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Well-Known Member, from Kalispell, MT USA
- Home Page:
- Kalispell, MT USA
- Current / Future projects:
- Presently building 'Synergy Prime', a patented (US8657226, US9545993) 'double boxtail', initially diesel-powered original aircraft of 1-7 seats. Synergy is designed to demonstrate a new technology for stability and control by means of induced drag reduction, in a high speed, laminar flow package.
John W. McGinnis, AIAA Senior Member, EAA 797858. 3-D solid modeling since 1995 (primarily SolidWorks). Small business owner (mc squared design), Oshkosh Forum speaker. Founder & CEO, Synergy Aircraft. Chairman, mvAero.nl
- Past Projects:
- electric powered 25% scale Synergy prototype completed and test flown. 33% scale v.32 prototypes completed and in testing. 75% Synergy FanJet, 100% Prime electric, and 100% Prime diesel under construction.
I have a 10' x 5' x 2' CNC router and three sixty-ton lamination presses, CNC hotwire, and other multiaxis equipment in a large composite shop. I spent fifteen years designing production systems and composite products for the action sports industry; primarily snowboards and injection molded thermoplastic composites. R/C modeler since 1975, dozens of original designs. Designing, building, flying 3-D printed large scale aircraft since 2006.
I design advanced aircraft, props, airfoils, and related aeronautical items professionally and in collaboration with industry worldwide. Deeply involved in electric motor tech development, CFD, and wind energy. Synergy and all of its airfoils, details, and systems are of my own design, as are numerous other aircraft in development. Two issued US Patents for underlying innovations.
For what it's worth I'll take attitude, aptitude, skill, and experience over 'credentials' any day of the week, but I feel strongly that certain things must be learned properly or not at all. "Let's be careful out there."
I welcome member projects and will gladly help as time allows. Feel free to call using the Synergy website info.
aerodynamics, safety, systems integration, composite construction