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Re: "Revolutionary" Wingless Aircraft

From: Michael Tarbell <mtarbell.nul>
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2011 12:01:31 -0600
Archived: Mon, 27 Jun 2011 06:56:55 -0400
Subject: Re: "Revolutionary" Wingless Aircraft


>From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2011 10:23:04 +0100
>Subject: Re: "Revolutionary" Wingless Aircraft

>>From: Michael Tarbell <mtarbell.nul>
>>To: post.nul
>>Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2011 10:45:26 -0600
>>Subject: Re: "Revolutionary" Wingless Aircraft

>>>From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
>>>To: <post.nul>
>>>Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2011 10:01:59 +0100
>>>Subject: "Revolutionary" Wingless Aircraft

>>>FYI. Hmmm...

>>>-----

>>>PysOrg.Com

>>>http://tinyurl.com/6afchjz

>>>Austrian Company Debuts Revolutionary Wingless Aircraft

>><snip>

>>See also

>>http://www.gizmag.com/d-dalus-uav-design/18972/

>>which has several images and a little more commentary. With the
>>sparse details provided, I'm having difficulty visualizing the
>>principle involved. Nearest analog would seem to be a Voith
>>Schneider propeller. All in all, seems too good to be true... I
>>think "Hmmm" pretty well sums it up, pending a public
>>demonstration, or at least a detailed video.

>I agree. The first article made my scam antennae twitch with
>those "frictionless bearings". Yeah, right - nanokelvin
>superfluid lubrication or whatever that can be "repaired by a
>local car mechanic"?  I think not!

Likewise the alleged potential for "jet speed". It looks like it
has the drag coefficient of an open egg carton. The power
required to maintain 500+ mph would be enormous.

>This article somewhat redeems the claim in the form of "near-
>frictionless bearings". OK. But as you say without even a video
>of the small scale concept-demonstrator no one would be wise to
>invest one yen, dollar, pound or sheckel. The principle is
>obscure.

If this is a scam and they're just trolling for investors, you
have to admire the audacity of displaying a hoax aircraft at the
Paris Air Show! Moreover, apparently this concept was presented
in a conference/lecture before the Royal Aeronautical Society on
16 June. I've emailed them a request to purchase/download this
presentation if available.


Mike




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