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Jet Engine Powered Sailplane

The project was initiated in August 2012 after a phone talk to Eugene Zakharenkov with a goal to build the fastest in the world unlimited aerobatics self-launching glider.
The glider features carbon fiber composite structures, symmetrical wing airfoil, jet engine H250 of Jetbeetle, 60l fuel capacity.

PRELIMINARY DATA SHEET

PERFORMANCE
Never Exceed Speed Vne, km/h (knots) 460 (250)
L/D Ratio (expected) 30
Roll Rate, deg/s 100
Engine Max TO Thrust, kg (lbs) 125 (275)
Engine Max Continuos Thrust, kg (lbs) 113 (250)
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 Structures Materials Carbon Fiber Composites
WEIGHTS
MTOW, kg 540

 

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