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Old 07-20-2010, 06:48 PM
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Default RE: !/4 scale WWI kits?

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...and Spowith would have made it the BUSA way if they understood the technology.
This is an interesting comment (and probably true) and yet at the same time troubling to me. There are no doubt myriad ways that WWI aircraft could have been (would have been?) designed differently if the designers back then had known what we know now and if they had had access to the technology and materials which we have now.

But of courses if they had had this knowledge, the aircraft we love would not have existed. There would have been no eindecker. There would have been no funky triplanes. For me, a lot of the fun of scale building AND FLYING is to be able to put myself in the mind (and in the pilot seat) of those designers and pilots back in WWI times.
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