The terms “Prandtl, BSLD’ are an oxymoron when used with the premise of “FLYING WING AS A CHEAP SIMPLE OPTION” .
My understanding of “Cheap, Simple” is a plank, a constant chord swept wing, a Verhees type delta etc. As has been pointed out to get BSDL and Prandtl wing to work requires extreme accuracy in shape and surface finish, not cheap and simple.
Sadly not. It was a design by Ragwing. But it never got to production due to crash. I was told that the designer did not take wing design advise from the people who knew the general mistakes in Flying Flea design. Yes, it was a American Flying Flea project.Koen, do you have the plans of the fuselage and rudder of this one?
A few years back, some prankster posted a photo of a car catapulting from an aircraft carrier and labeled it; "USN's new catch-and-release program for Taliban."Tossing used cars off carrier catapults is a time honored tradition. Way cheaper than an instrumented test sled. 2004 Impala weighs x, do the calculations as to how far X will go, with dialed in weight of Y, and toss. Did you make the distance? Yea!
Which proposal of me are you referring to? The old looking fuselage with very large wheels? If yes, when you can place pilots head about at location of trailing edge, it should not be a problem. Just cut a half circle in the trailing edge and you fit in just like in a SWIFT hangglider. Easy.I’ll give some chances to the idea of Koen’s wing as well, the windows issue is bugging me a bit.