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Old 18 April 2018, 03:01 PM
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I would also question the structural elements that generally hold an aircraft in a single piece. I would not be surprised that these elements will not have been designed to function with all the normal stresses suddenly being applied in opposite directions then anticipated during design especially on such large vehicles.

Small stunt planes and some combat fighters, yes they are designed to handle such variable stresses, jumbo jets, probably not so much.

I get your point that the shape of aircraft mean they are theoretically still aerodynamic in an inverted orientation at least until the wings actually fold and fall off or some other critical structural failure.
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