16 years ago
watermelon with and open front end and the rear end. Install an
electric brushless motor inside with a 10 inch prop. By tilting the
object at an positive angle with the built in elevator, lift with be
produced, like a flying box kite.
There will be two swept back short spanned wings (for the lack of
suitalble term) I will call them winglets with ailerons for lateral
stability. Up and down pitch will be provided by a large "elevator"
inside the rear opening. That is by tilting the oblect up slightly.
The air flow comes in from the open front end. And the inside mid
mounted motor's airflow will be straightened by cross dividers inside,
turning the prop twirled air so a somewhat straighter airflow will go
out the jet-like rear opening.
I have not seen anyone attempt anything like this before, so it may be
difficult to visualize and may be even more difficult to understand. I
have thought about a molded watermelon balsa shell to keep it light.
When finished the flying object may look a fat short "Mig" with a large
fin but no elevator. The prototype will not have landing gears. Please
read carefully and see if you find any unclear descriptions.
I believe it will fly.
Opinions? suggestions? Or pitch the idea?