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Wing - no tail?!
« 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... 




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Re: Wing - no tail?!
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2019, 08:07:45 AM »
Wing Surfing wins again  ;D

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Re: Wing - no tail?!
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: Wing - no tail?!
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: Wing - no tail?!
« Reply #4 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


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Re: Wing - no tail?!
« Reply #5 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


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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.

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Re: Wing - no tail?!
« Reply #6 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.

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Re: Wing - no tail?!
« Reply #7 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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