with apologies to Ogden Nash...
Definitely a Frankenstein. I think it was R.J. Mitchell that said 'if it looks right it will fly right' or something like that.
I'm amazed at how futuristic some very early planes were. I'd never seen this one before, seems to fly ok yet apparently was a design dead end. Visually the balance seems all wrong.
Not really a dead end, it is still regularly exploited today, as the "canard" wing configuration.
Wouldn't the pilots' visibility be blocked by the front wing?
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