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Name: mike meador, chris deangelis, chris rychlik
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Date: Around 1995


Question:
Would it be fuel efficient to use flying saucers, and would it be practical aerodynamically?



Replies:
The fuel efficiency question would be answered by the aerodynamic question, and upon what means of propulsion used. The characteristic shape of saucers would make sense to me aerodynamically. The entire key is to prevent the flow around the body from separating (breaking off from the body). This lowers the drag, which increases the efficiency. A tractor trailer has immense drag due to the trailer suddenly ending in a flat wall. An Indy car keeps the flow attached much better due to its smooth shape.

Actually, some flying saucers have already been made into "planes," but where never useful except for research purposes. The B-2 Stealth Bomber is about the closest thing to a flying saucer that actually flies well. Of course, on a real plane, so to say, there has to be many control surfaces (i.e. flaps, rudders, etc.) so the plane does not crash. All of those classic UFO pictures of saucers are all unreasonable.

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