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    Eshelman Flying Flounder - photo and video


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    Too bad the cameraman ran out of film. I would love to see the "Landing"...

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    They'd called it flapper, flapper, faster than .....................
    Actually I'd like to own the camera & trypod.
    Cheers

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    I wonder if that angle of attack was just clime rate or does it assume that attitude all the time

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    kinda looks like it keeps that attitude... probably needed a rear flounder too for lift in the rear. Ill bet modern computer design could really make it work awesome. those flippers arnt quite right, they were thinking, but quite not in the right direction. it is kinda neet and wood make for a nice plane to have in your garage...when done right, it dosent seem to have much lift or a real wing to it the way it's made, more like power and plowing through the air thus the angle/attatude in flight. wing probably has little real lift to it. wouldn't be a lot to make it right... or at least better.
    it might even fly better upside down....
    Last edited by marksbug; 01-25-2020 at 09:23 PM.

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    Here's a couple more wing-less planes


    and also what could potentially be the precursor to what we know today as drones:

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    Hard to believe this could remain stable in flight

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    probably like catamarans, just as stable upside down as right way up


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