2010 marked the 100 year anniversary of Henri Coanda’s 1910 aircraft.
This revolutionary aircraft was unique in that it was one of the first to use a compressor and reactive thrust system. However, more importantly, as Coanda attempted to fly the aircraft he discovered the phenomenon which bears his name to this day – the Coanda effect.
Henri Coanda, a Romanian born engineer, worked for a time at the Bristol Aircraft Company as their “Chef Technique”. The picture below shows him, on the right, outside Filton House.
As a tribute to Henri Coanda and his 1910 aircraft, S & C Thermofluids produced a model based on that 1910 aircraft designed also to demonstrate the Coanda effect.
S & C Thermofluids displayed this model at the 2010 Farnborough International Airshow on top of our brochure rack located at the West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF) stand.