walter said:this is the one at Brown Field.
ksimmelink said:My all time favorite, is from the masters on one-off aircraft. Scaled Composites / Rutan. It is the Model 202 Boomerang. I saw it at Oshkosh one year and its quirkiness has always stuck with me.
In my database, I found 2 Paraplane models : http://phpmyadmin.apinc.org/index.php?db=gpatvig_avions&token=88c4005e982b5ccb90ef6540591694e4#PMAURL:db=gpatvig_avions&table=avion&target=tbl_select.php&token=88c4005e982b5ccb90ef6540591694e4Archibald said:Edward Lanier "Paraplane".
The Lanier (father and son) were convinced they had invented the best thing since bread came in slice. In fact they just re-invented Handley Page flaps of 1919... in the 40's.
They were aparently inspired by... ice cream cones inherent stability.
At least they build extremely-odd looking aircrafts that were detailed in Le Fana de l'Aviation 371 (year 2000).
The one below is one of the most "reasonable" designs they come by. Imagine the others. :
Sorry for giving alink to the database tool. This is the link to my website selection page : http://www.vignaud.org/Gestion_BD/Recherche.php and enter "Lanier" in the "Marque" field (Marque means brand).Stargazer2006 said:patvig said:
Thanks for the info. Even with two prototypes built, I think an aircraft type can still apply for "one-off"...
The link you provided doesn't work as it requires prior identification. Please correct it if you can.
Stargazer2006 said:The Fogle V333 Sky Cat tilt-rotor was built in 1982 but never been flown. It was designed and built by Hal Fogle, who also worked on the SR-71 Blackbird program.
Photos below depict the prototype (now on display at the Carolinas Aviation Museum) and the full-scale mockup that preceded it, at some airshow.
In my dababase I have a plane referenced JC-1, first flow at the same date, and 3 made too. Is it the same plane ?BillRo said:Cook CA-1 Challenger
John Cook was trained in England and emigrated to the US to work on aircraft when the UK industry imploded in the 60's. After stints at several companies including Helio, he went to work for Northrop. I met him at there on the 747 (Northrop designed and built the center and aft fuselage) and after work in the evenings and on weekends, several of us went down to Torrance and helped production design this plane in return for stock in the company. We built a prototype and a static test article, intending to obtain an FAA Type Certificate. The aircraft first flew in May 1969 and performed well; it passed static tests with very minor fixes. During a spin test, the FAA pilot kept the power on during the first turn of the spin - we had always closed the throttle as it stalled - and the plane entered an unrecoverable spin mode. John and the FAA pilot parachuted to safety, but the plane N21CA fell into the LA Harbor. We built a second prototype, N72CA, and John Cook and John Parker test flew it to determine a safe aft CG limit. During one of these tests they got into the same situation and bailed out. JP was fine but Cook's parachute was hit by the spinning plane and he was killed.
The company continued for a while and a third prototype was completed (N123CA) and an attempt was made to market the project as a homebuilt. This was not successful, the company folded and the plane was sold.
Under Doyle brand name (same builder ?), I have 2 more aircrafts referenced in my database :walter said:Doyle ROG-1 Moon Maid (N12041)
The Moon Maid was one of USA`s first homebuilt aircraft to be powered by a VW engine. The aircraft was designed and built by Mr. Richard H. Doyle and started life as a gyrocopter (N1125). Mr. Doyle than decided to transform the gyrocopter to a low wing aircraft using the wings that had been manufactured by Mr. Phil Atlas for his (never built) homebuilt. The aircraft first took the air (now as N12041) in June 1964. The Moon Maid initially had a 25hp VW1200, later received a 50hp VW1600 and finally a 60hp VW1840. During its career the aircraft was modified several times and amongst others received a dorsal fin, a slightly enlarged vertical tail and a new cantilever undercarriage with wheel pants. Although plans were available for amateur construction (for engines in the 35-50hp range), no further aircraft were built.
Attached photo is from the B.C.F. Klein collection