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    DIY Jet almost flying

    "realpitter" almost ready for launch:
    http://www.wired.com/autopia/2010/01...-ready-to-fly/
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    Re: DIY Jet almost flying

    Looks nice!! My only question is, if it was at 80 to 100% of the power on the jet, how could he be holding it back with only his leg? That, to me, would not seem enough power to keep it aloft. SCARY!!!

    Milt

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    Re: DIY Jet almost flying

    Perhaps they have some kind of afterburner like the big jet engines that will add another 50 lbs of thrust
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    Re: DIY Jet almost flying

    I want one!!!!!!!!

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    Re: DIY Jet almost flying

    Quote Originally Posted by mondo50m View Post
    Looks nice!! My only question is, if it was at 80 to 100% of the power on the jet, how could he be holding it back with only his leg? That, to me, would not seem enough power to keep it aloft. SCARY!!!

    Milt
    What do you think the thrust raatio is on an airliner or any NON-miltary jet for that matter?? I suggest you not look as you may not fly, ever! ) 240Lbs thrust for that small plane sounds right. Should be FAST!

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    Re: DIY Jet almost flying

    240Lbs thrust for that small plane sounds right. Should be FAST!
    Maby this gives some clues about the speed:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dpr2w...eature=related
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