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Flying without Wings
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Peter_L



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Location: New Brunswick. Canada.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:00 pm    Post subject: Flying without Wings Reply with quote

It seems the idea has been played around with. What, if any, were the advantages.

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ka



Joined: 03 Dec 2007
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Location: Orkney.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Without wings to give lift, is the lift generated from a downward thrust from the engine, (ie, helicopter of harrier jump jet)?
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Dipster



Joined: 06 Jan 2015
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Location: UK, France and Portugal - unless I am travelling....

PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps the upper and lower parts of the hollow fuselage are formed in an aerofoil section providing lift.
Perhaps the chief designer was a young Harry Potter......
Perhaps it was simply a wind up or con!
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Rich5ltr



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Much more here. Very interesting but ultimately I guess none of it worked else we'd see them flying around now!

http://discaircraft.greyfalcon.us/LIPPISCHE%20AERODYNE%20RESEARCH.htm
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