Sunday, April 26, 2009

Focke Wulf Triebflugel

I just found this French web site on tail-sitter aircraft. Besides the more common examples such as the Convair XFY-1 "Pogo", it features the Focke Wulf Triebflugel concept (shown above). Although intended to be ramjet-powered, it does seem to be suitable for a tri-copter-like rocket. In fact, this concept has been tried by UKRA's Chris Eilbeck: