Charles Fauvel & His Tailless Sailplanes

charles fauvel sailplane
Doesn’t this look like fun? AV-22 Prototype

An innovative designer of flying wings, particularly soaring designs. I nice deep website with lots to read. I’ve often thought of kitting a scale glider at some point. Perhaps one of these designs will motivate me.


One Tow Plane, Two Models With Onboard Camera:

Charles Fauvel and his Flying Wings


Home Made Pulse Jet

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Now what self respecting modeler hasn’t wanted to build a pulse jet? What a fun power system that would be. Video is an entertaining primer on the subject. Lots of fun video’s follow.

Pulse Jet Wiki

Hear a recording of a real V1 Pulse Jet

Looking down the throat for a real one running with modern video and sound equipment.

Below is a video of a Dynajet running. I’ve heard these on control line models at the Dayton Buzzin Buzzards speed dash contest. They make the loudest sound I have ever heard in my life. Imagine this whirling around your head at 200mph!

Below is a film from the 2008 UK Nats. Notice the pole he’s holding on to.

Paul Maddox Jets:

And of course, no coverage of pulse jets would be complete without an amphibious kayak race against a world class Olympic athlete. I am wondering if this pulse jet was the last thing this athlete ever heard. No hearing protection!


Amazing Inside Out Flipping Polyhedron Flying Machine

German automation company Festo has created an extraordinary helium-filled flying object that propels itself through the air by repeatedly turning itself inside-out.

SmartInversion combines an extremely lightweight body….. Read all about it at