The Boeing 787 Dreamliner made its first flight Dec. 15, 2009, two years late than the scheduled date. And landed a few days ago in Europe, at the Aircraft International Exhibition of Farnborough, near London.
The plane is made mostly of carbon fiber, which together with other lightweight materials, accounts for more than 50%.. Continue reading [..]
The Lockheed SR-71, better known by its unofficial nickname Blackbird was a U.S. strategic reconnaissance plane that served from 1966 until November 22, 1989, when all samples were placed and the land due to the deletion of funds for the usage. During his career, the SR-71 broke some records, such as faster speed.. Continue reading [..]
The Northrop-Grumman B-2 Spirit is a U.S. strategic bomber capable of carrying both weapons conventional and nuclear. The enormous progress in technology has been instrumental in the program of modernization of U.S. bombers. Is the most expensive airplane ever built: it is estimated that the unit cost is between 1,157 e 2,2 billion. Stealth technology which has helped him penetrate enemy defenses without the possibility of being detected and shot down, something unthinkable for other types of aircraft. The initial order was for 135 planes, later reduced to 75 in the eighties, and finally the President George H. W. Bush reduced the final order for 21 copies in January 1991.. Continue reading [..]
In this turbofan engine, the amount of air pressure in the bypass is three times that which reaches the combustion chamber in the core of the engine. Although not as powerful as the turbojet, the turbofan is quieter and efficient features that justify their use on passenger aircraft.. Continue reading [..]
Faster than a bullet, goes beyond the sound barrier and looks like a missile with wheels. And is called Bloodhound supersonic car is the prototype of perhaps destined to pulverize the world record for land speed (1228 km / h) obtained in 1997.. Continue reading [..]
In 2009, there is still someone who invests on a steam car and try to beat a record set more than a century ago: that is the singular challenge of a team of British engineers. (Alessandro Bolla, April 22, 2009)
A car capable of achieving the remarkable speed is 270 km / h is not a novelty, unless the fireball is not driven by a particular engine, how can it be a steam engine …. A team of British engineers is building this unique vehicle with the goal to beat the speed record for steam cars established in 1906 by American Stanley Steamer.. Continue reading [..]