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  •  In theory yes, in practice no (3+ / 0-)

    Warping the wings wasn't really a very good idea. The Wrights were way ahead of the curve on a lot of things, but not this one.

    Granted it worked (sort of), but most other aircraft designers stopped using it well before the Wrights gave finally gave it up.

    It's the classic example of "we've always done it this way".

    If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

    by Major Kong on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 07:43:59 PM PDT

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