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Barnaby Wainfan

Barnaby Wainfan
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Barnaby Wainfan is a principal aerodynamics engineer for Northrop Grumman’s Advanced Design organization. A private pilot with single engine and glider ratings, Barnaby has been involved in the design of unconventional airplanes including canards, joined wings, flying wings and some too strange to fall into any known category.

Wind Tunnel

Design process-initial weights.

Wind Tunnel

Design process-size, bones, and balance.

Wind Tunnel

Design process, part 7-runway surface.

Wind Tunnel

Design process, part 6-obstacles.

Wind Tunnel

Design process, part 5-airports.

Wind Tunnel

Design process, part 4-more about speed.

Wind Tunnel

Design process, part 3-how fast?

Wind Tunnel

Design process, part 2-how high should you fly?

Wind Tunnel

Design process, part 1-it all starts with the mission.

Wind Tunnel

Gyroplanes, part 5.

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Aero ‘lectrics

The McDuckie.

The Dawn Patrol

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