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originally posted by: mightmight
originally posted by: RadioRobert
I would be stunned if they actually have even a preproduction model "near completion" five months out from CDR...
Just more evidence that the program was always further along than they let on. I still think they basically had near prototype aircrafts flying during the competition, not just some cobbled up tech demos.
originally posted by: penroc3
a reply to: Zaphod58
i guess with the lines open breaking a wing or two is alright in the interest of safety
do you think the 21 will be a solid piece composite shell wrapped arrange its interior?
i could see them doing a clam shell type of final construction where they build all the internals and than what ever reinforcements and then close the clam shell up and bingo bango a seamless aircraft (almost)
what do you think the 'other' is doing these days? i really hope not falling under the UFO(Un Funded Opportunities) section.
from the rumors i heard it was quite the sight to see