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  1. K

    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    Lots of the fundamental problems have been cleaned up. Wasabi and Marc earned their pay on that front. A DAR may not have any problems with the aircraft. It is properly registered and (again) there may not be any blatantly obvious problems with the aircraft. I expect it to clear the DAR hurdle...
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    The DAR is a regulatory requirement to re-up the airplane's certificate and fly-off area. It was initially signed off almost a year ago and that's about to expire. I don't know his fly-off area, but I guarantee Valdosta is outside it, so his op limits will need to be renewed. The test pilot...
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    There is a long history of fatal accidents too. Peter has blinders on. He doesn’t recognize all of the problems with his creation. That’s why you bring in someone qualified and objective - to honestly evaluate the aircraft and confirm that it appears airworthy before attempting flight. Richard...
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    I thought (not gonna watch the video again to confirm) Wasabi's video indicated that Peter asked them to publish it. Am I mistaken about that?
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    I hope he has found a test pilot or pilots who are just as capable as Wasabi. This airplane isn't one to hand over to a local with a couple hundred hours of canard time.
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    Can you name these old airplanes.

    For me, the -2 has a different wingtip profile from that aspect.
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    Can you name these old airplanes.

    I'm convinced the DC-3 is actually a DC-2.
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    Pre-takeoff checklist item: Set A/C to "Off".
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    My sense was that, with the AC on, the engine didn't have enough torque below "X" rpm to continue running. Why it wouldn't restart, dunno.
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    Said he was gonna need a wide load permit with escorts. If he (or Wasabi) can't fly it off of 8,000' of concrete in Valdosta, it's time to punt.
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    I was over there this morning looking for you and/or Peter. No joy on either of you. Valdosta is a long move, but should be a good test flying location. I wish him luck.
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    Anyone with much knowledge of flying, test flying, and this particular situation already understands. The YouTube mob? You’re not gonna convince them anyway and they are not Wasabi’s customers, so why bother?
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    Question - is there a public source to find out who the DAR was for the Raptor? I know most of the locals and am wondering who did the inspection.
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    I'm not banned yet. Not trying to get blocked either. Heck, I may go over there this weekend and offer a hand. The dude looks whipped.
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    I'm struggling to figure out where this 8K' field is. There's nothing like that in Georgia that isn't military or Hartsfield. And Huntsville is one of those places that is nearby by air, but a more difficult "get" on the ground.
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