Talk:Scaled Composites White Knight

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Lift[edit]

"This reduced lift, thus increasing the ambient air pressure and allowing the spoilers to spring back, restoring lift." The tense of the verbs in this sentence seem inconsistant. I am not sure though.

No, it doesn't seem right. I think putting the word 'therefore' infront of 'restoring' may help.

Registration[edit]

I removed the "citation needed" notice re the FAA registration notation....come on...you can SEE it on the booms in the picture, and the link to the FAA site shows it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.118.253.107 (talk) 20:46, 17 June 2012 (UTC)

Article scope?[edit]

Is there a specific reason that this article is only about the SS1 flights? To be consistent with the way aircraft articles are done in general on WP, it seems that this should be about the plane, its history, development, specs and missions (it's now flown two other programs after SS1, and it appears that it will be used as a research aircraft on contract like Proteus is). I checked the referenced Tier One article, and it just gives a short description of its part in the program. I propose that this article be allowed to expand to be about the full scope of this unique aircraft. Akradecki 06:21, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

Article title?[edit]

While I'm at it, this article should be renamed "Scaled Composites White Knight". No where that I've seen in either the press nor in Scaled's literature on the aircraft is the plane referred to as WK1...it's just "White Knight", even on the side of the plane. Given WP's policy of "most common name", it seems that the "one" should be dropped. Akradecki 06:25, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

Changes made[edit]

No one has objected to the above changes, so they've been incorporated. Akradecki 18:33, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

Named after?[edit]

An editor has altered the assertion in the article on who the White Knight is named after. I tend to disagree, based on what I've heard, but I went to find refs, and haven't been able to yet (besides everything else, I'm starting to doubt my sanity). So, since the added bit is less than encyclopedic, I'm pasting it here until it can be resolved concretely one way or the other. Akradecki 04:36, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

Text: The White Knight is NOT named after X-15 pilots Robert M. White and Pete Knight. While that's an excellent idea, according to Brian Binney who is one of the pilot's, it is because of the shape and appearance. (http://members.aol.com/albatron/brian.htm)

WikiProject class rating[edit]

This article was automatically assessed because at least one WikiProject had rated the article as start, and the rating on other projects was brought up to start class. BetacommandBot 01:23, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Proteus?[edit]

In the article on White Knight Two it is suggested that White Knight One was based on Proteus. This seems to be absent from this piece?