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Will circular runways ever take off?

Will circular runways ever take off?

(3:00) Could circular runways be the future of air travel? Aviation expert Henk Hesselink of the Netherlands Aerospace Centre thinks so.

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Guest: Hawk (475 days ago)

Still 2 days untill april 1.😊

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Still 2 days untill april 1.😊

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Guest: e53 (476 days ago)

the turning & tilting force is too much for an airplane

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the turning & tilting force is too much for an airplane

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Guest: Golly (476 days ago)

Henk Hesselink, aviation expert shmexpert. They need to be interviewing e53

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Henk Hesselink, aviation expert shmexpert. They need to be interviewing e53

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Guest: (474 days ago)

The radius of curvature and angle of camber correspond to a specific ground speed. At that speed you have no sideways force so there is literally zero turning and tilting force. Presumably that would be at your landing speed, say 150 mph. As your speed drops you would tend to slide down the camber to an area where the camber was less, again matching your speed, and again meaning little turning and tilting force. Finally you would be slow enough to turn off the runway and approach the terminal without too much stress on the aircraft. Taking off, the same would apply in reverse.

Hey, I'm not an aeronatic engineer, this is just high school physics.

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The radius of curvature and angle of camber correspond to a specific ground speed. At that speed you have no sideways force so there is literally zero turning and tilting force. Presumably that would be at your landing speed, say 150 mph. As your speed drops you would tend to slide down the camber to an area where the camber was less, again matching your speed, and again meaning little turning and tilting force. Finally you would be slow enough to turn off the runway and approach the terminal without too much stress on the aircraft. Taking off, the same would apply in reverse.

Hey, I'm not an aeronatic engineer, this is just high school physics.

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Guest: (474 days ago)

But your approach path would also have to be curved to avoid a crash on landing. Slight problem ?

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But your approach path would also have to be curved to avoid a crash on landing. Slight problem ?

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Guest: e53 (473 days ago)
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it would work in Disneyland.

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it would work in Disneyland.

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Guest: (477 days ago)

You'd never run off the end of the runway.

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You'd never run off the end of the runway.

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