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Guidoni Three Engines Flying Boat Project

hesham

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Hi,


the Italian Alessandro Guidoni designed in 1920s,a three engined channel-wing
flying boat project,but unfortunately no more info survivor,and I can't make the
drawing clear than this,and we can say,its wing looks like a channel shape.


http://bascogrigioverde.blogspot.com/2008_05_01_archive.html
 

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hesham

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Hi,


can anyone make a more clearance to this drawing from Guidoni ?.
 
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Hesham, it's not a 'channel-wing', it's a gull-wing, it also appears that the 'V-ed' inner part
may have been intended to supply flotation like the high dihedral lower wing of the English
Electric Ayr flying boat and the later WWII period USN flying-boat gliders. The upper
right drawing appears to show the same principle applied to a tandem-wing design.

http://www.airwar.ru/enc/flyboat/ayr.html


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

BTW much of Guidoni's work concerned perfecting the use of hydrofoils on seaplanes,
which is what the drawings in the left column show.
 

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Thank you my dear Jon.
 

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Speaking of the English Electric Ayr:
 
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