Another Canard Dream...

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    Talking about that here is a video at the end they start talking about the engine mounts, intercooler/turbo and how it looks inside the plane in solidworks.
     
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    Yeah, I've been following their reports, they are getting more detailed and longer as the project moves along. Sounds like the outside party working on the engine is making progress, but not a lot of specifics. I wonder also if they're using jet-A or diesel in their tests, and how far away they are from being able to mount the engine and get it cranking.
    We'll see! Anybody going to see these guys at Oshkosh?
     
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    I didn't see their exhibit at Oshkosh, but the may have been there.

    I did hear part of a presentation where they made reference to "internet forum non-believers" and assumed that they were talking about me.

    They are delivering produce now. Get yours here: http://raptoraircraft.logosoftwear.com/


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    More update and a few minutes of engine related stuff. I stopped posting them since they didn't had anything engine related and that seems to be the big interest on how they solve torque/vibrations on the motor.
     
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    Yeah, they mention the engine in a few posts, now they have a finished engine but are still mounting it on a frame. Seems like that will take a few more weeks before that is done. We'll see what happens. It's still pretty vague on the details.
    It's coming along pretty nicely. The posts are pretty much more and more molds these last few months.
    Hope it works!
     
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    Anyone have an update on Raptor Aircraft?


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    Only speaking as a non-insider. The Airframe Tooling/molds were just completed. Most of the parts have been layed up, but not cured. Only the wings, canard, and cowling needing to be fabricated in the new molds. Fuselage is on its gear and has windows installed. Instruments/panel are bought, designed and ready to install. Curing oven is currently being enlarged to accommodate the fuselage with installed strakes. Engine appears to be problematic, mostly the belted redrive/prop shaft needed a slight redesign to fix an oil leak causing the prop variable pitch function to fail. Now they might have a problem with "exhaust heat being too high inside the cowl". They have just started finishing assembly of the control hardware, with a few parts to yet be delivered and/or powdercoated before install. They are a 3-4 man team and just hired 2 more guys for the summer. It could be flying within 4 months (my best guess)
    Edit: To be clear, the Raptor does not yet have a cowl, let alone an engine installed. The heating issue may be a misnomer, fixed by thermal blankets installed around the turbos as stated in one of the latest videos.
     
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    From post # 7 [Page 1]
    Originally by Kyle Boatright:
    "I like the part about the design being area ruled. Obviously, what the world needs is a transonic canard pusher."

    And So I give you...

    Saab Viggen.png
     
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    Area ruling starts to show a benefit above 0.6M?
     
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