(NOTE: The products listed below are not specifically or implicitly endorsed by TWITT.  They are provided only as a service to our readers, since they are related to flying wings.) 

...      In a long-term project an aircraft is to be developed which can land and take-off without special runways. In the first phase of this project a new concept of tailless glider is being investigated. It is based on the bird layout for aerodynamic stability and uses a control method as used by birds.
     An extensive theoretical investigation has revealed an efficiency benefit achievable by implementing the birds control method. Above all, the first full-scale prototype has demonstrated, in flight tests, that the concept works very well and indeed holds great potential.

.. SG-1 - Concepts - To develop a lighter sailplane with good climb in weak conditions, low momentum in an outlanding but still with good interthermal performance at speed. 
     To achieve this, a short pitch couple reduces the wetted area and weight, the swept fin with no boom being an inherently efficient structure.The wing is small, which affects the constraints on optimisation of lift distribution and allows reduced adverse yaw.
     SG-1 is similar looking to Genesis but is based on quite different aero'. The Genesis wing is stabilising with a small positive foil CMc/4. In SG-1 all the static pitch stability is created by the tail and the wing foils are about CMc/4=-0.06 which enables the wide drag bucket required.

... This is the untold saga of the first British supersonic aircraft. Three tailless experimental DH.108 aircraft were built. First flight was in May 1946. On 6 September 1948, the third DH.108 became the first British supersonic aircraft, flown by the legendary John Derry. 
   This site contains many other aviation history books, including some unusual flying wings/talless aircraft.

.. Whether your interest is radio control, control line, static scale, indoor flight or outdoor free-flight the aim is for this page to be the link to a whole raft of resources that will interest you, give you ideas or provide links to other on-line resources. If there is something you would like to see us cover please send an email.  This is an A to Z reference of aircraft terminology.  Any article that appears on this front page will always be available via this on-line glossary. This will become your interactive reference of the future. 

The Choucas (French for "jackdaw") is a two-place side-by-side touring motorglider with front-mounted engine. Its outstanding characteristics allow it to excel among other European- designed machines. The side-by-side seating and the swept forward wing provide for unsurpassed visibility, and the flight controls of the Choucas are a delight to both experienced pilots and novices. The aircraft  may be flown from either seat, and all the controls are well-harmonized in both soaring and powered phases of flight.

Zing Wings are high performance flying wing toy gliders that look much like hang gliders.  They are hinged at the center so they can fold in half. On each side of the hinge fold is a plastic hook. A launching rubber band is slipped under one of the hooks to launch the glider in the folded "launch" position. Launch altitudes of over 100 feet can be attained. A small rubberband between the hooks pulls the wing "open" into the flying position when its launch speed slows sufficiently. With the wings in the flying position, the glider starts its flight which lasts 30 seconds to several minutes.

PHOTOVAULT contains a comprehensive archive of military images. This page contains samples from our picture files on the B-49 Flying Wing Jet in it's varients. These stock photographs are available for licensing in any media. For Pricing, General Guidelines, and Delivery information click here. You may contact us thru email or by phone for more information on the use of these images, and any others in our files not shown here. Please do not ask us for free use of these images!

Powerchutes.com is meant to be a starting point for research into powered parachutes. On this site you'll find answers to the most common questions, information on manufacturers, photos, stories, and several ways to get in touch with the people who fly these things.  Gallery: The Gallery is a collection of photos and PPC art contributed by subscribers to the PPC emailing list, and others.  Stories: The stories pages are just what the name implies. Stories and logs submitted by PPC flyers.  Incidents: The incidents page is a comprehensive collection of PPC incidents put together and maintained by Carlos Hattenberg. The page is not on this server, but it's importance warrants a prominent link.

CompuFoil Professional is the industry standard in airfoil modifica- tion and plotting software.  Used by SIG, Midwest Models, Great Planes Models, R&R Products, CR Aircraft, DJAeroTech, NASA, and discriminating modelers around the world. CompuFoil runs on Windows 3.1, 3.11, 95, 98. It will also run on NT, but requires a custom setup program.  The CompuFoil for Windows demo is available here, as well as hints and tricks to foam cutting. SoarSoft Software is also a distributor for the TEKOA Feather/Cut foam core cutting machine.

Sling Wing is a "flying wing" or "tail-less monoplane". This glider can be "tuned" or
"trimmed" to produce the best possible flight characteristics for the weather conditions you fly in. When flying in windy conditions, you may find that Sling Wing performs better when it is adjusted, or "tuned" to fly a bit faster than when flying in calm or near-calm air.

The nonprofit American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the principal society and voice serving the aerospace profession. Its primary purpose is to advance the arts, sciences, and technology of aeronautics and astro- nautics and to foster and promote the professionalism of those engaged in these pursuits. Although founded and based in the United States, AIAA is a global organization with nearly 30,000 individual professional members, over 50 corporate members, thousands of customers worldwide, and an active international outreach. AIAA is the U.S. representative on the International Astronautical Federation and the International Council on the Aeronautical Sciences.


AIRSPORTS INTERNATIONAL - The monthly magazine for airsports enthusiasts.  A round up of all world air sports events duly recognised by Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI)
   This looks like a good site for just about anything that has to do with aviation, as seem from the picture on the left. 
   This link will take you to the home page which has a number of selection screens for you to use in going to those areas of aviation that most interest you.  There may not be much on flying wings from the homebuider aspect, but there are extensive sections on hand gliding and para gliding. 

Fiberglass molds are commonly used to make multiple copies of a part which may have a complex shape. Some of the advantages of using a fiberglass mold are: they are easy to make, the materials are inexpensive, they will last for many years and can be used to produce hundreds of parts.  The process starts with a pattern that you wish to copy.  For more see:  http://www.cstsales.com/  and click on the Builders How To lines.

  U.S. Pacific was founded in 1987 by world-famed aeronautical engineer/designer Don Mitchell and Richard Avalon, the current owner of the company. Don and Richard worked together at Mitchell Aircraft Corporation from 1978 through 1983. Don passed away in 1992 leaving the designs and manufacturing rights for the Mitchell Wing Models B-10, U-2 and the P-38 to Richard. 
    U.S Pacific's long-term and ongoing goal is the development and promotion of fun-flying on a world-wide basis. This concept is realized through the production of Ultralight home-builts that are simple to build, easy to fly and economical for the enthusiast who wants to enjoy the realm of pure fun flying and do it in a safe machine. It's based on this concept that U.S. Pacific was founded and continues to operate. Our name is synonymous with home-built Ultralights and fun flying. 


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