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Old May 8 2010, 07:54 PM   #1137
Captain Robert April
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Re: Another fan attempt at TOS deck plans

IIRC, the original idea was for the pylons to be at a 45 degree angle. For the three-foot model, that might work, but the eleven footer, I suspect the fear was that those puppies'd be sagging in no time, if not snap off entirely, so a slightly shallower angle (about two degrees higher on each side) was chosen, to keep the nacelles from the tipping point. And since the smaller model was really just a proof-of-concept piece, it makes sense that both models would reflect this change.

Sound 'bout right?
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