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Would it be a Jet?

If the plane is going to be more "alive" and environment friendly. Would it be possible to get away from jet engines and make a plane that would fly in the way a bird would? By flapping its wings. With the 3D printing and all the loss of extra weight, could it be possible?

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    Aug 4 2013: Our engineering prowess is totally insufficient for such a task, even given we have a model to reverse engineer. It should make us question where the original design came from in the first place?

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