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Posted by the1pope | Oct 24, 2017 @ 05:01 PM | 2,237 Views
The attached pics are mostly static models since being introduced to the Burnelli concept in April, 2006.

1. First try at Burnelli's last design before his death in 1964, the GB-888A. May, 2006.
2. A similar attempt with a carved, Omaha Steaks foam container lid. July, 2006.
3. First try at Burnelli's CBY-3. My Mac'n Cheese Burnelli (mac n cheese box with junk mail, hot wheels, paper and tape) April, 2006.
4. CAD render of a future airliner design. 2008.
5. Four foot RC, 4 ducted fans, work in progress as of Oct. 2017.
6. CAD render of a future military transport. L 150' x W 50' x H 16' body, Wing span 130'. 2016.
7. Small chuck model of military transport. 2017.
8. Only known flying RC model of Burnelli's GB-888A. Successful maiden flight, Dec. 20, 2008.

I'm workin' on it.

Some exciting news from the University of Toronto. First major study on the Lifting Fuselage Configuration (LFC) in almost 80 years. Early findings show the LFC has twice the "fuel burn reduction" (ya, that's how they worded it) as the BWB/HWB compared to the tube and wing configuration.

After studying Burnelli's work and NACA's testing of it for over 11 years, this is no surprise to me. I'm just surprised it took this long to retest his ideas.

Check it out. Reader's Digest version. Full paper.