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Posted by: Klaus Schmidt - Sat Dec 22, 2007 9:58 pm
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Post    Posted on: Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:51 pm
Klaus Schmidt wrote:
Third video: It was obvious that they are building an experimental craft. I wonder about the costs and time required to build additional crafts as ordered from Virgin Galactic and potentially other customers.

I would say they at least have some room for "serial production procedures", to minimize needed time and costs *in case* they are capable of implementing these procedures as they have been all the time the "X-Craft Company".


Euhm, they intend to built, what?, 7 or 8 ships for Virgin and 0 for anyone else? Serial production doesn't come into play with those numbers. Besides, Scaled isn't a factory like the average autombile factory around the world. It simply isn't needed. And the investment for real serial production is extremely high.

I mean, look at that third video. There is absolutely nothing they can produce in series. A ferrar production line is more serialized. (with an s or z??)


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Post    Posted on: Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:47 pm
Most here would probably say z, but s is also permissible, at least here in Europe ;)


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Post    Posted on: Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:46 pm
Klaus Schmidt wrote:
I would say they at least have some room for "serial production procedures", to minimize needed time and costs
The construction methods do not look much different than those used for normal aircraft to me. Aircraft are not produced on automated assembly lines like cars are, partly because the sales volume is too small and partly because they are too big to build that way (or at least airliners are too big). That is one of the reasons aircraft, even small reciprocating engine airplanes flown by private pilots, cost so much more than cars.


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Post    Posted on: Sat Jan 26, 2008 1:16 pm
just check out the size of this thing Here




woo

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Post    Posted on: Sat Jan 26, 2008 4:16 pm
Also has anyone seen:

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Looking familiar perhaps.....

Remember these are decades old!

The Russian Myasishchev Design Bureau as modeled by aerospace scholar Alex Panchenko:

It’s an extreme makeover of the Russian Air Force’s 3M bomber (aka the “Bisonâ€

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Post    Posted on: Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:52 pm
OOoohhhhh! That one looks orbital! Too bad it is just a model!


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