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Flapless aircraft

Started by DD1975, January 29, 2012, 21:53:00 PM

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DD1975

Came across this, thought "that's new" and decided to post  :)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-11431662

DD
Smoke me a Kipper I'll be back for breakfast - Ace Rimmer

Freddy

Too technical for the BBC to call them ailerons ?  Interesting though thanks :)

GT40


It reminds me of the Northrop flying wing.

BTW glad to read you say "ailerons" in English. :D


DD1975

Just as a reference (and yes invested by the British!!)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blown_flap

So of course you are quite correct the BBC have got that one very wrong:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ailerons
Smoke me a Kipper I'll be back for breakfast - Ace Rimmer

Snowcrash

The craft does appear to be aileron-less (steering) and flap-less (take off/landing aid) and rudder-less (another flappy bit).

The articles seems to be trying to dumb down but have got it wrong instead.
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