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September 2009 Lift


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Roy Messing passed to Next Thermal.
Condolences to his family and friends.   Ohhhh!
Thread1            Discussion2.          WWHGC        v     Accident analysis yet        


Twin props:


"Fly Frame"
successful flight. It seems very close to
Paramontante, in this case, two uprights, possibly carbon fiber rods...


Source: PGForum and Ozone


best regards,

Thanks, Pere.

Fly Frame Launches. from Calvin Hecker on Vimeo.

"SINE Innovations Speed Fly Frame" experiments
by Matt Hecker.

Patent pending status permits you to fully divulge the details without hurting protection, if the patent gets approved and is new art.      

How does the concept compare with the various prior arts in the Paramontante? Thanks.

Their pending patent app might not fly, if patent officers get full wind of Paramontante prior arts.













Explore a team, e.g., this team:


Bill Vogel d.: Sept. 19, 2009   Ref1   Photos  
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCGvLezFxtA&feature=sdig&et=1253914012.79   KEYT New Years Mesa Event 
    Ken de Russy
  • The Scud sailplanes ... attention notice given by Tony Prentice.    Thanks, Tony!      
    Early 1930s SCUD I, the Brant "Scud" designed by L. E. Baynes  ...interesting small sailplane.
    Span  7.72m
    Aspect Ratio 7.5
    Wing Area 7.9 sq. m
    Wing section Gottingen 535
    Flying Weight  114.76kg.
    Wing loading  14.54kg/m2
    Best Glide  1:15
    • Scud I   image
    • L._E._Baynes
    • Scud 2 
    • Scud 2
    • A Scud I advertisement    
      Some text from the ad:  "The Private Owner's Sailplane The "Scud" is the craft for the man who wants to soar; for the private owner or club member who values portability; for the practical man who asks for simplicity of repair, and the pilot who demands really effective control. The "Scud," the first all-British machine to successfully soar, provides a combination of practical advantages, aerodynamic efficiency, and excellence of control, not hitherto achieved. The low weight of the "Scud" ---less than half that of contemporary machines---opens up new possibilities in operation. Whereas large teams were hitherto necessary, the private owner may now--with the assistance of only tow or three friends--launch the "Scud" successfully into the air."
  • Life at Low Reynolds' Number by E. M. Purcell,  Lyman Laboratory, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass 02138, June 1976