Arup Manufacturing Corporation
Note: for the civil engineering services company, see Arup Group Limited
|Predecessor||Monowing Aircraft Corporation|
|Dr. C.L. Snyder|
|Products||Arup S-1, Arup S-2, Arup S-3, Arup S-4 aircraft.|
Dr. C.L. Snyder experimented with tailless aircraft starting with a 1926 glider called the Dirigiplane. The aircraft used a Clark Y airfoil that could be filled with helium gas to assist with lift. Snyder formed the Monowing corporation to further develop the aircraft. The design progressed into the Arup S-1 design and the formation of Arup Manufacturing.
In 1934, Snyder's chief engineer, Raoul J. Hoffman left the company to create a similar design, the Hoffman Flying Wing. His breakaway project ended with the crash of the prototype from an onboard fire.
|Model name||First flight||Number built||Type|
|Arup S-1||1926||1||Tailless aircraft|
|Arup S-2||1933||1||Tailless aircraft|
|Arup S-3||1934||1||Blended wing|
|Arup S-4||1935||1||Blended wing|
- "tailless aircraft in the USA". Archived from the original on 11 December 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2011.
- Popular Aviation: 92. August 1932. Missing or empty
- "Low AR-planes". Retrieved 7 September 2011.
- "The ARUP Story". Sport Aviation. March 1967.
- Spokane Daily Chronicle. December 4, 1934. Missing or empty