Aircraft question

Discussion in 'Help and Rules' started by FinalWish, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. FinalWish Bãnned

    May 27, 2007
    in the sea of time.
    Would it be possible to drop a plane vertically (out of another, larger plane) from high up and have it activate it's engines and fly away before it gets too near the ground, or is there no aircraft with quick enough warm-up time to beat Newton's law.
  2. Mr. BoJangles Grand Master of the Bad Touch

    Jun 26, 2007
    On a Unicorn that shits your name in Stars
    its possible.
    but it would need to be an engine specifically designed for that purpose.
    its also easier if the plane drops from another (say a B-52), if its not inside the bomb bay. it would be easier if it was to take off and land from the wing instead.
  3. Cockroach Eddy Tracks Donor

    Jul 29, 2004
    Hobart, Tasmania
    Given sufficient altitude, yes.

    More sensibly you start the engine before the drop...
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    Jan 1, 2004
    Deepest Wales
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  5. The Dean No Pain No Pain

    Nov 26, 2006
    Surrey, England
    Take a look here it has been done many times.