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Old Jan 02, 2013, 11:17 PM
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RCvertt and Pen, I've been thinking about this ad nauseum today, watching birds fly and so forth and I wonder if there isn't a better solution. I also spent time thinking about the VJ101, and I think I'm on to a better train of thought.

Could you design a plane, featuring rotating high anhedral wings and forward mounted EDFs. For take off, the wings would flip vertical and the EDFs could blow air over the ailerons which would aide in VTOL control and then it would transition to forward flight in the same way an Osprey or the VJ101 would. This would reduce parts which would not be used during forward flight as the vertical component is secondary to the primary of forward flight. In effect, a tilt-edf.

Thoughts?
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