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    Raptor NG Discussion

    Your best shot would be buying Mooney.
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    EDFs in the RC world are pretty good. Guessing they’re scaling up the technology similar to how we’ve seen giant scale RC components used in several experimental manned programs now.
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    I’m really surprised none of us know the company yet. He’s not going to an area known for engineering or aviation. There can’t be many candidates.
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    Design complexity, another opportunity for fatigue stress, and weight.
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    The homebuilt market is tiny, the electric light twin canard biplane homebuilt market is going to be microscopic. There’s no scenario where this thing reaches any kind of mass exposure. Does Joe Public even know about aircraft like Cirrus or what they offer? I seriously doubt it. Cessna is the...
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    His biggest hurdles will be the prime mover—>EDF configuration. A Diesel engine connected to a propeller is easy enough to crudely adapt. This new Powerplant he will be inventing pretty much from scratch.
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    A biplane canard EDF. How’s weight and balance going to work on this?
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    Had he made it to the mountains who knows what kind of off airport landing he would have been able to pull out.
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    https://www.1011now.com/2021/08/06/pilot-walks-away-experimental-plane-crash-fillmore-county/
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    He re-used a lock washer but bent the unbent tabs? Glad he saved that 25c. He could have benefited from A&P classes.
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    He’s got the best bad luck of anyone I know of.
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    He flew a similar circuit today too, I’d have to assume testing the same thing.
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    Same, and with YouTube music included I think it’s a great deal.
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    To me, anyone buying into a development project like this 100% knows what they’re getting into and therefore can’t be “scammed” unless their money wasn’t spent at all on development. So by that measure he didn’t scam anyone, he really did build an aircraft with the stated goals in mind and it’s...
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    So Oshkosh is over, PM is probably headed back to his hilltop banjo-retreat. Let's hope he starts his cross country and isn't waiting for fall temperatures.
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    He’s expanding his max takeoff weight testing at that tiny and very tight airport. I may hire him to buy me lotto tickets if he survives his ferry flight.
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    I hate the poor ADS-B coverage in that area. His last ping was turning base to final and his speed "appeared" to have decayed to the slowest I have ever seen on Flight Aware. He also entered the pattern in a strange manner from fairly high, dropping rather rapidly on his downwind while speed...
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    He is currently airborne and circling the field.
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    He’s pretending he’s a manufacturer, that’s like saying the G650 crash hurt our community. If he was E-AB I’d agree.
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    How do you know this? And I REALLY don't like the idea of someone tattling based on internet info like that. PM maybe knows the performance of his aircraft enough to determine that he can overfly the mountains without issue. No one online has any more info than he does, and it is crazy that they...
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