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Jet Engine Powered Sailplane

The project was initiated by an US-based customer aiming to design the fastest in the world unlimited aerobatics self-launching glider. Several configurations have been examined as to wing and engine locations, as well as number of engines.

The design features carbon fiber composite structures, symmetrical wing airfoil, Jetbeetle H250 jet engine , 16 US gal / 60 l fuel capacity.

PRELIMINARY DATA

PERFORMANCE
Never Exceed Speed Vne, knots / km/h 250 / 460
L/D Ratio (expected) 30
Roll Rate, deg/s 100
Engine Max TO Thrust, lb / kg 275 / 125
Engine Max Continuos Thrust, lb / kg 250 / 113
Limit Load Factor +10/-10
SPECIFICATIONS
Occupants 1
Length, m 6.40
Height, m 1.80
Wing Span, m 11.00
Wing Area, sqm 9.40
Primary Structure's Materials Carbon Fiber Composites
WEIGHTS
MTOW, lb / kg 1,190 / 540

 

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