It’s been 20 years since Concorde retired, however our interest around supersonic travel has been picking up pace, and we’ve heard that there are some super-fast airplanes are currently under development. We also see many futuristic concepts that would allow us to travel faster than the speed of sound. Well SKY Magnetar is a hypersonic concept airplane capable to exceed the speed of sound by five times. It’s going to be a commercial airplane that features rocket and plane shapes with technological specifications of both. At that speed, SKY Magnetar should be able to withstand extreme temperatures and friction, including operate where the density of the air is lower.
Futuristic SKY Magnetar Hypersonic Airplane is a concept by Oscar Viñals and designed to fly at Mach 5 speed (6,174 kph). Thanks to its special fuselage shape, 112 meters length, and four wings, it is possible for SKY Magnetar to achieve optimum performance at both low and high speeds. Powered by two combined cycle engines, it is capable to adapt to different flight mode at subsonic, supersonic, and hypersonic speed.
One of the most remarkable aspect of this engines would be to be built with an architectonics of Blade-less configuration that would have the advantage of get many different shapes and sizes. The blade-less system would be based on a theoretical engine that could obtain the intake airflow that feeds the current turbofan engines through turbines located out of the main body engine. Totally ecological because it would use hydrogen as fuel.
The combined cycle engine is a personal creation based on real/current technology, would be composed by (from the front to the back of the engine) a diffuser that could move forward/backward in order to control the intake airflow at different speeds, a plasma chamber (classified function), Superconducting magnets at low temperature (classified function), a main combustion chamber and a bypass ramjet engine; with these components this combined cycle engine would have the capacity to transform itself from a turbofan engine to a rocket engine.
The SKY Magnetar Hypersonic Plane is capable to accommodate from 100 to 120 passengers in a very comfortable seats with all kinds of commodities. The passengers couldn’t have windows to see out of the plane, because the cabin should be pressurized due to the flight altitude, the cabin would have some small “round windows” like a Space capsule located on the top of it. It would have virtual windows thanks to screens on the cabin walls.
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The SKY Magnetar’s fuselage would be equipped with special active thermal control systems (ATCS) pumping fluids through closed-loop pipes, in order to control the heat generated by the air friction at Mach 5. The cooling sys would be fed by hydrogen gas from the hydrogen fuel of the aircraft, that also would be used to cool superconducting magnets inside the engines.
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