It's a mammal thing, we're born xenophobes and we kill anything that is "different" just in case it might be a threat. Or edible.
And the MacG is different, intentionally built that way to address some problems like launching ramps and easy transport. But there are an awful lot of people happy with them, and that's what counts.
" "The Flight of the Phoenix." ...how a Toy Airplane Designer ""
No no no! Speaking for the original version not the recent remake...the whole point--argued onscreen--was that the man designed *model* airplanes, not toys. A toy is a toy, he designed models that flew, and thus had to be designed according to the same aerodynamics as a larger ("real") plane. A very interesting classic movie which centers on human interactions, not special effects. Even if it sometimes is a bit plodding compared to a modern pace.