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- Feb 11, 2007
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I suspect it's going to be fairly scalable. I'm assuming* the basic functionality is somewhat like a feathered paddlewheel, where the blades are feathered on the upstroke, but providing lift and thrust on the downward and rearward part of the stroke. If that's the case then you should be able to scale the rotors by radius - somewhat limited by fuselage length**, width, and RPM. Which gives you quite a lot of potential for increasing performance.Thanks for that. Anyone want to venture a guess at the upper weight limit that this technology might be useful?Appears to be the same concept:
* If someone's got a better interpretation I'd definitely like to hear it.
** Though you could stick the rotors on outriggers to increase the space available