Ah, yes. It's true. The Cheetah and Tiger were revolutionary in their bonded wing design. Speed master Roy LoPresti designed their cowlings, and the fuselages incorporated NASA low-drag air scoops (as the brochure was quick to point out). There are, of course, some downsides to that bonded wing design (one production year had problems with the glue, and the aircraft all have high repainting costs because the wings can't be chemically stripped). But back in 1977, all those elements — in addition to the airplanes' fiberglass gear struts, one-piece windscreen, easy-open engine cowling and "sliding air conditioner" (the ability to slide the cowling back during taxi, and even during slow flight, for better cooling inside the airplane) — were the latest and greatest in airplane design.