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Perlan 2 Based Ultra High Altitude Plane

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Downloads: 550
Uploaded by: Kent Balas
File size: 182 kilobytes
VSP Version: 3.X
Copyright holder: Kent Balas
Copyright year: 2016
License: Attribution Share Alike (CC BY-SA)

File ID# 316
Manufacuter KGB Aviation
Model Perlan 2 Based Space Plane
Units Feet
Description It occurred to me that aviation for the last 50 years has maxed out at ~80,000 feet. The Perlan 2 project and the U2 Spy Plane have inspired the idea that a Perlan 2 based, Williams powered High Altitude Plane could be created. The Target altitude of the design is 100,000 feet. I am not an aerodynamicist, the model is based on the dimensions of the Perlan 2 available on the Perlan project website. This model is conceptual, if anyone with aeronautical engineering skills is interested, contact me at and we could put together a more definitive design. From my reading, the low airspeed and relatively high Mach numbers required may make the wing design particularly difficult.
Source Quality

3 - The source material used to create this model was Good. This means good 3-view drawings were used to create the model.

Model Suitability
  • 3 - Build a display model
  • 4 - Check internal layout/volume
  • 4 - Structures
  • 5 - Accurate OML for detailed aerodynamic analysis or CFD
  • 5 - Weight and balance
  • 5 - OML for wetted areas/drag buildup
  • 5 - Cartoon or Pretty Picture
Tags experimental , jet engine , williams fj33 , fj44 , perlan , perlan 2 , u2

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