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Would YOU fly in a Plastic Plane?

  1. lorlie6 profile image84
    lorlie6posted 8 years ago

    Boeing just announced their plans to fly a 'lighter than aluminum' airplane.  They say it would use 20% less fuel.
    Excuse me, it is taking off today on it's maiden flight!

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image65
      prettydarkhorseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      after five years of initial experimentation maybe, LOL scared to die

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      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      sure! is it made of titanium?

      1. lorlie6 profile image84
        lorlie6posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        They say is is plastic...I have a titanium hip, and I give that a big thumbs up! lol

        1. rmcrayne profile image97
          rmcrayneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Probably would have a very difficult time convincing my brain as to safety, sturdy, safe vs plastic aircraft.

    3. fishtiger58 profile image78
      fishtiger58posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ya I read that today. Going to keep me feets on terra firma. They couldn't pay me to go up in that plane

      1. lorlie6 profile image84
        lorlie6posted 8 years agoin reply to this


  2. rmcrayne profile image97
    rmcrayneposted 8 years ago

    I hear where you’re coming from lorlie, but light weight doesn’t necessarily mean flimsy.  Some of the most expensive bicycles and wheelchairs on the planet are lightweight metal alloys. 

    When mountain biking in Germany I “got it” about the fuss and expense of buying a super expensive ultra light bike after peddling my fat arse up a few big hills on my modest priced bike.  Every extra ounce on the weight of the bike counts. 

    Wheelchair athletes use ultra light, but durable chairs.  These chairs cost more than power chairs because of the expense of these lightweight metals. 

    That said, if I’m the one thousands of feet in the air, it would be hard for me to reconcile an ultra thin ultra light vessel as being durable and safe.

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    yea I would be scared...hello strong winds + flimsy airplane = lots more turbulance and dropping *shudder*

  4. manlypoetryman profile image76
    manlypoetrymanposted 8 years ago

    Not...on your born days! Shoot...half or more of our cars are plastic...and that's scary enough!

  5. shazwellyn profile image53
    shazwellynposted 8 years ago

    Its titanium vs plastic.  Well the tin like substance is actually less stable than plastic.  Metal has to be welded and sealed... plastic can be made in one.

    If an airplane crashes, there is damage whichever the material!

  6. alexandriaruthk profile image71
    alexandriaruthkposted 8 years ago

    scared, I havent seen the world yet and taste cognac yet

  7. dingdong profile image60
    dingdongposted 8 years ago

    Yes, will see how it works in my dreams to begin with tongue

  8. pddm67 profile image60
    pddm67posted 8 years ago

    Not me - sorry, too chicken yikes

  9. GL Bell profile image55
    GL Bellposted 8 years ago

    I thought we did already....