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  1. TarDevil

    Hi how are ya?

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  2. TarDevil

    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    Having Peter in that plane for first flight would, in every way, make a bad situation worse.
  3. TarDevil

    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    Right stick or not, a professional test pilot doesn't need the noise of an owner/builder bleating in his right ear. He needs complete focus on the job. There just isn't a plausible case for Peter being in the plane on the test flight.
  4. TarDevil

    New Engine Development Ain't Easy

    https://www.avweb.com/ownership/engines/eps-files-for-bankruptcy/?MailingID=416 It needs an airframe. It needs SOME reason to exists.
  5. TarDevil

    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    Oh great Zeus! Justin knows better than have a control freak like Peter on board for the first flight. Peter already asked Justin in taxi tests if he should take over if the plane got out of sorts. Justin readily quelched that notion. No. Peter shouldn't be in that plane with Justin.
  6. TarDevil

    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    He's been burning diesel.
  7. TarDevil

    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    I don't think so. Had he not made the move, yes.
  8. TarDevil

    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    "Smile... You're on Candid Camera!" I'm thinking he's got some regrets
  9. TarDevil

    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    I maintain that 8,000' doesn't offer much spare pavement for a ground effect hop. I'd certainly want a decent headwind.
  10. TarDevil

    Mead Adventure Plans

    Gorgeous wing.
  11. TarDevil

    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    The way this played out, I'm guessing this is why Peter was so obsessed with proving Raptor could get airborne and stopped on a single run. The Wasabi duo arrived, verified the balanced field length and made the correct determination. I was baffled at first, but now convinced Wasabi gave Peter...
  12. TarDevil

    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    How long? A couple seconds would put him off the pavement.
  13. TarDevil

    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    If so, then Justin is one helluva pilot. If that thing lifts off long enough to ascertain any flight characteristics, it would be flying in ground effect 20 kts or so above stall speed. Getting it down and stopped in 5 thousand feet would be quite a feat. Peter was leaning on the brakes pretty...
  14. TarDevil

    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    I'm inclined to think he's staying engaged with Wasabi... hence accommodating their wishes for a longer runway with emergency options. He mentioned an airport with 8.000'. I'm no longer familiar with airports in that area. 8k would, in my opinion, still be tight for flying in ground effect...
  15. TarDevil

    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    Latest video is up. Apparently Peter took the advice well to relocate.
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