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Inverted Vantage

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Oh this thing! I remember it; had forgotten the name. Are you involved with the project, parkert51?
 

parkert51

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Well Folks, I have to say its one of those designs for which my only response can be WHY! I would be shocked should the thing have any stability in the air.
 

litespeed

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Man............ must be some wild drugs, and they worked long enough to build a ?

Maybe a prop for Batman?

Maybe a wild Mad Max 4 aircraft?

Maybe a delusional cartoon wet dream?

Maybe a secret alien stealth plane?

Maybe a work program for the mentally deranged hospital?

Maybe a lame duck trainer for ground work?

Maybe a ground effect aircraft and they forgot it must fly?

But what it is........and this assumes its ever gets in the air?

A great way to Darwinate.:speechles

Litespeed
 

wsimpso1

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The video was dated December 2009. If it did fly well, I would think we would have heard about it.

High span loading (Low AR) means it will take a lot of power for its weight to fly. In a hard landing, the pilot's legs are toast. Count me out.

Billski
 

orion

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Actually, to be fair, several of the Moller configurations have already flown, albeit tethered to a ground wire and telemetry system. Looks like this hasn't left the ground yet.
 

Hot Wings

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Looks like this hasn't left the ground yet.

One photo does show all 3 wheels off the ground. I did assume, not a good thing, that it was due to air forces. It could also have been due to a bump in the runway.

And to be fair, I think I'd rather strap on one of Mollers things than the Lucy. But my risk tolerance level is too low for either.
 

PeterF

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Vigilant1

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That tailwheel stinger on the Lucy bears more than a passing resemblance to the one on Duncan's Razorback. Maybe the Razorback has a long lost cousin in Gotham City?
 
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