- Jun 7, 2020
One of the developments that always puzzled me was how Piper and Beechcraft came up with the Tomahawk and Skipper, which could be clones. From completely different design departments.I think Hugo Junkers patented the flying wing in 1910...so it must have expired by now.
I have been in many dire situations where my innovations have been sorta "recycled" in several cases where I was always the loosing partisipant. Possibly my flooding phase in aeroplane designs was one of the heeling projects for me.
Anyway architectural competitions, wind turbines and aeroplanes and other vehicles are always constantly in heavy competiton and a small individual in the compression of big companies and states even can do very little to protect himself.
FBI has notissed this phenomena: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/208135.pdf
Certainly a spitting image of someone else's design is naturally a sign of a similar thinking and a permission is good to ask to go on....like you did.