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    Mike Patey - Scrappy's Wing

    Here's a good talk with Mike to the gathered crowd answering questions
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    100 people who paid $20k each for the first production units.
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    Mike Patey - Scrappy's Wing

    He's got to keep everything up to par with that spaceship panel.
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    What could go wrong.

    Take: One Jet fighter with throttles that lock open in afterburner Subtract canopy Disable ejection seat Install mechanic to do simulated full power takeoff runs down the runway Add fuel truck on the runway Season with a jet airliner taking off on crossing runway
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    Dont be a boomer.... XM radio Uber Sony Pandora Tesla Peleton WeWork Zillow SpaceX General Electric Profits are so 20th century. You just have to be a "disruptor". Frankly I'm surpised Raport LLC has gone public through a SPAC
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    Project Bush Demon

    Engine alternative: Yamaha APEX snow mobile engine with skytrax gear box Get this book...
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    The Cercy sleave valve engine

    Soon as I saw this part of the vid I was scratching my head on how in the world they got all those moving parts with different thermal expansion rates to work. Too bad there are no recordings of it running. Must of sounded like the world's most insane weed wacker at literally deafening levels.
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    The Cercy sleave valve engine

    Surprisingly never heard of this thing
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    Mike Patey spar testing.

    I have a feeling Mike intends to the sandbag the whole wing and this test was more about validating the extrusion construction method and solid work's predictions of said extrusion vs a traditional cap and web riveted together.
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    "We have some interesting changes in plan for the plane and I wont be the one revealing that it will be the (new) company doing that" Sure sounds like he sold the IP to some mysterious west coast "investors". The whole 21 hours left to fly has to relate to a contract obligation as part of the...
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    Sounds like he has sold the rights to the company and IP to his "west coast partners" and they will be redesigning the plane.
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    Yet another new solar cell technology

    Running on a magneto ??? 🤔 engine driven fuel pump diesel ???
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    Anyone here living in an Airpark Community?

    Trout fishing. Ozark flying. More rivers, springs, and lakes than you count within a 1 hour drive. Looking forward to it. Tired of living with 7 million people.
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    Anyone here living in an Airpark Community?

    Just drank the Kool-aid and signed closing docs on empty lot at 61AR. Cant wait to get building next year I hope.
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    Many airplanes have this. My Grumman Tiger had a big plaque glued to the instrument panel "Do not operate at 1850 to 2200 rpm" due to the prop harmonics in that particular install and engine combo. Whole point in TV testing is to find those rpms, but some people think they can TLAR it... 🤦‍♂️
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