28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-1.3.3
FANWING -- DEVELOPMENTS AND APPLICATIONS
G. R. Seyfang
Independent, Formerly Principal Concepts Engineer, BAE Systems, UK
Keywords: stol, vtol, high lift, horizontal axis rotor, crossflow fan
This paper reviews the history of the FanWing STOL aircraft and describes recent aerodynamic improvements to widen its flight speed range. Several possible UAV applications are presented, including Surveillance, Crop-spraying and Emergency Aid. A study of short-field cargo operations compares the costs of FanWing with aircraft and helicopter configurations.
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