I have never seen anything like this, but I want one. Apparently the rotating cylinder creates lift through something called the Magnus Effect.
Cool, There is one other application similar to this one. Search for my old blogs for the link.
Morli, I think you mean the Fan Wing. Which is not nearly as absurd and wonderful as this one.
Looks like the same principle as Fanwing. I think we discussed it here before.
Agreed Scott. Neat machine but I am not sure about efficiency. Ahh.. who cares? It's cool!
Another following Morli's post HERE.
I had a kite once that used this method. A quick googling of "magnus effect" seems to say thit it is primarily a term for rotating solid surfaces? The wikipedia entry mentions Flettner airplanes which also goes on to say should not be confused with the cyclogyro.. Is this design more of a cyclogyro without the cyclic? These are cool.
yep , I was talking about fanwing. It was a cool thing I haven't seen before.
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