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Old 21st May 2014, 20:05
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Honda Jet

The Honda Jet is quite the unusual ac from a design perspective. While the engines mounted above the wings is interesting...




I saw another feature that is very curious from a design perspective..

Check out the front of the ac, the transition from the flightdeck to the fuselage... very interesting indeed.



Note: engines are offset from the support pylon as well.....
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Old 21st May 2014, 20:43
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The first series production aircraft is due to fly in the next couple of months, with certification in Q1 2015.
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Old 22nd May 2014, 07:22
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We had that already back in the 70s...
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The last one retired last year
More on that plane
A Presentation (also mentioning the Honda Jet)
The sound of that aircraft was very distinctive, that engine was not used anywhere else and the noise significantly reduced when it flew over you, as the wing was shielding it, so at the point when all other aircrafts were loudest, that one got quieter. You cound not miss it.
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Old 22nd May 2014, 17:52
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If you search "Wave Drag Characteristics of an Over-the-Wing Nacelle Business Jet Configuration" you get the complete Hondajet engine position story.
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Old 22nd May 2014, 17:59
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The bulbous nose and canopy are very interesting.
Would like to see the airflow optimization and smoothing of the laminar flow of the fuselage that has been referenced.

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Old 22nd May 2014, 18:04
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Flight deck/fuselage area reminds me of Vickers Viscount and de Havilland Dove and Heron.
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Old 22nd May 2014, 18:13
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The Epic Victory is a strange one too. Epic Victory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 23rd May 2014, 01:04
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and the Coronado:

(Holy **** - that design is 55 years old!)
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