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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    It would be equally as interesting to know what Lawyer put a burr under Jakes saddle.
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    I take it that the single channel, auto power reducing, ECU is no longer a problem....interesting how that was the primary reason for Len's not flying the airplane but now it is apparently not an issue. What say you Marc?
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    Cool New Canard Designs

    No idea Bill....but it sure got REAL quiet, real quick, didn't it? I bet it wasn't the Christmas break! Did you see Beaudry's website? https://voodoo-jet.com/
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    At the time that Len expressed his concerns about a "single channel ECU" the Motec ECU had not yet exhibited its ability to initiate uncommanded power reductions. Regardless of ECU redundancy or ECU channel count, flying this engine without a crystal clear understanding of the Motec software...
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    Apparently a single ECU and an ECU software package that will, without notice, unilaterally pull the power are not as big a problem for Peter as they were for Len. This guy is desperate.
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    Peter's recent video entitled "What's the Whining Noise" would indicate he is feeling some pressure. The hurried, quick fix after quick fix after quick fix with poorly thought through solutions to the inevitable OT&E problems are in stark contrast to the attention to detail displayed early in...
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    In the "State of the Union" video, which was published shortly after Len refused to fly the Raptor, Peter indicated that he was about 30 days from being broke. He eluded to the possibility of his stepping aside as a result of a project sale. Appearently he found funding. He continues to throw...
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    What management culture? A "management culture" implies that more than one person is involved. Raptor is a one man show. It always has been a one man show. And as long as the same guy is running it, it will remain a one man show. Not that any of it matters. On a different note. What is the...
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    And does he have a BFR and medical?
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    Most will agree that the entire drive system is poor, at best. But his decision was probably a result of a lack of experience more than a lack of intellect. His pre-aviation life would indicate that he is not a moron.
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    Wouldn't it be ironic if the VooDoo flew before the Raptor.
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    Not being diesel literate, someone help me out with a question or two. Regarding the latest Raptor fuel system modifications, do I understand correctly that the fuel system has one "lift pump" and if that pump fails then the engine quits? Is this correct? If so, wouldn't that logically...
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    I agree. Didn't it take Kirk Hawkins about 8 years and just under $100M investment AFTER the first flight of the Icon A5 to get the first production airplane delivered? The chances of the Raptor being anything other than a "one of a kind airplane" are non existent. ANY form of production is...
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    I believe that the following were your words... ":That fact is reflected in the extremely low signal-to-noise ratio. Nothing like watching a bunch of critics circle-j*@#ing"
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    Yes, I understand. Most do build a dedicated airframe to test to ultimate. And I also understand, as you indicate, when that testing is typically accomplished. However in this case, it is not clear that the airplane has even been suspended by the wings in the upright position to test 1g...never...
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    Don't think so...everything written was pretty much the way it was. I couldn't get Kerlo to tell me who was making his materials. I couldn't get him to tell me what binding system he was using. I couldn't get him to say what the vendor recommended process and temperatures were. As a matter...
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    Everyone that watched Kerlo and family build the structure of the Raptor understands that there are numerous structural components who's integrity is questionable AT BEST. From the unspecified materials used to the "post cure" home grown oven, this entire structure is a "shoot from the hip"...
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    Couldn't agree more. And while the engine is off, flip the airplane over and sandbag the wings and canard too.
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