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Old 04-18-2017, 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Rurudyne View Post
And now for somemagnus completely different ....

For this use stability might be obtained by a tandem and use relative rotational speed for attitude adjustment.

The Magnus effect and the ekronoplan? My totally random thought considering that, if he realized it or not, our experimenter was forcing air under his buckets and probably deriving some lift that way. So if that makes a lot of difference what about rotors combined with surface effect? .
The lift from the 'buckets' only has to be greater than the weight of the whole plane. Actual altitude is controlled by the angle of attack and the forward thrust of the propellor. eg. An airship derives lift from the hydrogen gas, but the altitude of the zeppelin is a function of the tail fin and the propellors.

Banking is a function of ailerons , which are totally absent in a rotor wing, so pilot control would be a problem in a full size plane.

Modern F1 racers use the 'rotor' effect somewhat. The wide exposed front tyres, with the top rotating forward, creates significant downward thrust.
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:33 AM
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Slightly old news, but found just now: plans to instal one 18m Flettner rotor on the bow of the FEHN POLLUX:

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