Science: All-Purpose Wing

This flying flivver (which is actually flying) has no ailerons, elevators or rudder. A movable wing, which can be tipped in any direction by a single steering-wheel, takes over the work of all three. A motor behind the passenger compartment spins a pusher propeller that sticks out where the rudder would normally be. The front wheels are steerable, as in an automobile. The plane's sponsors, Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corp., admit that the loose-jointed wing is still in the experimental stage. But they hope that the perfected version will make light airplanes as easy to manage as motorboats or automobiles. Its designer,...

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