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Old 08-16-2019, 02:23 AM
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The viperjet is a pretty cool plane, but probably not something that falls in the category of homebuilds that a single average person can built themselves in a few years. And to my knowledge not produced anymore. Itís more in category with L-39s and the operating costs are very much higher.

What is interesting about this jet from Sonex is that itís coming from a company with a concept similar to Vans. Simple sport airplanes of aluminum constructions in the experimental market that can actually be built by a single person within a reasonable amount of time. While Vans concept is simplicity and keeping cost down its not really how many RVs are built anymore. Garmin flatscreens, C/S props, fancy paintjob, leather interior ect. I bet many RVs are north of 100K$ before they every roll down the runway.
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Old 08-16-2019, 07:51 AM
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I'd go for a long-legged -7A with 2 TJ100s under the wings. Very ME-262 like,
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Old 08-16-2019, 01:16 PM
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The viperjet is a pretty cool plane, but probably not something that falls in the category of homebuilds that a single average person can built themselves in a few years. And to my knowledge not produced anymore. Itís more in category with L-39s and the operating costs are very much
Yes, Iím aware of that. And this whole thread is quite fanciful!
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Old 08-18-2019, 09:01 AM
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Something along the lines of a Tutor would make sense... Tail-cone mounted engine, intakes on either side of the cockpit...

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Old 08-19-2019, 05:20 PM
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My performance numbers came out really close to the SIPA S.200, unfortunately.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIPA_S.200_Minijet
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