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Hall-Matthews Fan-in-Wing Airplane

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Hi,

here is the Hall-Matthews fan-in-wing airplane concept of 1921,no more details
are known.

http://contrails.iit.edu/DigitalCollection/1986/AFWALTR86-3071volume01.pdf
 

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Seems to have been an attempt to get a fast climbing aircraft, not something like a V/STOL.
10 minutes to 18,000 feet would have been quite impressive for 1921, when Spitfire I in
1939 needed 8.1 minutes for the same height. The tail looks too small ...
 

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That's right my dear Jemiba,


and you know in 1921,the airplanes was too weak to that performance.
 

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By the way,

I get a full name to the designers,Charles S. Hall from Hall Aeroplane Company,and C.
Matthews,it was mentioned in Aerofiles in two projects,one of 1920 and 1932;

Helicopter Aeroplane 1920 = OB; v: 150. Had ordinary tractor prop, plus a horizontal prop in a cut-out of the upper wing, which would allow near-vertical descent. Claimed climb to 18,000' in 10 minutes.

Helicopter Aeroplane c.1932 = OhwM. A realization of the 1920 design, possibly a rebuilt Crawford A-1 Parasol, since its registration [X12205] earlier belonged to such a machine. The horizontal prop was driven by a separate engine, mounted in the wing. The added weight of this engine made the airplane too heavy, and cooling was blocked by the fuselage—it probably never flew.
http://www.aerofiles.com/_h.html
 

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hesham said:
I get a full name to the designers,Charles S. Hall from Hall Aeroplane Company,and C.
Matthews,it was mentioned in Aerofiles in two projects,one of 1920 and 1932; ...
And Chris Matthews of San Pedro, California. See http://www.google.ca/patents/US1307826 for a slightly earlier variation on the Hall-Matthews theme.
 

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Nice find my dear Apophenia.
 

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Hi,

Anther one in 1928;

https://books.google.com.eg/books?id=rFmpUR9iLmAC&pg=PA125&dq=charles+S.+Hall+aircraft&hl=ar&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwinsqyem5zSAhXHI8AKHdTMADAQ6AEIHDAA#v=onepage&q=charles%20S.%20Hall%20aircraft&f=false
 

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From Helicopters Before Helicopters.
 

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