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|Pattern type||Growing spaceship|
|Number of cells||648|
|Discovered by||Emerson J. Perkins|
|Year of discovery||2010|
Flying wing is a growing spaceship created by Emerson J. Perkins for the 2010 Pattern of the Year competition. It is built of four backrake 1s whose output gliders are consumed by a reaction which moves a line of beehives at the back of the ship. The back part therefore moves at a speed of (3,5)c/28, so not only does the spaceship lengthen, but it grows outwards as well.
- Emerson J. Perkins (knightlife) (May 21, 2010). "Re: Pattern of the Year 2010 competition". ConwayLife.com forums. Retrieved on July 3, 2016.