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Tandem Wing Aircraft in 2009

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posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 09:19 PM
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I've googled and searched ATS but cannot come up with any image of aircraft I saw flying. It was a large plane, looked like only one fuselage, and it had a regular size wing fore and a similar size wing aft. Atop the aft wing were two large vertical fins.
Rutan's planes look similar, but are any flying now?


Thanks for all help.




posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 09:37 PM
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en.wikipedia.org...
www.nurflugel.com...

similar to these?
Weird looking nonetheless.

[edit on 2/1/09 by MoothyKnight]



posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 09:10 AM
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Thanks, Moothy. More like this Sorta or sorta .
I don't believe it was an A-10 Warthog either, as both times I saw it I thought, "My, what a strange looking plane. The rear wing is as big as the front one." The last time I saw it, it was low enough to note it was painted white.



posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 03:33 PM
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how about a Beech Starship?

Or is that what you meant by Rutan's planes?

www.pimaair.org...

[edit on 2-2-2009 by maintainright]



posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 09:38 PM
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Thanks, maintain, for the info and link. No, still not it. But I enjoyed looking at the planes. I think aircraft with a canard are interesting to look at.

What I saw really seemed to have two similar size wings, and the rear one had those huge fins.

I hope I see it again. The second time, it flew overhead, and I ran in to get my spotting scope, but couldn't find the craft when I returned.



posted on Feb, 8 2009 @ 12:08 AM
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Ok, I may have answered my own question. I forgot that Northrop Grumman bought Scaled Composites. NG will fly SCs Proteus for one of its projects, before it switches over to the RQ-4 Block 40 Global Hawk. So I probably did see Rutan's Proteus.
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