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Old Dec 23, 2010, 04:52 PM
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Tolladay wrote: ..."It is easy to assume that what we did in the past was the right thing to do because reasonable men, some even really smart, all agreed on a particular design. The problem with this logic is the assumption that those smart reasonable men of the past knew what we know today. They didn't. They built very good planes based upon their knowledge, and limitations to the hobby at that time. Today's model airplane designer has so much more knowledge, so many more materials to chose from, way more methods of controlling the plane, and a plethora of power sources to move them along. And best of all, so many more airfoils to choose from.

As the song says, "the future's so bright, I gotta wear shades." Thanks Dick for helping us move along, and think new things."


Tolladay,

Yes, very well said indeed! Thanks!

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