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Old 06-03-2021, 01:26 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Oh well, then a house boat?

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Old 06-03-2021, 01:39 PM   #12 (permalink)
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houseboat

Still too large. They all arrived by air. Ground shipping by truck would violate height limitation without special permits. For all states you passed through.
Cutting the things into pieces and restoring them is still problematic, since the radar antenna are still inside. Cranes would be required at both ends of the journey. Oversize warning vehicles, fore and aft.
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So just how big it that thing?


https://static.turbosquid.com/Previe...b9186Large.jpg

The only dimension I find is a fuselage length of 49.7ft. The radome appears to be 1/4th that. I mentally transpose the cockpit to the radome and it appears to be a good fit.

One sweet belly tanker.
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So just how big it that thing?


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The only dimension I find is a fuselage length of 49.7ft. The radome appears to be 1/4th that. I mentally transpose the cockpit to the radome and it appears to be a good fit.

One sweet belly tanker.
The Dragon Lady fairing wouldn't be available to us. The ones that are, are quite large, especially the 'Willy Fudd,' Grumman Tracker/Tracer.
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The Dragon Lady fairing wouldn't be available to us.
But that's the one I want.
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A few links to images.

https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/8749773

https://www.flickr.com/photos/elevationair/36888439241

https://i0.wp.com/theaviationist.com...24%2C572&ssl=1

Wing Tips and Wheel Wells - U-2S Dragon Lady by David W. Aungst (and others)
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I'd imagine the shape would work very well there. But it's not a car, is it?
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not a car

True.
And as a car, its fineness ratio would be a bit excessive.
The Cambridge University Eco Racer ( CUER ) of 2013 is 'shorter' and more 'carlike'. And, at twice the drag of the U-2's radome, it's aligned with what ground proximity values would be for Cds reported by Hoerner.
And CUER's Cd 0.11 aligns well with the baby template, which suffered a bit from 'gappy' wheel fairings and loss of rear knife edges ( to allow for taillights and license plate).
These ichthyoid forms are hard to beat.

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