This site contains information on the BWB and is titled "How Flying Wings Will Work".  It includes a number of pictures and illustrations of familiar flying wings.  It is a commercial type site so there is advertising and may take extra time to load.
This page started as a result of Andre Petit's  irresistible pictures of Clement  Ader's  Eole.  The cyber collage at the top of  the page is a product of these pix.  The Eole was his first airplane.  He started to build a 2nd plane which he named the Avion, a word he coined as an Acronym for "Appareil Volant Imitant  les Oisaux Naturels" — Flying Machine Imitating Natural Birds. He never finished it.   Then he built a larger machine financed by the  French military , the Avion III. 

The analysis of the bird flight has discovered numerous aerodynamic tricks which should be used in aircraft engineering today. These are the Multi-Winglets and the Reflux-Bags
for example.  (Multi-link site covering real and model adaptations of bird wings.)

Aircraft Design Page    The Winggrid mimicks the wingtip of many birds, more obviously eagles, and results in a substantially increased lift to drag ratio. The results are so stunning that the topic is highly controversial. Left:  Twin TRS-18 powered Prometheus test aircraft.  Also see:  WINGGRID AERODYNAMICS BOOST  PERFORMANCE By Jürgen Gassebner and:WINGGRID - THE SUBSTITUTE FOR SPAN

Cool Web sites for Aircraft Designers
This is a web site containing an extremely large number of links to other sites in a variety of subject areas, like musems, technical & professional societies, aerospace & CAD companies, government organizations, universities and resources for designers.

NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center web site contains a large gallery of photos and technical material on most of the aircraft that have passed through that facility over the years.  The X-33 is one of those that is looking to the future.  If you haven't visited this site before, make sure you click here and spend some time browsing around this facinating arena.

This is a link to the San Diego Chapter 14 EAA home page.  There are a lot of things on this page, but of particular interest is the Newsletter section and the Computer Corner prepared by Rik Keller.  He takes a simple approach to each of the subject areas so the average builder can use the material without any difficulty.  He also includes some downloadable files of Excel spreadsheets you can use for performing design calculations and performance evaluations.

Bel Geddes #4 - A Fine Road Not Taken
    Norman Bel Geddes was an industrial  designer who flourished between the wars. In 1929 he proposed the Airliner Number 4 as the transatlantic airliner of 1940.  It occupied a chapter of Horizons. Bel Geddes  was much impressed by the Dornier DO-X and was convinced that size was the key to safety and steamshiplike comfort.   He designed it with the help of Doctor O.A. Koller who, I read, "was responsible for  the design of over two hundred different airplanes, including the famous Phalz plane used so extensively by Germany during  WWI.......without exception all his planes have flown successfully ." 

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