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Edward Lanier's « Paraplane »... and other unnecessary designs

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Archibald said:
Edward Lanier "Paraplane".

http://www.1000aircraftphotos.com/PRPhotos/LanierParaplane1.htm

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. :eek:
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. ::)



Here is an article from LA FANA magazine issue 371,about the Lanier company,I know
it had eight experimental aircraft designs,but it is the first time to know PL-9 and PL-10.
 

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Topic split.

That was far too many documents for the "one-offs" thread, which is supposed to quickly present one type per post (and if more information comes in, a new topic is in order).
 

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Hi,


here is again Vacuplane,and a Patents for it;


https://books.google.com.au/books?id=3icDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA56&dq=POPULAR+SCIENCE+1932&hl=en&sa=X&ei=DWu1VPzXAaHnywPesYGACA&ved=0CBsQ6AEwADgU#v=onepage&q&f=false


http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,16321.msg156682.html#msg156682
 

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Hi,

here is the Lanier XL-1 and XL-2 experimental aircraft.

https://books.google.com.eg/books?id=BSZwdyVs8lYC&pg=PA21&dq=lanier+XL-2+plane+magazine&hl=ar&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiRgMWFgPrKAhUGiRoKHaftCw0Q6AEIGzAA#v=onepage&q=lanier%20XL-2%20plane%20magazine&f=false
 

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Here is the XL-3;

https://books.google.com.eg/books?id=fP1ZBQFdpMAC&pg=PA229&dq=vacuplane+flying+magazine&hl=ar&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjF9vSin__KAhWLSRoKHbSOD2IQ6AEIIjAB#v=onepage&q=vacuplane%20flying%20magazine&f=false
 

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From Ailes 10/1949.
 

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