The fan-wing is a new solution for the problem of how to get the maximal airflow through both the propulsion and lifting surfaces. A cylindrical radial turbine (resembling a cylinder mower) is embedded in the wing with its axis parallel to the wing and leaving about 2/3 of the diameter exposed above the top side of the wing’s length just after the leading edge. This increases the velocity of the airflow across the wing’s upper surface beyond that of the forward motion of the aircraft.

The design of FanWing is great, cheap to build, easy to fly, impossible to stall, and in the event of an emergency, it can autorotate to a safe landing.


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