|Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 1):|
Panelized metal construction, square windows and a square-tube fuselage?
|Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 4):|
Sure, why not. Several reasons.
1) Simple construction just to slap panels together.
2) Keeps the Volvo look to have everything square and ugly.
3) Always nice when history repeats itself. Maybe the Comet disasters inspired them.
|Quoting LTU932 (Reply 15):|
They need to change those windows with the rounder ones, if they don't want to risk a structural fatigue related crash like with the original Comet I.
|Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 19):|
if an OEM was willing to sacrifice the weight or found a material with the necessary strength properties that there was no significant weight penalty, there is nothing to fear.
|Quoting LTU932 (Reply 20):|
For the sake of curiousity, would for example CFRP be strong enough to support square windows without risking structural fatigue?