- Aug 17, 2006
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How many of these designs flew?
Re: Multi-Wings Airplanes & Projects
here is a two unknown Italian designers,Mr. Lachman and Mr. Robiola,they invented
amazing multi-wing airplane Projects.
Yes the editor(s) noticed some similarities with the Robiola multiplane (1911, tested without success in Turin) and sent the photos to Robiola himself... he states that it is a shameless copy of his own project and the discussion continues about the possibilities of an almost-VTOL aircraft in a period where no helicopter had been successfully tested.I think , but I am not sure , that Mr.Lake was the designer : We must wait for more info from an italian speaking member ...
But weren't there any biplane projects from the jet era? Featuring jet engines and or delta or swept wings?
Maybe not for fighters but for those planes which need to lift large amount of mass like bombers and cargo planes?
My knowledge on aircraft related technologies seems limited. But I thought biplanes offered the extra surface area for flight when power or speed was scarce so I though increasing the power but remaining with biplane layout you could increase the transportable weight without using long and wide wings.