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Jul 10, 2019, 07:25 AM
An itch?. Scratch build.
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The forerunner of the fixed wing vtol ?

The whole video is worth watching, but at 8:40 there is a great example of using props on the wing to create vertical lift.

As modellers we can probably see the problem straight away, but someone had to have the idea in the first place, back in 1929, (unless someone obviously knows better), and was willing to try.


Odd Ducks: Unusual Aircraft from the Movietone Collection, 1921-1934 (25 min 57 sec)

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Jul 11, 2019, 11:37 PM
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Just when I thought I had seen them all. Great video and that guy was waaaaaaay before his time.

I'm assuming they two wing props were shaft driven so I don't see how he would control roll in a pure hover.

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