View Full Version : Self-repairing aircraft?!

23rd Sep 2008, 15:10
What do you guys make of this?

Self-repairing aircraft could revolutionise aviation safety (http://info.emeraldinsight.com/tk/aircraft)


24th Sep 2008, 23:39
Great in theory but in practice?

24th Sep 2008, 23:46
Aw shoot, that's nothing new. I've flown all types of self-repairing aircraft.

Something would break on the aircraft, I would write up the problem after we landed and the next flight I would see this in the maintenance records.

"Ground checked okay."

See, the aircraft had to of self-repaired itself. :p

24th Sep 2008, 23:54
There are already many types of self repairing flying things around the world. Trouble is, once a year they moult and they're grounded until their feathers grow back.

25th Sep 2008, 00:22
Can it fix engine problems?

25th Sep 2008, 00:32
Unfortunately, a lab does not have 400 knots coming at it. Give it wind, it will blow in and foul something, no wind, what's the point? "Get yer epoxy orf my land"

Thoughts anyone?

25th Sep 2008, 00:52
Would it have coped with the QANTAS QF30 hull incident?

25th Sep 2008, 01:15
A self healing property developed by someone named Bond....priceless !!!