I just reread the last several months of comments in this thread. The spreadsheet was in a video from last week and no one addressed these matters.I’ll bet that there are some within the 4,299 pages of comments. Have you checked?
I think he says it's 3" at a 10 degree body AOA. But I think they need 6 degrees of body AOA to get lift. Seems like a narrow margin?The prop clearance seeeems kinda low if the gear legs deflect a lot on landing, and if the landing AOA is a little high, but I'm not sure if I know enough to actually make any claims; or whether they know enough to rule that all out.
Yes. After years of work on his dream, it seems as if reality is setting in. That recent video almost made me feel sorry for Peter.Peter sounds like a guy who's worn down. Every time he thinks he's close to flight, he finds out the finish line is further than he realized.
90% done - 90% to go...Yes. After years of work on his dream, it seems as if reality is setting in. That recent video almost made me feel sorry for Peter.
The model would then also need 75hp to scale the power/weight, which doesn't sound practical. Scale models may have some use, but many design aspects don't scale well, or at all.The Raptor will weigh about 3200 pounds ready to fly. The model was 1/4 scale. It would have to weigh 50 pounds in order to be a valid representation of the real plane. Something tells me the model weighs no where near that.