|Jan 03, 2008, 12:57 PM|
Floaterline actually started as a canard...
...and while gathering the Maelstrom and flicking through the Floaterline, I realised there was no original sketches, as the Floaterline idea actually started as a canard... and was the originating point for the "common fuselage" idea to have the canard, and a more "typical" plane arrangement.
The attached sketches show the two variant ideas and that it has actually made it into CAD... the more "natural" looking wing, or the constant chord which was to have visual queues back to golden age planes like the GeeBee and Wedell Williams.
And from the front elevation, you can kind of see how I progressed from this to the dihedral shape for the Maelstrom.