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Old 07-29-2007   #4
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Tell him to go design and make a "widget" of an airplane. Tell him it has to go 100 miles at "x" mph and with a payload of "y" pounds. For him to figure it out he'll have to rely on the methodologies developed by others since kitty hawk. The swept wing benefits weren't known until the 1940's and the benefits of a high bypass-ratio engine until way after that. Now they're into composite fuselages........it goes on an on.Good luck.........give him a brain enema.