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Offline AeroFranz

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Re: Flying Flapjacks
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2009, 10:00:58 am »
Thanks for posting the pictures, now I see what you mean. The rear of the fuselage is concave and provides enough clearance. interesting.
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Re: Flying Flapjacks
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2009, 03:13:12 am »
Philippe,

Thanks again for the Mirouze posts and info.  Are you (or anyone else) aware of any reviews or flight tests done on either of these designs?  How well did it work?  I can imagine a high-bypass turbofan in the same position to really amplify the effect, if it works.

Thanks!

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Re: Flying Flapjacks
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2010, 01:11:57 am »
...A few clips of the Flapjack in flight:










...And a clip with some renderings, thrown in for...oh, frack, just consider it syrup for the pancake  :P



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Re: Flying Flapjacks
« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2010, 06:30:32 am »
What a great renders, I'd love to see it as jpg files!

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Re: Flying Flapjacks
« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2010, 10:57:18 am »
What a great renders, I'd love to see it as jpg files!

...What I'd like is a decent-poly 3DS or LWO mesh of the Flapjack.

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Re: Flying Flapjacks
« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2010, 11:34:45 am »
The only info I ever found on the (first) Mirouze Pulsar.
Two-seater with 90hp Continental C90 engine.
Wingspan 5,20 meter, length 4,70 meter.
If I remember well, the aircraft may have joined the RSA collection years ago, so possibly it still exists?

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Re: Flying Flapjacks
« Reply #22 on: August 06, 2010, 11:36:11 am »
....forgot to mention it had a largely so called Geodetic construction.

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Re: Flying Flapjacks
« Reply #23 on: August 06, 2010, 01:11:35 pm »
Thanks Mr Gatial!

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Re: Flying Flapjacks
« Reply #24 on: August 06, 2010, 02:40:49 pm »
...A few clips of the Flapjack in flight

Well, not quite, actually...  :D

- First video is of the NACA Tank Model 133 test model (not a related design at all).
- Second video is of the XF5U-1 Skimmer, but in wind tunnel model form.
- Third video is of the only real Skimmer, but not in flight, since it never took off, only doing taxiing tests!
- Fourth video is of the Skimmer in flight, but only in artwork form!


What a great renders, I'd love to see it as jpg files!

Not top quality, but that's the best I could get from the video:

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Re: Flying Flapjacks
« Reply #25 on: August 06, 2010, 08:06:38 pm »
Quote
First video is of the NACA Tank Model 133 test model (not a related design at all).

...Fine. I'll leave it to you to let the guy who posted the clip know his description was wrong.

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Re: Flying Flapjacks
« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2012, 01:50:58 pm »
An item published in the French Science et Vie monthly magazine circa 1946-47:
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Re: Flying Flapjacks
« Reply #27 on: March 26, 2012, 01:54:58 pm »
And the XF5U-1 even got cover art treatment in this 1946 issue depicting it in olive drab camo, suggesting an Army rather than Navy use (or, most likely, how little documented the artist must have been!).

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Re: Flying Flapjacks
« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2012, 04:18:45 pm »
And the XF5U-1 even got cover art treatment in this 1946 issue depicting it in olive drab camo, suggesting an Army rather than Navy use (or, most likely, how little documented the artist must have been!).

Great picture. Shame it isn't landscape as it would have made a great wallpaper.
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Re: Flying Flapjacks
« Reply #29 on: March 26, 2012, 09:21:23 pm »
Is it just perspective distortion, or really a twin-seat cockpit ?
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