Oh, one more thing. I've added a new category to aircraft design, called gadgets. These are things like diesel engines or rapid-fire guns that are add-ons, but don't quite fit as special characteristics. You can have the same number of gadgets as Special characteristics (that is, 12-BTN) and you can have the full allotment of both gadgets and special characteristics (they don't count for each others spots).
I personally never use the Special features option..If I want more on a plane, I will use more I always thought it was dumb that a big plane could have more features than a little one....
Ah well, I use them. So feel free to count them out if you want, it's no big deal. Besides, I think that hte limit is sort of bogus. On one of my plane designs, I wanted more features, so I said screw this and stuck on more features.
Ah that is what I meant That I don't pay attention to the game rules. Special features does sound good though.
Yeah, since I play solo, my word goes, so they're more guidelines than actual rules...
Oh, by the way, I just remembered a quote my friend told me...It applies to another game, but still works. "Sometimes, for a game or setting to work, some rules must die." I prefer to use that system. If it's convenient, rules apply, but otherwise, rules out the window.