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originally posted by: Sammamishman
I think a lot of people should reserve judgement of this aircraft till they actually see it in action and have data to back up their disdain or judgement of Chinese gear. Just because the crap they send us isn't of a high quality (which is in large part our fault BTW), didn't mean the gear they build for themselves is of the same quality.
It's hard to find grade D meat that's not in dog gravy at your local grocery store, not mention the silicon fillers and other "goodies". -says this having just finished a nacho cheese chalupa from the bell, can't resist it every once in a while even knowing all that -sigh- such is life.
originally posted by: MystikMushroom
I understand cooking isn't anything like aircraft design, but I've cooked my share of "copycat" or "clone" recipes -- and they are never quite as good as the original. There's always something left out, some nuance missing.
I mean, my taco meat LOOKED like Taco Bell's...it even SMELLED like Taco Bell's...but it didn't TASTE like it. Close, but no cigar.
Oh, the tacos did turn out pretty good 8/10 -- would probably use that seasoning mix again.
originally posted by: pauljs75
Looks like a lot borrowed from F-35 going on there. (Wouldn't surprise me either.) Thing is, from what I understand, the canard breaks some aspects of stealth from working on the frontal profile. It's why the U.S. jets don't have it, and instead opted for more unstable airframes controlled by the computer. Not to mention with thrust vectoring, there's better contol in high alpha so a canard isn't needed.