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Old 12-03-2012, 06:35 PM   #16396
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It doesn't look like it ever was airworthy.
It flew once, and it didn't get wrecked! Notable for the wing type.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:39 PM   #16397
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It doesn't look like it ever was airworthy.
Thats EXACTLY what my first thought was. If (big if) it ever did fly it had to be extremely unstable!
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:45 PM   #16398
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Looks like an early attempt at a flying wing...

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Old 12-03-2012, 07:10 PM   #16399
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It flew once, and it didn't get wrecked! Notable for the wing type.
The wing doesn't look remarkable.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:25 PM   #16400
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Akerman delta-wing






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1950, I believe.

Here's something new... er old. I know, crappy cell phone picture.



Wonder what the story behind this is?
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:26 PM   #16401
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The wing doesn't look remarkable.
That's Ok. It was my wife's cell phone picture; she asked me what it was... I found it easily enough. Here is my incredible find! :
http://richard.ferriere.free.fr/blen...an/akerman.pdf

Also pictured and described in "The Century of Flight". Whoa... awesome aircraft.
http://www.century-of-flight.net/Avi...ng%20wings.htm

You can even dine under this magnificent aircraft that once resided in the Smithsonian Institute.
http://www.mac-events.org/about/HeritageGallery.html

it even had a Jacobs 3 cylinder aircraft engine, issue No.15! Cool!!
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:27 PM   #16402
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205ed ya.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:29 PM   #16403
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Akerman delta-wing
Dammit, you got it before I gave it away.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:30 PM   #16404
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Dammit, you got it before I gave it away.
Don't give it away so easy...takes the fun out of it.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:40 PM   #16405
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Don't give it away so easy...takes the fun out of it.
In this case, it didn't matter... I had a feeling you were hot on the trail.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:03 PM   #16406
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:23 PM   #16407
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:50 AM   #16408
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Interesting. Had a rough landing, though:



But lead to this:

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Old 12-11-2012, 11:08 AM   #16409
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damnit!!!!!!!!! the time I knew it immediatly it gets snagged!
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:39 PM   #16410
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