could a bullet train be made into a flgihtworthy form of aircraft?

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  1. GENOZAUR

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    question

    given the considerable over all shared design qualities between certain types of high speed aircraft and bullet trains would it actually be possible in the present day to retrofit and rebuild a highspeed bullet train so that it would have a over all hybrid style airwothy design so that it could actually serve as a type of flight capable aircraft.

    im just wondering if it would be possible in theory anyway

    as a long time yuusha fan brave express mightgaine has always been one of my favorite anime series to be honest and a day or so back while hinking back on the series it got me thinking on the whole idea ofa hybrid style flight worthy his speed arcraft/bullet train scenario
     
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    no....

    unless it was designed from the start to wield that dual purpose


    but I'm not an engineer(yet) who am I to say

    You've perked my interest
     
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    I'm no engineer myself, but I think it would be possible. Would anyone actually do it? Probably not. And if anyone did, it may not fly as well as if it were originally designed as a plane. Just my assumptions.
     
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    No. It's way too heavy and it doesn't have a solid, rigid body or else it would jump off curved tracks. And it would need one to fly. Also its aerodynamically designed to stay DOWN, not lift up.
     
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    no , too much weight, it has the aerodynamics though in the respect that its slices through the air, although channeled to created downforce not lift., but you would have to overcome the weight issue.
     
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    I was originally trying to say this but couldn't. :thumb 
     
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    You would hit some problem with aerodynamics, where a bullet train is shaped to let air pass over it, a plane is the opposite. Wings provide most of the lift in a plane, but it would still throw it off. Also, the train's made of heavier material than a plane, so much work would have to be done to modify it you might as well just have the plane built alone.
     
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    Haha, yeah, like that proves it could work. Next you'll be saying because of Blitzwing there should be a tank that can fly! hahahah-

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    oh.
     
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    It would'nt work. Like Omega Prime said, A train is designed to minimize air resistance, but for a plane to be successful, the plane has to achieve lift. Your not going to achieve lift if you minimize air resistance.
    Although, it would be a pretty cool idea.
     
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    Only if your Astrotrain! LOL!
     
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    Only if Amtrack starts using bullet trains.
     
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    Doubtful. Even if you could get a bullet train to lift off the ground, landing it would suck since you would need to land the entire thing on the rails perfectly or else it would run aground and make like the train from Super 8 (as in, train cars would fly EVERYWHERE).
     
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    Heh.


    Awesome.
     
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    Depends which high speed train. There are rail based and magnetic based (high speeds that lift off the track and are attached in a way similar to roller coasters).

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    Aerodynamically the train would have to be re-engineered because the bottom is not set up for flight but for drag allowances against a surface.
     
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    and the award for most random thread outside the Fuzzy goes to . . .
     
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    I say attach wings and build a ramp straight outta the atmosphere n launch the sucker into spaaaaaaaaace.

    Cue a-team building something montage music.
     

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