clues at the scene

clues at the scene

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Speed Helps

Speed helps, but it isn't everything.

At left, an F-104 designed by Kelly Johnson. It was capable of Mach 2 and sustained operatins at Mach 1.4.

It was also a widowmaker and landed at nearly 200 mph. Man in a missile.

The problem was, the thing didn't do the job very well. Pilots when in advantage had a good high-speed run at the target, but closing speeds make opposing head-on attacks nearly impossible to manage. The turning radius was poor and the plane had a very unpleasant pitch-up tendency.

In short, it was blazing fast and that wasn't the best solution for an air-dominance platform.

I'm grinding out scenes. I'm making progress. I'd like to see 2000 words a day instead of 600.

It's progress. I've figured out how to work optimally. First right, then fast.

I have my stride. Content mule, yeeeeehaw. It's taken a bit to get comfortable with the plan and execution of repeatably reliable text. Revisions need some attention. They'll get better, too.

Hope your work is going well.

Watch your six.

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