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Boomerang airliner project
« on: January 16, 2008, 09:38:52 am »
Hi,

does anyone heard about that Boomerang airliner project?.


http://www.flightglobal.com/PDFArchive/View/1946/1946%20-%202270%20-%200332.html
« Last Edit: February 02, 2013, 03:49:09 pm by hesham »

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Re: Boomerang airliner project
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2008, 03:44:39 am »
I think that the term "boomerang" was used only because the author of the article didn't hear the term "flying wing". The same as circle wing aircraft were named "flying saucers".

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Re: Boomerang airliner project
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2008, 11:07:33 am »
I think that the term "boomerang" was used only because the author of the article didn't hear the term "flying wing". The same as circle wing aircraft were named "flying saucers".

Err... rather I'd say that in this case 'Boomerang' is not being used as a generic descriptive term. Reading the text headed 'Automatic Reciprocals', and the paragraph above, the author is referring specifically to the aerodynamics of a boomerang and the stability of its rotational flight being used the model for an all-wing aircraft with flight surfaces that would spin in flight in the manner of a boomerang.

Go back a page and you'll see that all-wing flight is the subject of the article, so I'm sure the author would have been familiar with the term flying wing.

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Re: Boomerang airliner project
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2008, 12:55:49 pm »
Thanks for the notice. Because of the lack of the time I read the text very briefly.


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Re: Boomerang airliner project
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2015, 02:26:39 pm »
Hi,


I think that,I saw something like it before,but I don't remember where ?.

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Re: Boomerang airliner project
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2015, 10:31:48 pm »

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Re: Boomerang airliner project
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2015, 04:36:48 am »
Thank you Chris.

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Re: Boomerang airliner project
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2015, 05:18:13 am »
I'm inclined to think this article is bolleaux.

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Re: Boomerang airliner project
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2015, 11:20:35 am »
I also suspect this is a joke.  Note the name of the principal researcher- Dr. Spuffing (Spoof-ing).  The note at the end of the article is also a hint.

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Re: Boomerang airliner project
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2015, 01:27:40 am »
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This unconventional and even heroic project had been based on the patient work which had been done by Leadbetter and Brazenose between 1919 and 1942 at the R.A.E. on the autorotative characteristics of an F.E.2b with varying incidences and tailplane settings. The work was still incomplete, since the establishment had unfortunately run out of its supply of F.E. airframes.
Heroic. Quite.
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Re: Boomerang airliner project
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2015, 01:49:57 am »
I have found page one of Dr. Spüffing's lecture, delivered before the Arts and Science Society, Wormwood Scrubs.
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1946/1946%20-%202270%20-%200331.html
From this page, an image of Dr. Spüffing's wind tunnel model, and a brief description of his other accomplishments.
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Re: Boomerang airliner project
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2015, 01:54:28 am »
Maybe I have a odd sense of humour but I think we should have a dedicated thread for the work of the good doctor...

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Re: Boomerang airliner project
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2015, 02:42:00 am »
It is clearly and obviously a joke article, from the paper dart "wind tunnel model", the name (Dr Spuffing) and other details ("Aerodynamic Considerations with Particular Reference to Shock Waves, Shop Stewards and Shop Lifting").
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Re: Boomerang airliner project
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2015, 04:32:00 am »
I thought it was quite amusing.
 

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Re: Boomerang airliner project
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2015, 04:54:16 am »
I wondered if Kenneth Arnold had a subscription to Flight.

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Re: Boomerang airliner project
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2015, 05:31:15 am »
Hi all,


when I discovered it,I though it was a big fish  ;D

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Re: Boomerang airliner project
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2019, 05:22:56 am »
And from Ailes 3/1947.

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Re: Boomerang airliner project
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2019, 06:25:07 am »
This one came up in 2015, as you can see in the first entry of this thread:
https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,3326.msg26778.html#msg26778

It was a bit of fun from the Flight editors.
Slightly worrying that Ailes swallowed this hook, line and sinker.
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Re: Boomerang airliner project
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2019, 07:03:08 am »
This one came up in 2015, as you can see in the first entry of this thread:
https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,3326.msg26778.html#msg26778

It was a bit of fun from the Flight editors.
Slightly worrying that Ailes swallowed this hook, line and sinker.

Yes my dear Arjen,

so I suggest to transfer it to; Theoretical and Speculative Projects section