- Jul 29, 2005
- Orange County, California
Bingo. Lots of screwing around and complexity to do what a simple fat(ish) wing does and for what? ...
Not to mention all the extra weight and cost of those mechanisms. Unless cruise speed is a critical number for the design mission, all the extra stuff just isn't worth it - which is why we only see the lightest, simplest of all those out in "the wild" on real-world backcountry airplanes.