Friday, 1 October 2010

The Original Flying Flea


  1. Good old Mr. Applebee, that's the pioneering spirit we need back again.

  2. Great movie clip. Mignet problem was he didn't understand longitudinal dihedral.Because there is no tail plane on the Flea the longitudinal stability of the aircraft relies on the down-wash from the front wing on the back wing. If that down-wash was displaced ie.,by turbulence on the front wing causing loss of lift the back wing became the dominant wing and immediately produce much more lift tipping the aircraft into a dive and in most case flipping it upside down.
    The problem is still there to-day.