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Questions tagged [biplane]

Airplane with 2 wings stacked on top of each other.

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Do any Waco aircraft have model names?

Many aircraft manufacturers give names to the aircraft models. Piper had the Cub, Super Cub, and all the Comanche/Cherokee/Navajo/etc. names used in branding. Cessna has the Skyhawk, Skylane, etc. ...
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What is this biplane from an old photograph?

Copyright photo by Real Photographs No 334
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Was the Space Shuttle aerodynamically neutral while piggybacking, or did the combination act like a giant biplane?

Trying to investigate this question, I see that 'Ask the Captain' says: The weight of the shuttle is calculated like any payload. The 747 produces enough lift to fly and to carry the weight of ...
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Why did biplanes and triplanes go away? [duplicate]

Why did multi-wing aircraft (two or three stacked wings) eventually fade off to single-wing aircraft?
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Can you identify this plane from 1920 and prior vintage?

My grand uncle, that is my grandfather's brother had a flight school and performed in barnstorming shows somewhere in the midwest and it's not a Jenny. His name was Ralph Bloxham and is seen with his ...
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Why do most biplanes have their top wing slightly forward of the lower wing?

In most of the biplanes, the top wing is located a little forward of the lower wing. What is the use of this? Also, how does this affect stability of the aircraft.
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Were there any folding wing biplanes?

Given that several nations had operational carriers by 1920 and biplanes were still in military service, were there any folding wing biplanes? Wikipedia: United States first purpose built aircraft ...
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What is this old biplane?

Can anyone identify this aeroplane?
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What closed-cockpit biplane is this model modelled after?

What closed-cockpit biplane is this model modelled after?
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What biplane is this model modelled after?

What biplane is this model modelled after?
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What is this biplane?

What is this biplane shown above?
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Would biplanes be of use in VSTOL applications? What is the down side to biplanes? ex. Bush Pilots or VSTOL competitions

I feel like bush pilots and VSTOL competition aircraft could use biplanes to work much better. Granted, range and speed are decreased, but besides overall efficiency, what is the down side to biplanes?...
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Would it be beneficial for the Boeing 777x to have a biplane wing design?

The Boeing 777x has huge wings to generate lift even to the point of having to have a hinge and being able to bend them. Would it not be advantageous to have 2 wings like a biplane or one behind ...
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Can someone identify this biplane?

My grandfather in the back seat apparently.
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What are the disadvantages of a delta wing biplane design?

The idea of a delta wing as I understand it is to reduce stress on the wing and drag on the leading edge. Now using two delta wings on separate planes, on one frame would presumably allow for a ...
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Can anyone identify this pusher biplane?

This plane was probably built around 1912. I do not know by what company built this. Does anyone know what airplane this is?
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Why do older airplanes have a wing on both the top and the bottom of the aircraft?

The first airplane by the Wright brothers had a double wing. This concept continued through World War 1 and into the 1930s - why was this concept popular?
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What special handling characteristics or techniques do biplanes have?

How does flying a biplane differ from flying a monoplane? Apart from the increased drag and lift, how does it handle differently, and what effect does that have on manoeuvring? In particular, I'm ...
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Why does the Beech Staggerwing have its low wing ahead of the high wing?

Why does the Beech Staggerwing have its low wing in ahead of the high wing? What are the aerodynamic ideas behind this? Other biplanes of the era had the opposite, low wing behind the high one.