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Old 10th May 2023, 05:37
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You have to admire the ambition. Designing parts and the manufacture processes simultaneously, along with trying to finalise and build a plant to manufacture in.
Much water must still flow beneath the bridge to get from prototype/demo parts to properly hardened components with reliable tolerances.
That is before you bring all the many moving parts together and try make them work on the micro and macro level, and then try ramp up manufacturing at any reasonable pace to meet the order book and financial targets. Bold. Very bold.
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Old 10th May 2023, 07:25
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I guess with at least £28 million received from people he can afford to be "bold".

Although ....when the first test flight is Dec 31st 2023, some of us here are going to eating a lot of humble pie.


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Old 10th May 2023, 07:59
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I think a lot of the work is being done at his Dynamic Engineering sub



hargreaves99 i think you are right, it will be an eye opener. and suspect, we will all be pleasantly surprised.

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Old 10th May 2023, 09:21
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Originally Posted by hargreaves99
I guess with at least £28 million received from people he can afford to be "bold".

Although ....when the first test flight is Dec 31st 2023, some of us here are going to eating a lot of humble pie.
I would not mind to eat that humble pie right now. I would love to see that thing in the air.
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You have to admire the chutzpah:





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Old 10th May 2023, 21:09
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Originally Posted by hargreaves99
You have to admire the chutzpah:
Seems the only place it can't go is into manufacturing
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Old 10th May 2023, 21:15
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wishing all
at Hill the best of British luck!
onwards and upwards
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Old 11th May 2023, 17:00
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Quite wrong Mr Ringer, manufacturing is well underway.

Last time I was there they'd built four fuselages in order to refine the processes. MGB being manufactured. Turbine blades too.
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Old 11th May 2023, 17:43
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Originally Posted by Shagpile
Nothing on main rotor head, but has previously said thatís getting his current attention, but canít discuss until IP of how itís packaged tightly (so can be cowled). Previously has publicly said its elastomeric bearing semi rigid. Blades heís only once briefly discussed and didnít seem too worried.
Design IP should have been submitted for patent coverage ages ago providing immediate protection in the first-to-file system - there's no reason to keep mum about these details if the schedules promised are remotely real.
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Old 11th May 2023, 19:13
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Originally Posted by Kemble Pitts
Quite wrong Mr Ringer, manufacturing is well underway.

Last time I was there they'd built four fuselages in order to refine the processes. MGB being manufactured. Turbine blades too.
My wife regularly has 4 attempts to cook something edible, it has no bearing on success.
Until manufacturing can produce a product that is airworthy it is people playing with large scale mechano.
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Bell Ringer bet your wife doesnt see your posts
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Old 17th May 2023, 15:23
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Mischa came to UK


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Originally Posted by hargreaves99
Brave man. His chances of ever test flying this thing just took a nosedive
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Planning Applications - Staffordshire Moorlands District Council

Factory Planning Permission decision delayed again..until 13th July 2023
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So, what was the blah blah from today's meeting/AMA?
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Old 24th May 2023, 17:39
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I think these AMA's are largely irrelevant.

We are all just going to have to wait until the prototype flies, it's been tested, and production properly starts.
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see below

http://patentimages.storage.googleap...22038382A1.pdf

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Old 25th May 2023, 05:16
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Originally Posted by hargreaves99
I think these AMA's are largely irrelevant.

We are all just going to have to wait until the prototype flies, it's been tested, and production properly starts.
Ok, see you back here in 2025 then
Council planning committee may actually have met by then.
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Old 26th May 2023, 09:52
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Jason Hill says no delays, production will start end of 2024 and they will make more than 500 aircraft per year

They have 673 orders.

Engine design not complete. No working engine at the moment.
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