New Science Museum gallery

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Some news on the BBC of investment in the Science Museum in South Kensington. Strangely the new mathematics gallery will feature G-AACN Gugnunc in a unconventional design, but will be good to see this aircraft on permanent display for the first time ever?
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I guess the problem has always been that it is on one hand a conventional looking aircraft while at the same time a one-off experimental. Potentially interesting but not visually attention-grabbing enough for display to the general public (apologies for any apparent dumbing-down). The mathematics context is probably a good use for it, assuming that the aerodynamic considerations will be explained. Incidentally, its minimum sustained flying speed is given as 33.5 mph and it had a similar speed range to an autogyro. Given a mild wind, it could fly "backwards".