Date: 29 Aug 2002 03:14:19 GMT
Subject: Re: GM Influence

Someone who looks an awful lot like Mike <mereridnopsamcom> wrote: > I read something very funny in a book that Saab put out. It said that > when Saab first tried to design a car, none of the engineers had no > car making experience. You're right. They were designing aircraft, which requires a great deal of attention to things like power:weight ratios, center of gravity, aerodynamics, stability, and all those other things that are important for cars as well. > A few doesn't even have driver's licenses. > Also, the Head Engineer hired an engineer because he could draw a > "airplane wing". Yes; somehow you seem to be saying that a car designed in 1947 with a drag coefficient of, what was it, 0.39 I think, is bad? Did you notice the bit about his initial guess of the weight of the car, and the real weight, being amazingly close? > And you think GM has problems... ;-) What does that have to do with the designer previously being a wing expert? It's almost like you're saying he was unqualified to work on cars, when evidence seems to suggest that you're wrong. I'm not sure why you consider that "funny" - maybe I'm misreading your intent? Dave Hinz

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