【带有可拆卸机翼的“飞行列车”:可上跑道又可上铁路】

【带有可拆卸机翼的“飞行列车”:可上跑道又可上铁路】Akka Technologies公司推出了名为“Link&Fly”的飞机设计方案,设计采用机舱和可拆卸机翼的模块化工艺,机舱长33.8米,高8.2米,翼展48.8米。视频展现了飞行列车是如何工作的:机舱搭载乘客或货物,通过铁路在机场与火车站之间行驶,被推上停机坪后又可与机翼组装在一起,完成飞行,这一设计极大地方便了需换乘火车和飞机的旅客。即使未来Link&Fly不能作为一个整体实现,但设计的不同部分也可用于改善航空旅行。

From runway to railroad: 'Flying trains' with detachable wings could soon let planes drop passengers off at local stations

  • Akka Technologies has unveiled its ‘Link & Fly’ aircraft design: a modular craft with pod and detachable wings
  • Craft could carry travelers or freight, and transform into a train car that makes drop-offs at local stations
  • Akka's Link & Fly concept craft measures 33.8 meters long and 8.2 meters high, with a 48.8 meter wingspan

A radical new ‘flying train’ concept could revolutionize the way we approach air travel.

Akka Technologies has unveiled its ‘Link & Fly’ aircraft design, envisioning a modular craft that relies on a passenger pod and detachable wings to speed up the boarding process, and make it easier than ever to get to and from the airport.

A stunning concept video shows how such a system could work, with the option to carry either travelers or freight, and transform into a train car that makes drop-offs at local stations.

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Akka was awarded best-film in the Product Marketing category at the Aerospace Festival Etoiles last fall for its remarkable Link & Fly simulation.

Now, the firm is hoping the concept will catch the eye of aerospace companies who could integrate some of the technologies in future models, according to Bloomberg.

The concept video shows how the passenger/freight pod could be boarded independently from the wings, before being rolled out onto the tarmac to click the whole system together.

The pod would attach beneath the wings, which sit waiting with the engines on top.

It uses automatic alignment so everything fits together smoothly.

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Link & Fly might not come to fruition as a whole, but different components of the design could be used to improve air travel, Bloomberg reports.

‘Planes need to become more efficient, less polluting, and less noisy,’ CEO Maurice Ricci told Bloomberg Quint.

‘Our role is to point our customers to technologies of the future.’

The video details a craft that can hit a maximum altitude of 39,800 feet, with a cruise speed of Mach 0.78 (or around 600 miles per hour).

Akka's Link & Fly concept craft measures 33.8 meters long and 8.2 meters high, with a 48.8 meter wingspan.

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And in freight mode, it could even operate as a drone.

Akka’s concept is just the latest in a growing field of modular craft that can essentially go from the skies to the streets.

NASA and Uber, for example, revealed earlier this year that they would be joining forces on a flying taxi system that would operate in urban areas.

It was also revealed this week that flying taxi startups Joby Aviation and Kitty Hawk have received $2 million in funding from the US military over the last year to get their ideas off the ground.

原文链接:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5943131/From-runway-railroad-Radical-concept-reveals-flying-train-detachable-wings.html


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