- May 26, 2006
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and a high speed flying boat of 1930.
robunos said:george carter also designed the Short-Bristow Crusader schneider trophy racer, also powered by a mercury radial, and who's lobate wing planform is also echoed in the hypothetical flying boat illustrated here.
...reasons and/or benefits of lobate wing planform.
robunos said:...reasons and/or benefits of lobate wing planform.
this, from Putnam's 'Gloster Aircraft' pp 185-6, describing the gloster VI schneider racer, also designed by george carter, and using a very similar lobate wing form:-
"wing thickness was increased on the outer portions to improve lateral control at low speeds, because the thinner inboard portion of the wing began to lose lift before the outer part. maximum chord also occurred at the point of maximum thickness, and the whole design was aimed at combining the advantages of the low drag thin wing with the thick wing's higher lift."
robunos said:and a high speed flying boat of 1930.
this is a development of the design posted in the dornier racer thread, using sponsons instead of wing floats, designed again by george carter. this time the engine type is quoted explicitly, as napier lion VIIDs.
Mr. Carter suggested air-cooled engines for high speed seaplane project.
hesham said:Yes my dear Jemiba,
and in Flightglobal site,the aircraft had two propellers;