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    Cool New Canard Designs

    No ,John is not engineering the aircraft. He simply attempted some performance calcs which I did not take part in ,nor see before being published on old website,which his daughter created. This aircraft is my design( 20 + yr old design) and engineering is being performed by Mark Bettosini (...
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    The programs " Lackeys" are far more competent than most of the critics here on this thread( no insult intended). However the IT guy thinks he knows more than everyone ( Cirrus,Piper,Beech,Velocity,for example) and rarely listened to advice, suggestion, and even argument. Borrowing from modern...
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    Sorry Bob, It is push/pull tubular links and bellcranks in canard/foreplane. Push/pull sidesticks connecting to lateral torque tube linked vertically to longitudinal torque tube through forward cabin bulkhead linked vertically back down to bellcrank that connects to the lateral push/pull tubes...
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    Joa You well know my feelings and position related to this project. But in fairness the control system is comprised of the following : Ailerons - they are a combination of traditional cable /pulley system in fuse connecting via final combination pulley/output arm to push/pull tubes in wing...
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    Marc, we have never met, looking forward to someday. The original vertical area concerned me from the onset and flight showed my belief they were inadequate. They were increased significantly in two steps and showed little improvement in stability. I was never a fan of BLENDED WINGLETS( there, I...
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    Correct, it exhibited horrendous spiral instability. Wings level to 50+ degree bank angle in three rapid cycles. This occurred when arresting descent and beginning "flare " to establish normal canard approach deck angle before touchdown. First occurrence was quite a surprise.
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    I preached weight consciousness and voiced concern for well ove I preached the importance of weight consciousness and adamantly voiced concern over all the unnecessary garbage being thrown into the airplane , not to mention one unnecessary oversized extremely heavy passenger side door amongst...
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    I described the importance and need for inlet vanes to him long ago to redirect airflow through radiator, will see if they get installed.
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    Amen to that observation. Given the lack of adequate testing of the engine/redrive combo, I have voiced a concern for the safety of the test pilot over and over again and recommended acquiring a used Lyc. 540 or Connie 550 and installing it to investigate and prove the aero design first . A...
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    Guys , I would truly appreciate,and it would be far more accurate, if you all would stop using the word "they". The decision making process that led to this outcome was conducted in a very singular atmosphere. Both myself and Mark ( a successful competent engineer with many noteworthy projects...
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    Bob, we have met at Oshkosh and got along famously. This response was not an attack directed at you, but rather an attempt at clearing the air of doubt with regard to my ability and credentials. Please accept my apology if you took it as an offensive response. I will admit It was typed in...
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    BTW, my " Formal Education" came from decades of aircraft design ,along with my late father, starting at the age of 9 in the model airplane world ( many dozens of designs between the two of us) grew up to become a successful world class competitor in the RC Formula One Pylon racing world ( 200...
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    Guys , I will keep this short and sweet. You can read whatever you want to in between the lines. I was asked to come on board and given a title but by no means full control over direction. I had to correct the aero on the RC model I built and flew to test basic stability characteristics and was...
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    New Canard Design - Oshkosh 2016

    Re: New single seat Canard Autoreply, the fuselage ( pictured in this thread), as machined and molded, was done knowing that due to variances in the chosen engine ( cylinder count 4 or 6, boxer,rotary, inline, turbine) there will be the need for a number of engine specific cowl molds. The...
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