10-18-2016, 03:07 AM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: 49°18'55" N 000°00'19" W
Re: Avioni-X US-2s
The model is as interesting as the real aircraft, if there is an opportunity to buy one, I could add it to my wish list.
This aircraft has something unique, it has a Boundary Layer Control system, a small engine in the fuselage generates compressed air around the flaps and the control surfaces.
Put simply, the wing is more efficient, the stall speed is very low, despite the low speed, the lift is still there and the drag is reduced.
The aircraft is able to fly at very low speed, the landing speed is as low as 55 knots and it takes off at 80 knots.
These speeds are those of a light aircraft, all this for a Max Take Off Weight of 43 t.
No Danny !
AF ceased flying boat operations in 1948 after the loss of a Latécočre 631 west of Dakar.