As brilliant as Paul MacCready’s Gossamer Condor was in design, the way it was designed may have been equally as brilliant. Made of Mylar, the team was able to quickly repair damages and make modifications following a crash. So yes, they crashed, but they also instantly corrected. That was 1977. How many of us are taking that approach today, making quick iterations part of our strategy, to see what will fly?
I’m glad you asked – here’s a link to a post I wrote on the topic in PMP News: Flying Lessons