Weird Aircraft (How to order the DVD)

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Aerocar

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Taylor recognized that the detachable wings of Fulton’s design would be better replaced by folding wings. His prototype Aerocar utilized folding wings that allowed the road vehicle to be convertible into flight mode in five minutes by one person.
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Aeronca-C3

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The Aeronca C-3s, nicknamed the "Flying bathtub", were manufactured from 1931 to 1937. With room for two adults the C-3 proved itself as being a low cost reliable airplane. This Aeronca C-3 was originally owned and flown by the Hughes Flying Service.
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Air-Truk

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Anyone who saw Beyond Thunderdome, the third Mad Max movie, will recognize the Airtruk. This Australian produced aircraft was a multi-role aircraft for cargo, passenger, air ambulance, and aerial survey tasks. Over 100 were built, but only a few remain on the active register.
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Ames-Dryden-AD1

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This Ames-Dryden AD-1 scissor wing research airplane had a wing that could be pivoted fore and aft to form oblique angles up to 60 degrees.
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Bachem-Natter

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The Bachem Ba 349 Natter (Adder) was a World War II era German experimental point-defense rocket-powered interceptor aircraft which was to be used in a very similar way as unmanned surface-to-air missiles. After vertical takeoff which eliminated the need for airfields, the majority of the flight to the bombers was radio controlled from the ground. Including the Fantasy Dragon Slayer, NINE versions as of 8/09 !!
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Bowers Fly Baby

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Over 500 Fly Babies have been completed to date, with scores still flying worldwide and an active network of builders and owners. It is built from plans, and was designed to be able to be constructed in a garage using only basic tools by a person of average skill. This is another model by our Belgium designing pal, Guido Van Roy. His Fly Baby is easy to build just like the real one. Adorable. Comes in SEVEN different versions and now includes the Biplane type.
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Convair Pogo

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The Convair XFY Pogo tailsitter was an experiment in vertical takeoff and landing. The Pogo had delta wings and three-bladed contra-rotating propellers powered by a 5,500 hp Allison YT40-A-16 turboprop engine.
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Convair Sea Dart

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The Convair F2Y Sea Dart was a unique American seaplane fighter aircraft that rode on twin hydro-skis for takeoff. It only flew as a prototype, and never entered production, but it is still the only seaplane to exceed the speed of sound.
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Dornier-Arrow

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The most unconventional piston engine fighter developed in Germany during the war, the Arrow had two engines driving 'push-pull' air screws. Two seater night-fighter versions were being produced alongside the single-seat fighter-bomber.
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F-85 Goblin

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A tiny, short fuselage was fitted with low/mid-set foldable swept wings, of 21 ft 1.5 in (6.44 m) span. It was powered by a Westinghouse J34-WE-7 turbojet, of 3,000 lb. (1,361 kg) thrust. The fighter was intended to return to the parent aircraft and dock with a trapeze, by means of a retracting hook.
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Flying Flea

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Mignet had failed to be accepted as a military pilot and decided to build his own plane. Between 1931 and 1933 he built prototypes in Paris and tested them in a large field northeast of the city. He successfully flew the first successful model, HM-14, in September 10, 1933.
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Flying Jeep

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One of the many experiments undertaken in World War II to increase battlefield mobility by the provision of rotary wings for men and vehicles, the Hafner Rotabuggy was intended as a stepping-stone to a flying Valentine tank.
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Flying Saucer

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At the time, Frost was particularly interested in jet engine design and ways to improve the efficiency of the compressor without sacrificing the simplicity of the turbine engine. This led him to design a new type of engine layout with the flame cans lying directly outside the outer rim of the centrifugal compressor.
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Flying-Barrel

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A lasting tribute to Luigi Stipa and his quest for aeronautical knowledge. Designed by Aaron Murphy, cartooned by Derek Carter, and bashed into the dreaded FG format by Dave and Chip, this simple little model came in as one of the most expensive models to design and publish on the internet. Over $2000
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Gossamer Albatross

The Gossamer Albatross aircraft was designed to fly long distances with a human as the only power source. This light and fragile aircraft is pushed by a propeller connected, through a series of gears, to a constantly pedaling pilot. On June 12, 1979, the Albatross, powered and guided by pilot Bryan Allen, made an historic flight across the English Channel. The record-breaking flight covered a distance of 22.25 statute miles in 2 hours and 49 minutes. NOT YET AVAILABLE
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Gwinn Flying Car

