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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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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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Hi,


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

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Here?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Arnold_UFO_sighting

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I'm inclined to think this article is bolleaux.

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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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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.
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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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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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I thought it was quite amusing.
 

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I wondered if Kenneth Arnold had a subscription to Flight.

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Hi all,


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

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And from Ailes 3/1947.
 

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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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Arjen said:
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
 

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