Ducted Fan propulsion

HomeBuiltAirplanes.com

Help Support HomeBuiltAirplanes.com:

henryk

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 8, 2010
Messages
5,282
Location
krakow,poland
It will be interesting to see if this UL-39 works out. I've done some work on a similar project I wanted to do. I like motorcycle engines as well, but the clutch and transmission is built in, so I wonder how they will deal with that. There's a BMW twin that comes apart from the transmission, but it doesn't have as much power as the latest superbike engines.

Steve
-=HONDA 4 cilinder,150 HP +reductor...

Development of an Ultralight with a Ducted Fan - pdf.io
 

WBS

Member
Joined
Dec 9, 2015
Messages
20
Location
Spring, TX
Can't help but wish the great UL-39 team had created a similarly powered, updated version of an RFB Fantrainer or the Fanliner with a 5' or 6' duct. The rate of climb would be terrific.
 

Blackhawk

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 18, 2008
Messages
229
Location
AUSTRALIA
This is for all you aspiring Jet Jockeys.

A very good friend of mine, Josef from the Czech Republic who used to live here in Aus but returned to his homeland about 6 years ago, has been keeping me updated on the progress of the all carbon fibre Ducted Fan Ultralight Jet a group of University people specialising in aviation have been working on for about 10 years and they finally have their Ultralight replica L39 completed and flying.
Check out the Pics, a brilliant dream come to life!
This is all the info I have at the moment and as soon as he sends me all the specs I will put them here.

Cheers,
Graeme
P1130979.jpgP1130991.jpgP1130997.jpgP1150007.jpgP1150015.jpgP1150023.jpg
 
Last edited:
Top