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UK Two-Seat Lift-Body Light Aircraft or What ?

hesham

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Hi,

I knew this picture from long time ago,but I hesitated a moment,I found this extraordinary
design for two-seat lift-body concept with integral pusher fan,they called it minifoil,can I ask,
what was it,aircraft or not ?,it was in a UK as I think ?.

https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1979/1979%20-%202671.html?search=MINIFOIL
 

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The PFA's design competition,
originally announced in 1976, is now
an annual event and its criteria include
a one- or two-seat aircraft up
to a gross weight of 1,250lb, designed
for amateur construction
. The Sywell
Trophy, donated by the directors of
Sywell Aerodrome for the design
most suitable for homebuilding, went
to Mike Whittaker for his MW3-2
Airkart, a VW-powered single-seater
with V-tail. The Rolls-Royce prize for
the best Rolls-powered design went to
the Warton Group for its T-tailed
Zephyr, which has removable wings
and will probably be initially powered
by a 130 h.p. 0-240. A newcomer to
the design drawings on show was the
extraordinary Minifoil, a two-seat
"lifting body" with an integral pusher
fan, fin and rudder, and elevons for
control in pitch and roll.
 

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Any clue concerning the designer name or team behing this "Minifoil" project?
Thanks in advance
 
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