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Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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Came across this, thought "that's new" and decided to post  Smiley

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-11431662

DD
Posted January 29, 2012, 21:53:00 PM Logged
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Offline Freddy
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Too technical for the BBC to call them ailerons ?  Interesting though thanks Smiley
Posted January 30, 2012, 12:57:57 PM Logged

Offline GT40
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It reminds me of the Northrop flying wing.

BTW glad to read you say "ailerons" in English. Cheesy

Posted January 30, 2012, 17:55:45 PM Logged

Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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Just as a reference (and yes invested by the British!!)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blown_flap

So of course you are quite correct the BBC have got that one very wrong:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ailerons
Posted January 30, 2012, 18:51:21 PM Logged
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Offline Snowcrash
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The craft does appear to be aileron-less (steering) and flap-less (take off/landing aid) and rudder-less (another flappy bit).

The articles seems to be trying to dumb down but have got it wrong instead.
Posted January 31, 2012, 17:52:46 PM Logged
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