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*chuckle* If you look at the credits for that article, you *might* find a familiar name or two. ;)
No - only some nobody named Evan L. Mayerle :D :D :D :D


Our very own Evan (aka elmayerle) is the perspn credited in the original article (Airpower, March 2005) for explaining the principles of the external elevon.  The authour and illustrator, I believe is Jared A. Zichek.


Close to 20 years ago I'd corresponded by snail mail & over the Internet with Evan on number of aviation design concepts. This 1998 art of jet powered Yokosuka R2Y2s (escorted by Kyushu J7W1s) was result of design drawings he'd sent me to render the art that 16 years later is still up on

Army Projects / Re: South African prototypes, projects, concepts, etc.
« Last post by JohnR on Today at 05:37:38 pm »
Another early hour of the morning question, what does the MPWAVS acronym stand for?
Never seen a picture of the MBD Mantis. Did it ever got off the drawing board?

Its on page one of this thread.
Space Projects / Re: Apollo Lunar Module - Emergency Drop Lights
« Last post by blackstar on Today at 03:25:35 pm »
I'm starting to wonder if it was written by an intern. 

Hah! That is actually what I suspected!

Modelling Forum / Re: Japanese W II RC Models
« Last post by blackkite on Today at 02:51:49 pm »
Electric airplane!! It is wonderful accuracy. :o
I can't stop imaging jet powered model.
NAA V/STOL Evaluation Vehicle factory model (T2-J Trainer with General Electric Lift Fan System). This Buckeye is considerably more modified than the preliminary design shown earlier in this thread: all-new, larger wing and horizontal stab, larger lift fans, new main landing gear, etc.

Ryan eventually incorporated this G.E. system into a very successful, purpose-built airframe, the XV-5A Vertifan.

From the File; Neueste, senkrecht startende Militärflugzeuge,here is an artist drawing to it.
Space Projects / Re: Apollo Lunar Module - Emergency Drop Lights
« Last post by SAustin16 on Today at 02:32:26 pm »
Good Evening Blackstar,

I will try to track down the author of the internet article, and try to get additional information.  I'm starting to wonder if it was written by an intern. 

I'll let you know.

Cheers from Texas
The Bar / Re: A New Flying Machine
« Last post by VTOLicious on Today at 02:09:12 pm »
2014, still waiting for the next big thing!
Early Aircraft Projects / Re: Higgins Industries helicopter project
« Last post by hesham on Today at 02:07:28 pm »
OK my dear Apophenia.
Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: Various Yugoslav post war projects
« Last post by hesham on Today at 02:06:30 pm »
Great find Maveric,

and those two projects was belonged to UTVA,and I mentioned them before,here;
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