|Oct 24, 2011, 04:33 PM|
Joined May 2011
H.L. Joined-Wing and Strut-Braced Balsa Gliders
I have been designing, building and flying many Joined -wing Gliders and lately Strut -(lifting surfaces) -braced wings similar in concept to aircraft like the Hurel-Dubois HD 31, the swiz 2 FL ( with-out the front canard )
Boeing and Lockheed Martin have showed Strut-braced wings for commercial aircraft.
Guiseppe Bellanca designed many motor airplanes with such configuration, being the -CF- one of his most knowed examples ( the only beautiful-restored CF is at the A.and S. museum )
Some might say its similar to box-wings like the Liggeti Stratos, with extendent wings,... yes, they seem to fit that description.
They ALL fly ! . I even test-flew J. McG. Synergy stock and modified.
R&D and test flying this peculiar planforms , possibly for Human Power Aircraft, BirdMan Rally Type gliders, UAVs, a FAI Class 2 hang glider and for simple and fun non.planar balsa Toy/Research Gliders ( ...so far, more than 80 ! )
|Oct 24, 2011, 05:12 PM|
This type of glider has been around for a while. The Swiss built one in 1976, shown here: http://www.delta-club-82.com/bible/5...anard--2fl.htm
There have also been manpowered ones tried.
|Oct 25, 2011, 12:01 PM|
Joined Nov 2009
Holy Crappies, They tried it twice !!!!!
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