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Old 08-14-2019, 08:18 PM
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"...If you want to play around down low like the military does, you can't lift enough fuel..."

So maybe we need an RV tanker, too!
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:21 PM
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Another reason for tricycle gear on a jet was proven with the original "tail dragging" ME-262. Without prop blast on the rudder, direction control is minimal during early take-off roll. This would also provide a need for nosewheel steering.
That was also on my mind when I was doodling the options. However, I have always wondered how much of that was the gear geometry?

I should have known someone would know that story.
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:25 PM
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"...If you want to play around down low like the military does, you can't lift enough fuel..."

So maybe we need an RV tanker, too!
I wonder how the Operating Limitations would read for that!
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Old 08-15-2019, 07:21 AM
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I wonder how the Operating Limitations would read for that!
Something along the lines of "Warning - do not use this product."
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Old 08-15-2019, 07:43 AM
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I know this is a fanciful fun thread, but a jet is about the most opposite thing to Van think that you can come up with.
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Old 08-15-2019, 09:30 AM
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Have to admit that I did think of converting an RV-8(A) to jet power. It would have had two jet engines mounted outboard of the fuselage on struts like a Cri-Cri. Bigger engines, of course, and sized to be about the same weight as the current recip ones.



It was fun to think about it and hopefully that's as far as it goes.

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Old 08-15-2019, 10:37 AM
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I like that idea Dave
While building my wings I thought it would be cool if someone, not me, mounted two small jet engines on the top of the wings like the HondaJet..,or if they preferred the 737 look, under the wings.
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Old 08-15-2019, 02:06 PM
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Maybe something like the BD-10. Supersonic!
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Old 08-15-2019, 09:06 PM
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I still like the ViperJet.

https://youtu.be/ox90QXFGpHI

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Old 08-15-2019, 09:48 PM
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"Mudfly I like that idea Dave
While building my wings I thought it would be cool if someone, not me, mounted two small jet engines on the top of the wings like the HondaJet..,or if they preferred the 737 look, under the wings."

Yeh, a RV-262!
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