Author
  1. Mar 28, 12:06 This is so cool! Rigs
  2. Mar 28, 12:13  Re: This is so cool!  Blue 
  3. Mar 28, 12:15   Re: This is so cool! Dr.Del
  6. Mar 28, 12:49   Re: This is so cool! Rigs
  22. Mar 28, 23:22   Re: This is so cool! John
  9. Mar 28, 13:18  Re: This is so cool! Trymeyes
  10. Mar 28, 13:37  Re: This is so cool! Ant
  4. Mar 28, 12:34 NASA scramjet Jim
  5. Mar 28, 12:48  Re: NASA scramjet Tango
  7. Mar 28, 12:50  *** SPOILER *** Dr.Del
  8. Mar 28, 13:01   Re: *** SPOILER *** Ihya
  12. Mar 28, 13:47   Re: *** SPOILER *** nin
  11. Mar 28, 13:44  Re: NASA scramjet Hump
  13. Mar 28, 14:29   Re: NASA scramjet Jim
>> 19. Mar 28, 19:44    Re: NASA scramjet ShockwaveRider
  20. Mar 28, 20:50     Re: NASA scramjet sauron
  21. Mar 28, 23:04     Re: NASA scramjet Jim
  24. Mar 29, 08:47      Re: NASA scramjet Zathrus
  25. Mar 29, 09:13       Re: NASA scramjet WarPig
  27. Mar 29, 18:35       Re: NASA scramjet Jim
  26. Mar 29, 09:53      Re: NASA scramjet ShockwaveRider
  28. Mar 29, 18:46       Re: NASA scramjet Jim
  29. Mar 30, 01:18        Re: NASA scramjet ShockwaveRider
  30. Mar 30, 08:28         Re: NASA scramjet Jim
  14. Mar 28, 15:16 No subject Nonicknameforme
  15. Mar 28, 15:32 far cry ad J/K
  16. Mar 28, 15:57  Re: far cry ad Tango
  17. Mar 28, 16:15 No subject Nonicknameforme
  18. Mar 28, 18:23  Re: No subject Enahs
  23. Mar 29, 00:11 No subject Nonicknameforme


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