Why our Delta Wing Airplane is Called a Towel

by

Why for the name "Towel"? One evening after an evening build session we were doing the usual beginner session and it was getting crashy out. The crashy part of the night is characerized by lots of motor spin-ups, launch, craaaack of a crash followed by giggling. With 5 people doing this at the same time the sound of all that activity recedes into the background not unlike crickets chirping except more ozone smell. After a bit of this the airframes start to look like this:

About 15-20 smacks with Mr. Earth worth of wear

About 15-20 smacks with Mr. Earth worth of wear

and this:

All wrinkly, but still flies.

All wrinkly, but still flies.

One night early in the Brooklyn Aerodrome, Rounder, one of our first pilots remarked at the airplane that I was about to launch looked liked I was tossing a towel because it was so floppy. So the name stuck despite no one really thinking it makes sense or is cool.

Breck

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: