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  2. jetsetr
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    Fascinating. I love creativity and disruptive thinking, though I tend to agree with you that if they haven’t consider costs, this may very we be a non-starter. On a childish note, just gotta say that I snickered a bit at “NOVA.” Reminds me of the marketing Chevy marketing blunder in the U.S. of the car by the same name, which in Spanish is “doesn’t go.” :p

  3. u600213
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  4. Jeff The Wanderer
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    Not only boundary layer issues with the body of the plane, but the uneven intake would create all sorts of issues with the airflow within the engines. I spend my work days examining airplane engine patents, so I would like to think I have a pretty good grasp on the technology, and I sure wouldn’t want to be the guy tasked with designing the internals for that.