posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 01:56 AM
Most of the comments relate to the aircrafts suitability for military purposes, and both look somewhat vulnerable.
The Pelican in particular though seems like a wonderful middle ground between aircraft and ships for civilian cargo transport.
In fact even if flown at 200mph most goods that require air freight would be delivered satisfactorily at that pace, at much lower cost.
I guess the biggest problem for WIG planes is that they need to be very large to ensure they get ground effect at a reasonable height above he
That means there's a very low likelihood of the technology being first developed in small scale aircraft, which is a real pity, because it may be
seen as too big a risk to ever develop an aircraft of this size with new technology.