Raptor F-15 Replica

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  1. Dec 15, 2010 #41

    Solly

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    Careful consideration should be given to prop clearance issue. Most pushers are configured with a high tail boom for that reason. Version D will most likely end up with a prop strike. Version C is a lot more managable and eliminates the shaft complexty.
     
  2. Apr 4, 2011 #42

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    About 7 years ago a guy had a 1/2- 5/8 scale or so fiberglas F-4 Phantom body at the airshow he was trying to market. I believe the only engines both fitting would be ducted fans, powered by a pair of V6 Evinrude outboards. They (the engines) would weigh about 150# each, be about 18 inches in diameter, and pull 225 EASY horsepower at 6500 RPM's EACH. I figure between the two engines would give over 1200# thrust and the great heat disapeated, and the exhaust heat would add about 25-35 # more thrust ducted right. An afterburner could even be incorperated using Benz nozzles and an injection pump off one of the old OMC stern drives. I worked on an engineering project simular, and it proved feasable.
     
  3. Jun 19, 2011 #43

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    Hi Guys, haven't been here a while but just thought you may be interested in this;
    'The Archon', at first I thought it was one of those pedal cars until I watched the videos of it flying.
    Not going to make any comment, just watch for yourselves........[;)]
     
  4. Jun 20, 2011 #44

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    COOL! I doubt if it is optimized for anything but I think he got the look he was after. Looks like it might be fun to fly and ought to be a hit at the airshows and fly ins.

    Only 95 kg payload (11 gallons of fuel plus pilot)?

    Bruce :)
     
  5. Jun 21, 2011 #45

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    That's pretty neat. At first I thought it was a ducted fan design but then I noticed it has a wood prop. It's a clever styling gimmick the designer used to give it that look while using a prop. That design is a lot like my layout "C" which I think benefits from more efficient use of wing and tail area than layout"D".

    And they said it couldn't be done :gig:
     

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