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Old Feb 04, 2003, 10:02 PM
Martin X. Moleski, SJ
Martin X. Moleski, SJ
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Re: Semi-On Topic: X-Wing Fly-Off competition documentary on PBS *right now*

On Tue, 4 Feb 2003 21:52:43 -0500, "Normen Strobel"
<nstrobel@nospam.zoominternet.net> wrote:

>Great Show. Thanks for the heads up.


I found it by accident and watched all two hours with
great interest.

I like the looks of the Lockheed--and the corporate
name & history. I was impressed by the compliments
they paid Boeing about its innovative jigs.

I'm sure the Boeing guys are wishing they'd had a
complete working prototype of the second edition.
Based on what we saw on TV, I'd pick the Lockheed,
too.

But I wonder about the titanium bulkhead that takes
5 months to machine. That's always going to be
expensive, isn't it?

Anyway, it gives me something to think about while
watching the F35 fly for the next FORTY YEARS (!) or
until I die, whichever comes first. :-O

Marty