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post #20 of Old 10-12-2006
jerryrlitton
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Originally Posted by bkohatl
I don't know if you remember the movie, "The Flight of the Phoenix." It was about a plane crash in the African Wilderness and how a Toy Airplane Designer modifies the plane wreck's remnants into a flighable contraption(no more, no less).
The tension/denounement comes from Jimmy Stewart, who is a seasoned pilot because he just doesn't get the theory of aerodynamics: Flight is about weight, lift and drag whether a toy or a C5A(much less the new Airbus: super plane).
A very true statement ref the "Flight is about weight, lift and drag whether a toy or a C5A(much less the new Airbus: super plane)."
Did you know they actually flew the full sized "model" to make the movie? But it did kill the pilot. I thought the original was far better then the new movie.
Sorry about the interruption. I now return you to your regular programming....

Jerry

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(Well, 10 were made so sort of non production)






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