To get in on the debate about the "ripple effect" ive seen alot of birds in and out of service, and ive seen deformed panels. Not over the entirety of the a/c but in certain areas. I'm in no way a scientist or an engineer but I would assume at the speeds these planes are reaching just the friction from the passing air would cause certain panels to heat and thus become deformed.... but what do i know. Either way i look at what we all do as art more than anything and there are no rules etched in stone for art. Going to look great no matter what!