Re: Single engine jet (VisionAire).

Date:         26 Dec 97 03:29:05 
From: (Filip De Vos)
Organization: University of Ghent, Belgium
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Odilo Vazquez ( wrote:
: Visionaire is currently working a "claimed" 100 plane backlog.  They have
: enough impetus to actually build a new manufactruign facility.
: Unfortunatley Burt Rutan is inoved in this and it probably will be

: overbudget and way late (example Beech 2000).

What was the cause of the Starship's apparent non-success?
Conservatism with prospective owners? Competition with the King Air, which
remained in production? With pre-owned King Airs?

One supposes the technology for composite construction has improved
further since then. The aerodynamics of the Visionaire seem quite
conventional (even with the forward swept wing).

      Filip De Vos              

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