Fuselage drag reduction principle

A major portion of aircraft drag (in addition to the wing) is generated by the fuselage. The poor aircraft has to drag the draggy fuselage forwards. It is justified to target for reducing the fuselage drag in addition to the drag of the wings to achieve high L/D ratio and thus high efficiency and exceptional miles per gallon figure.

The idea comprises of the following claims:
– a laminar body with optimal fineness ratio for minimum drag
– a tail boom behind the optimal fineness ratio laminar pod
– electric motor (or couple of electric motors in cascade) turn
one or many ducted fans that are in cascade inside the rear of the fuselage.
The fan(s) take their air intake from the boundary layer of the fuselage.
– the fans are driven with batteries on takeoff.
– the fans are driven in cruise with electricity generated from the exhaust gas of the two gasoline engines which are mounted in wings.
– there is an additional turbine mounted in the exhaust that turns a generator rather than compressing air for the gasoline engine.
– the exhaust for the air is either in the tail boom prior to the tail or after the tail, whichever is found to provide best results.
– the fans provide suction for the fuselage boundary layer and also additional thrust for the aircraft. This configuration however, does not cause additional drag for the aircraft but reduces it.
– additional generators can be mounted to wing tip vortices so that the wing tip vortex turns the turbine blades and thus generates electricity for the fans located in the rear of the fuselage.
– the generators, battery charging and fans are computer controlled.
– the fans utilize all power that can be drawn from the exhaust gas and the wing tip turbines and thus runs at full power available to it continuously. On takeoff batteries are used to ensure high centerline thrust for the hypothetical situation where one of the gasoline engines would fail.

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