Skip to comments.A new jet could fly from Beijing to New York in two hours
Posted on 09/21/2018 1:07:37 PM PDT by Lazamataz
A new hypersonic plane could rival Superman for the fastest thing in the sky. A team of researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences just announced that when they tested a scaled-down model of their new hypersonic plane in a wind tunnel it got up to speeds of Mach 7, or 5,300 miles per hour. Thats way past Mach 5, which NASA defines as five times faster than the speed of sound, which would be about 3,800 mph at sea level.
The researchers published their results in the Chinese journal Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy. The plane was developed for the Chinese military, but could be used for passengers and could revolutionize travel. As author Cui Kai wrote: It will take only a couple of hours to travel from Beijing to New York at hypersonic speed.
According to Popular Science, the Key Laboratory of High Temperature Gas Dynamics, where Kai works, has another hypersonic breakthrough coming soona wind tunnel that can produce speeds of up to Mach 36, which will reportedly begin operations in 2020. If a plane could actually make it up to a speed of Mach 36 it could fly from China to California in just 14 minutes.
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” got up to speeds of Mach 7”
Or, did they get the wind tunnel up to Mach 7?
At MACH 7 one tiny input in the flight controls could disintegrate the entire plane. This thing better have one heck of a computer flying controlling it.
I think they mean the model did not explode into a million pieces at Mach 7 winds.
China cant make a washing machine that lasts more than 3 years, I think I’ll pass on the hypersonic Chinese plane.
Darn. We need more Chinese here like we need more fleas, ticks, and lice. How many neighborhoods must they take over and ghettoize?
Ninety minutes from New York to Paris
Well by seventy-six we’ll be A.O.K.
2 hours flight time plus an hour to board plus 4 hours taxiing from and to the gate. Plus please arrive 3 hours prior to departure time.
If a plane could actually make it up to a speed of Mach 36 it could fly from China to California in just 14 minutes.
And glowing red hot when it lands.
Thats way past Mach 5, which NASA defines as five times faster than the speed of sound
Yeah, it is 'ONLY' NASA that defines Mach 5 as 5x of sound, not anybody else! Grrr!
On a related point, Mach 5 is the bottom limit of what is generally referred to as the hypersonic speed range, so in other words Mach 5 is seriously fast! Anybody care to wager what tasks the PRC is running on their world speed record (former) computer? It is not just for coal pollution tracking!
If you ate dinner in Beijing, by the time you got to New York you’d be hungry again...............
How many Gs would passengers experience?
Yeah, what a beautiful world this will be. What a glorius time to be free.
“China cant make a washing machine that lasts more than 3 years,”
Yes they can. If you want to pay, they can make anything of any quality. We only get to see cheap for the most part. I can promise you they are capable of a lot, lot more.
I only bring that up in that I don’t trust those commie bastards ... they’re good at engineering things other people design to any kind of cost, quality, etc. specification.
Never underestimate those pinkos. Ever. Their high end stuff is not bad.
Video Conferencing over the ‘net is still WAY faster....
Apparently China has a higher average IQ than most other countries...
If she took the NASA Crawler, the time frame would be decades as the entire road network would have to be expanded and ...
Oh, this is sarcasm, I get it! (grin)
So would the Dems as they would get the 8 person Supreme Court to bollix up for years!
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