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Power could be supplied to the wheels when the vehicle was used on the road. This required disconnecting the propeller gear box, and hooking up the hydranlic system that supplied power to the wheels. Perhaps it was a cumbersome way to make the change, but for its time it was a remarkable achievement.
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Horten HO 229

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The German government was funding glider clubs at the time because production of military aircraft was forbidden by the Treaty of Versailles after World War I. The flying wing layout removes any "unneeded" surfaces and, in theory at least, leads to the lowest possible drag. This is a pretty easy model to build and great to display hanging from your ceiling.
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Lippisch P-13a

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As conventional fuels were in extremely short supply by late 1944, Lippisch proposed that the P.13a be powered by coal. Initially, it was proposed that a wire-mesh basket holding coal be mounted behind a nose air intake, protruding slightly into the airflow and ignited by a gas burner.
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Lippisch-DM1

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The Lippisch DM-1 was an unpowered glider designed to test the low speed handling of the to be developed Lippisch P.13a. The glider itself was externally similar to the P.13a, with a large delta wing and half delta vertical stabilizer, which housed the cockpit.
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Lockheed Salmon

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The American Lockheed XFV (sometimes referred to as the Salmon) was an experimental tailsitter prototype built by Lockheed to demonstrate the operation of a vertical takeoff and landing fighter for protecting convoys.
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Lockheed SR-71

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The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird is the most spectacular performer ever to leave the ground under its own power and spread wings. Thirty years after entering service, the Blackbird is aloft again after a premature retirement. lt is still the world's fastest and highest-flying operational aircraft. MODEL BEING WORKED ON NOW
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Messerschmitt-P1109

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This unorthodox project was designed in July 1944 as an attempt to achieve a great speed possible only with the swept wing and to retain a good landing characteristics of a straight one. 25 years later the US developed and test flew the AD-1 Scissorswing to prove the concept..
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Northrop XB-35

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The Northrop XB-35 was an experimental heavy bomber aircraft developed for the United States Army Air Forces during and shortly after World War II by the Northrop Corporation. It was the first bomber to use the radical and potentially very efficient flying wing design, in which the tail section and fuselage are eliminated and all payload is carried in a thick wing. MODEL NOT YET AVAILABLE.
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P-82 Twin Mustang

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Flying in formation with itself... The immense distances between islands in the Pacific Theater required a fighter type that could fly for hours between islands, yet have its pilot fresh for combat at any time. The North American solution was its P-82 Twin Mustang. Unique concept.
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Piper-TwinCub

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This odd little aircraft was actually built, flown, photographed, raved about, and then returned to it^s original TWO Cub configuration. Makes one want to ask ..why? Have at it!
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Ryan Vertijet

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The X-13 was designed to investigate vertical takeoff, horizontal flight transition, and return to vertical flight for landing. The X-13 was flown conventionally on December 10, 1955 to test its aerodynamic characteristics.
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Triebflugel X-plane

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It had no wings, and all lift and thrust were provided by a rotor/propeller assembly in the middle of the craft. When the plane was sitting on its tail in the vertical position the rotors would have functioned similarly to a helicopter. When flying horizontally they would function more like a giant propeller.
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Yokosuka Ohka

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It was a manned flying bomb that was usually carried underneath bombers to within range of its target; on release, the pilot would first glide toward the target and when close enough he would fire the Ohka's rocket engine and guide the missile towards the ship that he intended to destroy. (FYI, 'Ohka' translates to Cherry Blossom)

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Weird Aircraft Collection DVD

Weird and Wonderful Aircraft designs and believe it or not, most actually flew !! Aircraft DVD mailed anywhere prepaid, and the collection safely stashed away in your folder. THREE months free magic keys included. (1 Models)
$199.95

Aircraft Collection DVD

Complete Aircraft Collection Over 1200 models including versions !! Because of sagging sales here (and everywhere), our entire Aircraft Collection (was $299) is NOW just $199 and we'll include the Buildings Collection ($69.95) on the DVD as well. DVD mailed postpaid to anywhere includes one year of Magic Keys. $400 value half priced at just $199.95. Please email us for a rebate if you've bought this collection within the last 3 months. (312 Models)
$49.95

Aircraft Update Collection DVD

Updated Aircraft Model Collection on DVD. This is a DVD of the entire AC Collection to date. IMPORTANT - You need to have already bought the entire AC Collection to be eligible (see left)