parapente wrote:Good spot.But weather does not look great.But any time next week will do!
Even if it ends up as the Worlds largest water bomber it would be fun ( California seems to need it these days).
Reading around the subject there does seem to be more than a whiff of the US military being interested as an instant response 'anywhere' sat' launcher.
I don't think it's even remotely capable of conducting any sort of maneuver that would be required by a water bomber. IMHO structural integrity (not so much overall lifting strength, but inherent weakness with the unsupported twin fuselage design) is going to limit this thing to a single specific task. I think she's forever going to be a straight/level (and zero turbulence) air frame.
At the end of the day, I still like the Spruce Goose analogy. It will likely be equally as epic to see her take to the skies though.