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The Foil Zone => Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP => Topic started by: Wetstuff on November 20, 2019, 08:03:33 AM

Title: Wing - no tail?!
Post by: Wetstuff on November 20, 2019, 08:03:33 AM
It's only at the beginning and end of this 'kitemare' (I had those) but it is interesting... 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBiIQezVlUk&feature=emb_rel_pause


Jim
Title: Re: Wing - no tail?!
Post by: Dwight (DW) on November 20, 2019, 08:07:45 AM
Wing Surfing wins again  ;D
Title: Re: Wing - no tail?!
Post by: yugi on November 20, 2019, 09:51:03 AM
not the best demo of something that works amazingly well.

But interesting if it does work. Simple. Simple is good.
Title: Re: Wing - no tail?!
Post by: JEG on November 20, 2019, 12:12:44 PM
I'm guessing it will be hard work doing it with a wing and you really need that tail to counter balance.
Title: Re: Wing - no tail?!
Post by: Wetstuff on November 21, 2019, 06:01:46 AM
..mmmm?, JEG.   Not much here, but he does not look bothered.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=AAqA3uNcKxo&feature=emb_logo


Jim
Title: Re: Wing - no tail?!
Post by: JEG on November 21, 2019, 01:03:31 PM
..mmmm?, JEG.   Not much here, but he does not look bothered.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=AAqA3uNcKxo&feature=emb_logo


Jim

I'm not fully convince of the vid but great effort on that setup though. I'm thinking, have you ever seen a plan with no tail wing, I'm talking about comerciaal plains.
Title: Re: Wing - no tail?!
Post by: Wetstuff on November 21, 2019, 02:25:58 PM
JEG - Ya, but... Commercial airlines haul a load-a-c'hit to make $$ so need a long, empty cavity to fill, MIL needs frantic maneuverability and massive power, so they need tailplanes. Even little ole' Cessnas move thru a lot of airspace compared to that guy on the foil. 

I'd bet -if one guy is working on it- others will notice. There's fun ahead if enough early adaptors fund progress.

Jim

Title: Re: Wing - no tail?!
Post by: Wetstuff on November 22, 2019, 05:24:29 AM
I remembered a tailless flyer done by a NASA engineer.  With an Elizabethan name, Barnaby Wainfan, he had to be the smartest kid in school and probably developed quick fists.  He published a book on airfoils and done other exotica within aviation.  I had not heard that he said it, but it seems apparent; 'it is not only smooth that lifts'.

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Jim
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