Looks like this would be fun to fly

14 Sep 2015 admin In G+ Posts

Comments: 19

  1. Kamal Tailor 14 Sep 2015 Reply

    Interesting design. I wonder how it's maneuverability is. And if it's stronger in that design

  2. Kamal Tailor 14 Sep 2015 Reply

    I jet with a similar design would be interesting too

  3. Kamal Tailor 14 Sep 2015 Reply

    If the props get damaged they could penetrate the cockpit which would be bad

  4. Timothy Baskett 14 Sep 2015 Reply

    Looks like a re-imagining of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning. Is this a Rutan/Scaled Composites design?

  5. John Rambo 14 Sep 2015 Reply

    Hybrid P-38

  6. David Cheng 14 Sep 2015 Reply

    👍

  7. Timothy Baskett 14 Sep 2015 Reply

    If I had the money to have a one off plane built, it would be by Scaled Composites.

  8. Masaya I 14 Sep 2015 Reply

    The visibility is not so good, isn't it.

  9. Mike LeTourneau 14 Sep 2015 Reply

    Burt Rutan Pond Racer. Crashed.

  10. TheNj400 14 Sep 2015 Reply

    Bob pond. 2 x 300zx engines. The plane was a death trap..

  11. JETimmons 14 Sep 2015 Reply

    This plane at the time was a radical design for the Reno air races. It had teething problems. Engines were a major problem they kept overheating. When it did fly it was fast. It did crash and the design was givin up on.

  12. Kamal Tailor 14 Sep 2015 Reply

    IMO the wings need to be slightly longer and have a greater sweep but more of a Delta, but what do I know I'm not an aerospace engineer

  13. Chuck Jackson 14 Sep 2015 Reply

    +Brent Burzycki Looks like a modern version of a P-38 Lightning! LOl

  14. Brent Burzycki 14 Sep 2015 Reply

    Yep this is a Scaled Comp design – that guy is pretty much the Hughes of todays world…

  15. Timothy Baskett 14 Sep 2015 Reply

    +Brent Burzycki​ I have an idea for a one off plane design I'd like Scaled Composites to build, A modern version of a P-39 Airacobra with a similar wing planform as the Pond racer, with a longer span, a two seat cockpit, and rear mounted turboshaft engine running a forward mounted six bladed prop similar to the design of the ones used on the C-130J's.

  16. Brent Burzycki 14 Sep 2015 Reply

    +Timothy Baskett that might be considered – partially insane…. 🙂

  17. Bradley Marks 15 Sep 2015 Reply

    Very pod racer esque

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