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A side view of a flying complex coupled to six K3-type Magnocraft, called a "posobar cigar." This complex is formed by depositing the concave base of each craft onto the convex upper dome of the preceding craft. The resulting configuration resembles a stack of plates in a kitchen set one on top of the other. The overall dimensions of the K3-type Magnocraft are: D=4.39, H=1.46 meters. Upon landing, the n = 8 side propulsors of these vehicles fire a ring in the soil with a nominal diameter of d = 3.10 meters - see equations (G12), (G16) and (G34) in [1/5].
Img.364 (#5a): Class #1. Physical flying complexes.
These are obtained when coupled vehicles are fixed in a steady physical contact. Illustrated above is a cigar shaped stack consisting of six Magnocraft type K3. Apart from cigars, to the class of physical flying complexes belong also so-called "spherical complexes" and "fir-tree formations".
Img.191 (#5b): Class #2: Semi attached configurations.
These are obtained when in spite of labile (point) contact, vehicles are steadily bond together with magnetic circuits visible as black bars.
Img.367 (#5c): Class #3: Detached configurations.
These are obtained when coupled vehicles do not physically touch each other, but are bond with repulsive and attractive magnetic interactions in equilibrium. The black bars mark the columns of magnetic field that join the side propulsors oriented as to attract one another (the main propulsors of both vehicles repel each other).
Img.196 (#5d): Class #4: Carrier platforms.
These are obtained when smaller Magnocrafts are suspended under side propulsors of a bigger mother ship (shown above is a K5 type mother ship carrying four K3 type vehicles).
Img.198 (#5e): Class #5. Flying systems.
These are formed when several flying cigars are physically coupled together by their side propulsors.
Img.204 (#5f): Class #6. Flying clusters.
These are formed through the magnetic bonding (without physical contact) of any other arrangements listed before. In this way huge "flying cities" can be formed from discoidal Magnocraft for durations of interstellar flights. A two dimensional "flying cross" is illustrated here. Its repelling magnetic circuits that separate subsequent vehicles are shown with broken lines (these are always accompanied by numerous holding circuits which, for the clarity of illustration, are omitted here but are discussed in subsection G3.1.6. of monograph [1/5], and shown over there in Img.033 (G13).