Gayral Circle-Wing STOL (1954)

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  1. Apr 21, 2019 #1

    cluttonfred

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    Here's a little something for the fans of low aspect ratio designs, a French circle-wing design from 1954. Note the variable incidence wing and tailplane for "near instant take-off." Those were the days!

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    I’m going to go ahead and let someone else fly that one first...
     
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    Unless that's a lifting tail, tilting the tail doesn't seem necessary?
     
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    Interesting. I wonder if it was inspired by the Russian disk wing with fuselage underneath, or if it inspired it. Chicken or Egg. It's so amazing that idea's were shared at the time. Now I complain about my slow high speed internet connection. They waited for the mail.
     
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    Or maybe the Nemeth Parasol from 1934. ...but the Nemeth didn't have a tilt wing

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