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Old 6th Nov 2016, 19:38
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WillyPete
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: UK
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Originally Posted by onetrack View Post
It has 4 x 250HP turbo reactors for power - 1000HP, just to lift one person?? Seems like massive overkill to me, and the fuel consumption to produce that HP must be enormous. Doesn't look like an economic or viable product from any angle, to me.
However, I guess the U.S. military will be itching to immediately order 100,000 of them at $1M each, to ensure that they have enemy-jaw-dropping, cutting edge, troop-movement methods, ready to hand.
I guess the U.S. military will be itching to immediately order 100,000 of them at $1M each, to ensure that they have enemy-jaw-dropping, cutting edge, troop-movement methods, ready to hand.
They had the same as this a long time ago:
Williams X-Jet / WASP
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Williams_X-Jet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXNNc_HFodI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27HaGvHzbgQ

Empty weight: 401 pounds (182 kg) (182 kg)
Loaded weight: 550 lb (250 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: lb (kg)
Powerplant: 1 modified Williams F107 turbofan, 570 lbf (2.6 kN)

Performance Maximum speed: 60 mph (96 km/h)
Range: endurance of 30-45 minutes
Service ceiling: 10,000 ft (3,049 m)
Rate of climb: ft/min (m/s)
Wing loading: lb/ft (kg/m)
Thrust/weight: 1.11
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