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Old 10-12-2004, 07:28 AM
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Hey guys....

I was watching Rutan's Boomerang and when I just knew how stable that asymmetric airplane is, i just got amazed. Idea is to make the so called dangerous "Twin-Engine" airplane safer and more stable. I ve seen the propeller effects -- secondary moments and whirling slipstream destabilizing the airplane... in longitudnal and lateral axis in conventional symmetric airplanes.
But IS A Good asymmetric airplane really more stable than a normal symmetric one ? If its YES, Why are they not going for such designs ?
Can you guys explain the reasons why boomerang just needs a liitle aileron in single engine power-off condition.
I think it doesnt even need rudder application wen engine off condition.
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Old 10-12-2004, 12:10 PM
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Rutan's designs use alien technology.
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Old 10-12-2004, 12:31 PM
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Rutan has stomped the box into the ground!
He's so far outside that thing it's unbelievable.
As for why such designs aren't common... check the dismal history of the Starship.
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Old 10-12-2004, 07:04 PM
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The Blohm & Voss BV144 was a single engined asymmetrical design that flew well, but pilots, both Allied & German, never took it seriously
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Old 10-12-2004, 07:56 PM
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Old habbits die hard! If you were joe public and had the money to buy the airplane(which is what the typical corporate aircraft owner is) but lacked the knowledge to understand why it was such a good design, you would probably buy a King air or jet instead of that hideous looking thing.
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Old 10-13-2004, 10:14 AM
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haha, tats true dude. Thank u
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Old 10-16-2004, 09:37 PM
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That's the Bloom & Voss 141. I have a 1/12 scale combat ship of it and it flies surprisingly well AND there's no mistaking it for the other planes in the air!

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