The Arc Wing VTOL

Arc wing VTOL

This could be the next evolution of aircraft:

The Arc Wing VTOL (Vertical Take Off and Landing) Airplane, is absolutely unique in being a true V/STOL as a fixed wing aircraft with the high cruise speed. This plane requires only the basic elements of fixed wing aircraft for VTOL or cruise flight, namely, full span flaps and high installed power usable in both VTOL and cruise. It has no need for heavy, costly, encumbering systems for conversion from one realm to another, no multiple rotors, no rotor folding devices, no cross shafting, no extra gear boxes, no “black boxes” for programming, no wing tip or tail jets, no tail rotors, no lift fans or lift engines.


[via Flight Nest


Posted: May 22nd, 2006
at 7:05pm by John

Categories: Cool,Technology


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