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|Pattern type||Growing spaceship|
|Number of cells||648|
|Year of discovery||2010|
Flying wing is a growing spaceship created by knightlife 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. The flying wing is the first known pattern to exhibit this behavior[is this correct?].