Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Why It's Neater to Fly Fighters
I've never been attracted to transports. Airline pilots make a lot of money, but it is simply driving a giant bus...maybe we could call it an Airbus! Military trash-haulers do an important job, but I'm glad it wasn't me. I'll freely admit that I've never had a pleasant flight on a GI trash dumper. They all sucked, even the MAC contract "airline" flights. Somehow when MAC got involved it seemed they went out of their way to inconvenience you. I never did figure out how all of their scheduled flights could start and end in the middle of the night somewhere.
Now take a look at the Grizzly. I mean that takes ugly to a whole new level. Read the "Factbox" analysis and pay attention to the part about the counter-rotating props on each engine pair which lessen the rudder requirement in case of an engine loss during a critical phase of flight.
Double The Software Code, Double Your Flying Fun
Does the tail on that picture above look like it's smaller than it could be? Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce together don't have that much butt.