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Wired's Top 10 Worst Aircraft

Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:45 am

Should stir some debate:

Gallery: Top 10 Worst Aircraft Ever

Their list:

Tupolev TU- 144
Comet
Hughes H-4 Hercules "Spruce Goose"
LWS-4 Zubr
Christmas Bullet
Beechcraft Starship
Hiller VZ-1
A-12 Avenger II
Royal Aircraft B.E.2
Boeing XB 15
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RE: Wired's Top 10 Worst Aircraft

Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:11 pm

I'm sorry...why would anyone look to "Wired" for accurate aviation analysis?

Most of their choices are developmental, prototype, and bleeding-edge aircraft. It isn't difficult to fail when you are seriously pushing the state of the art.

This article is devoid of any serious merit. I'm not saying these are great aircraft by any means, but their selection criteria is shallow and seemingly random.
 
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RE: Wired's Top 10 Worst Aircraft

Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:16 pm

For comfort, the worst I experienced was the J-41.
A middle seat on 757 from DTW-PHX or DTW-SEA was better.
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RE: Wired's Top 10 Worst Aircraft

Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:30 am



Quoting PGNCS (Reply 1):
I'm sorry...why would anyone look to "Wired" for accurate aviation analysis?

I only noticed it in one of my non-aviation RSS feeds and thought that *somebody* might be interested... or want to leave a comment there criticising the article.  Smile
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RE: Wired's Top 10 Worst Aircraft

Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:17 pm



Quoting Allrite (Reply 3):


Quoting PGNCS (Reply 1):
I'm sorry...why would anyone look to "Wired" for accurate aviation analysis?


I only noticed it in one of my non-aviation RSS feeds and thought that *somebody* might be interested... or want to leave a comment there criticising the article.

Sorry if you thought I was criticising you, Allrite! I am glad that you posted it, but my point was that "Wired" isn't really a fount of knowledge about aviation!

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RE: Wired's Top 10 Worst Aircraft

Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:04 pm

The EMB-110 with an 18-19 seat interior has to be the worst. Of course, the last row of seats in any DC-9 aircraft can be misery too. The BN-2A Islander was noisy and didn't have air conditioning.
 
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RE: Wired's Top 10 Worst Aircraft

Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:48 am



Quoting 113312 (Reply 5):
Of course, the last row of seats in any DC-9 aircraft can be misery too.

I am presuming that you aren't seriously suggesting that the DC-9 is one of the 10 worst aircraft in history...
 
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RE: Wired's Top 10 Worst Aircraft

Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:13 am



Quoting Allrite (Thread starter):
Beechcraft Starship

Blasphemy!

The complete and total lack of CRJ variants is evidence enough that the list is inaccurate.

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RE: Wired's Top 10 Worst Aircraft

Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:51 pm

Jeez, they think the Comet sucks? What about all the Comet 4s?

Quoting Allrite (Thread starter):
Beechcraft Starship

Idiots.
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