Other Oblique Flying Wing Studies

The recent interest in OFWs derives from studies at Stanford by R. T. Jones. A. Van der Velden and his thesis advisor, I. Kroo. The early Stanford studies by Jones led to studies by the Systems Analysis Branch at NASA Ames, a Boeing in-house assessment of the concept, and contractual studies funded by NASA at Boeing. McDonnell Douglas, and Stanford. These culminated in wind tunnel tests of two candidate w ings as well as small radio controlled models to evaluate low speed stability and control issues.

An excellent synopsis of the NASA supported work is provided by Galloway el al.. who describe these studies and discuss the conclusions NASA drew from their own. and the contracted investigations [422]. Some of the discussion that follows derives directly from this report. A NASA artist’s concept of an OFW is shown in Figure 143.

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