Wight Navyplane
Страна: Великобритания
Год: 1913

White Seaplane
The pusher seaplane designed by Howard-Wright while chief designer to Samuel White of Cowes. Superficially the machine does not look very unusual, but it had an extraordinary wing profile in which the bottom camber was normal, but the top surface was "double-cambered," i.e., was pinched inwards at about mid-chord. Wind tunnel tests indicated the wing to be very efficient, and Howard-Wright applied the same principle to the airscrew. Whether there really was "anything in it," is, perhaps, now open to doubt, but at the time the invention caused quite a stir.