Two Model Airplanes - Hoopskirt and Parasol .
One of the most unusual designs in the history of aircraft is the pancake wing, a weird looking bird that actually has a number of features to recommend it.
A circular wing presents little drag at low angles of attack, making it fine for high-speed cruising. At high angles of attack the wing developes a great amount of lift and drag, perfect characteristics for low-speed landings.
Four pages ( 3 sheets - front on first and last, front & back on other sheet. ) B & W photos, illustrations, expanded view and instructional narrative.
Trot the model out on a field at your next meeting and watch the eyes bug. If anybody snickers, put 'em in their place by reminding them that the annular wing is a very old aeronautical principle. Then launch your Hoopskirt. If its tradition hasn't impressed them, its performance is certain to.
Four pages ( 3 sheets - back on one sheet, front & back on second sheet and front on last sheet ) B & W photos, illustrations, expanded view and instructional narrative.
My plans are from original source materials such as books, magazines and other publications and the pages are carefully removed.