The Wright brothers were not constrained by physics, they were liberated by 
physics. Their insights were a glimpse into a whole new world of physical 
reality., and they were among the first. 

--R (sent from my miniPad)

On Jun 17, 2015, at 10:31 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes 
<> wrote:

Grant, I can just see you watching the Wright Brothers lift off, saying
"they will never be able to compete with trains - that silly contraption
can only carry one or at most two men"

On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 10:24 PM, G Mann via Mercedes <
> wrote:

> I raise no arguement with experimentation and exploration what so ever.
> I do raise arguement with the segment of thinking that leaps forward with
> the assumption it is a finished and practical appliction product accepted
> by public use.
> It's not there yet.. it's not even close, yet.. Perhaps, but not yet.
> On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 7:07 PM, OK Don via Mercedes <
> wrote:
>> Solar Impulse 2 (stuck in China last I heard waiting for enough good
>> weather to cross the Pacific Ocean at 35 mph): "with a massive 263-foot
>> wingspan, the same as a Boeing 747. Yet even with that massive wingspan
>> loaded with more than 17,000 monocrystalline silicon solar cells, and
> more
>> than 2,000 pounds worth of lithium-ion batteries, the entire plane weighs
>> in at just over 5,000 pounds. This allows the 17.5 horsepower to push the
>> Solar Impulse 2 along at a maximum speed of… 35 MPH."
>> Now, there was a time when most people scoffed at the idea of a home
>> computer, and what would you do with one any way? A digital camera that
>> would fit inside a portable phone? Impossible, or at least not good
> enough
>> to use! Just because we can't see how it can be done now, doesn't mean
> that
>> it's not possible, just that we don't know how - yet.
>> On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 1:08 PM, G Mann via Mercedes <
>> wrote:
>>> And..... The useful load for that Experimental category airplane is
> ????
>>> Zero passengers.. Zero cargo.. but.. It is able to travel at almost 80
>>> MPH... most days when the sun shines... for a while....
>>> Soon... your majesty.. very soon... I'll be able to turn lead into gold
>> and
>>> you will be incredibly rich.. I do need just a little more equipment
> and
>>> funding....
>>> Reality surely sucks, doesn't it..
>>> On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 11:04 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <
>>>> wrote:


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