The attached is the reply to several emails by a
very skeptical Boeing engineer, which took place on a
discussion group called VORTEX and the answers are unless
otherwise shown, by Mr. Chalmers Goodlin, Chairman and C.E.O.
of the Burnelli Company.
While the discussion started about aerodynamics
(mostly the subject of the discussion group) it quickly
evolved into other aspects of the Burnelli story which are
discussed on the aircrash.org web-site.
Instead of putting you through the many
objections uttered by this Boeing Engineer who shall remain
nameless for now, we will summarize some of them at the
beginning of each email part of this series so that you will
understand the responses given.
Part 1 is a response to:
- "We know how to make slow airplanes. You don't need to
make the fusilage [sic] into a lifting body to make slow
airplanes" [for the purposes of take-off and landing.]
- "[Conventional] airplanes have more than enough lift!"
Part 2 is a response to the allegations that:
- Burnelli himself disparaged his own designs
- The Burnelli CBY-3 flew 'like a pig'
Part 3 is a response to the allegation
- Conventional designs are safe enough
Part 4 is:
- an explanation of the difference
between the Northrop Flying Wing and the Burnelli
Lifting-Body fuselage which the Boeing engineer did not understand
Part 5 is a response to the allegation that:
- 'Burnelli patents have expired, why argue over
this - Boeing never made use of the patents'
Part 6 is a response to the Boeing Engineer's alleagation that:
- The thought of a conspiracy is preposterous.