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Flapless aircraft

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

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

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


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


It reminds me of the Northrop flying wing.

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


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

So of course you are quite correct the BBC have got that one very wrong:
Smoke me a Kipper I'll be back for breakfast - Ace Rimmer


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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