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Jeff Hartmann CIC
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odd plane
      #433872 - 12/25/16 10:29 AM

Stolen from elsewhere on the intertube:

http://youtu.be/X6A1mSh0DB8

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Ralph Jones
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Re: odd plane [Re: Jeff Hartmann CIC]
      #433874 - 12/25/16 11:26 AM

That's an early test flight of the Narushevich Ring Wing in Belarus.

The idea is to reduce the induced drag by completely eliminating the wingtips; unfortunately you pay for it in increased friction drag. It's a concept that surfaces every few years, then sinks out of sight...it goes clear back to some of the early flight pioneers.

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Ray Tackett
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odd plane [Re: Jeff Hartmann CIC]
      #433879 - 12/25/16 11:52 AM

It appeared to be mushing along near a stall the whole time. The nose-high
attitude plus the high angle of incidence is not confidence-inspiring.

Reminds me of the Brewster Buffalo, which flew with much of the wing stalled
most of the time.

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Ralph Jones
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Re: odd plane [Re: Ray Tackett]
      #433880 - 12/25/16 12:01 PM

The whole Brewster company was stalled most of the time. It wasn't easy to go bankrupt selling airplanes to the US Government during a war, but they managed...

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