CLEARANCE: Above Top Secret
- May 26, 2006
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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.Matej said: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".
Heroic. Quite.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.
Yes my dear Arjen,Arjen said:This one came up in 2015, as you can see in the first entry of this thread:
It was a bit of fun from the Flight editors.
Slightly worrying that Ailes swallowed this hook, line and sinker.