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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:20 pm 
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The Custer CC-W-5 Channel Wing was based on the idea that it is the speed of the air over the wing, and not the wing through the air, which generates lift. In the channel wing the air is pulled through the wing by the props combined with forward motion generating double the lift of a standard wing design which gave the aircraft very short takeoff and landing roll.

Unfortunately, lack of financial support prevented further development of the concept and the only CCW-5 surviving is undergoing restoration at the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum in Reading, Pa.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:31 pm 
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I wanna do this one. As soon as I figure out the engineering for the wings.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:07 pm 
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Murph,

you might be able to take the flying barrel and cut it in half. solid shaft down the length of the wing would keep the channel from spreading out. keeping it from squeezing in might be a little trickier . . .

Don't know of anything in the FG inventory that has a fuse like it, but that doesn't look too bad (having never designed a fuselage before).

I agree, though -- I wouldn't mind building an oddball like that . . .

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