Egg-Beater Wind Plane Imitates Hovering Flight of Eagle (Oct, 1934)


Egg-Beater Wind Plane Imitates Hovering Flight of Eagle

Revolving blades resembling somewhat the working parts of an egg beater replace wings and tail stabilizers on the “cycloidal flying machine,” an airplane designed to reproduce the best features of an eagle’s flight.

A seven foot model of the unusual craft has already been built in the aeornautical laboratories of the University of Washington by its inventor, Dr. Frederick K. Kirsten. The novel wing mechanism is expected to give higher speeds, hovering flight, and slower landings.

3 comments
  1. Anne says: April 7, 20085:38 pm

    I see eagles with wings like that all the time.

  2. Olle Ericsson says: January 4, 20096:44 pm

    It looks like the Voith Schneider Propeller which works fine in water, so he may not have been too far off (http://en.wikipedia.org…).

  3. Ricardo says: November 9, 20105:32 pm

    he was on the money, this works and as he said it would :
    http://www.fanwing.com/…

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