The team has yet to fly the X-48C, and the expect it may be 10 years or more before the full-sized version flies.
Hybrid wing body airplanes are hoped to offer a wide range of utility, from being bombers, tankers, cargo transporters, command and control planes, or commercial airliners. Some think that since the design can't support windows, paying passengers won't fly on them. But seem think the solution is to build in virtual windows.
July 28, 2012 4:00 AM PDT
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