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Jun 8, 2016
Near Antwerp, Belgium

I used to have several of Bob Hovey's books, especially those on structure and aerodynamics that involved the Whing Ding II. At one point I had his phone number, but his wife said he was no longer interested in aircraft and was totally focused on breeding roses. Wish I'd been able to talk to him myself.


I just came across an RC Ducted Fan of the Martin X-24A Lifting Body... Aerofred has it as the "Mystery Wing" It was designed by the same people that designed the X-24A Lifting Body.

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If i recall right this project was nicknamed Pumpkin Seed due to its shape. It contained gas filled zones.