Re: I thought this kind of thing had been explained as a 'wick effect'?
Yep, the wick effect is so well documented I'm surprised SHC is still treated as a big mystery.
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Great, if they can make it work commercially. However, I think the plan to have the nearest available technical expertise 240,000 miles away needs a bit of a rethink. As Lee mentioned above, things can, and will, go wrong, and when they do the end result will be an untrained passenger fumbling around trying to make sense of the instructions radio'd to him/her from Mother Earth. Suddenly people's lives hang on the end of a tech support call.
I predict the potential market for this idea will demand on-board technical skill.
As a Kentish lad, can I suggest Boris Island? If Mr Johnson's backers can provide the £40 billion (or whatever the current estimate is) for an airport in the Thames Estuary I'm sure they could be persuaded to spend a little more on the required upgrade for Skylon. And they might even bung a bit of cash at the Skylon project itself.
Oh, and it would get the naysayers even more upset, which would be a bonus.
Ah, but will any of them print on DL (220mm x 110mm) self-seal envelopes without rucking them? The MD's PA is forever complaining about this, and I have tried many makes and models but without success, despite the specs saying acceptable media types include envelopes.
And yes, I have suggested she use window envelopes, but apparently these do not look "professional" enough.
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