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Old Sep 16, 2013, 09:55 PM
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Cornelius XFG-1

The Cornelius XFG-1 was a military fuel transporting towed glider , without a tailplane and with a forward-swept wing. Two were built but development ended in 1945.

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Old Sep 16, 2013, 10:01 PM
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Old Oct 13, 2013, 10:28 AM
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The Cornelius XFG-1 was a military fuel transporting towed glider , without a tailplane and with a forward-swept wing. Two were built but development ended in 1945.
WOW! A flying blivet. Whose idea was THAT!
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 09:28 AM
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Cornelius"s obviously.
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 06:11 PM
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I figure some government employee wrote a "Request for Proposal" and Cornelius said... "well... OK... we can do that."
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Old Sep 18, 2014, 02:43 AM
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It's ashame you really don't know much about George Cornelious' work. Like a great many other prodject's that went away after the atomic bomb attack's on Japan the XFG-1 was one. My dad was a personal friend of George. I sent a copy of the Dayton newspaper that had a major article on George's work to Bill Kulhman and he put it in RCSD e-mag. I also have some info on George's Mallard which was a FSW pitcheron full sized A/C and It flew successfully 19 time's.
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Old Sep 18, 2014, 05:27 AM
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Is this the plane you call the "Mallard"?

If so, can you tell us more about it?
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Old Sep 18, 2014, 11:36 AM
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The Mallard was test flown by AlRietherman. I have a first piece airmail envelope that was delivered by the Mallard. It utilized T/E flap to operate the wing's movement's and George has a patent on that device. I have some photo's of the model of the Mallard mounted on a post attached to a car and used as a windtunnel. I've heard Burt Rutan used this same method to test some of his design's. George also had idea's for the roadable airplane. You would drive it to the airport and rent the wing's and propeller. It's still amazing to me that the Mallard was a FSW pitcheron type A/C. There are several model glider design's that have flown very well, the Orca come's to mind. It was plan's built and the plan's are still available from the AMA. The info I have on George dry's up shortly after WWII. There is some info on George on Wikipedia.
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Old Sep 18, 2014, 11:41 AM
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Let's see if I can post some of my photo's here.I don't get the manage attachment's that I do elsewhere here on the group's after I click on Go advanced.
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Old Sep 18, 2014, 03:39 PM
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We seem to be having a spate of cargo/troop gliders from WW II. Not complaining. Just observing. I'm enjoying the input, greatly.

thanks to all!
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