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Old April 14th, 2012, 01:12 AM   #11063 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by The_Chief View Post
I'll tell you what amazes ME: Stratolaunch from Scaled Composites! This thing is essentially two catamaran 747 fuselages with a cargo pod between them. How in the world this thing will stay aloft with that much weight is beyond me...

Scaled Composites Salvaging 747 for Stratolaunch Mothership | Space Safety Magazine

How would you like to pilot THAT monster, Cap't Ron? Especially with an off-center cockpit?
Since this is a family forum I can't describe the anatomical reaction I had watching that video.

The fact it can fly doesn't amaze me. What gets me is I'm not sure how you could taxi that mother. Besides oversized taxiways/runways you'd need off-center taxi/runway lines for the off-center cockpit.
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