Re: Single engine jet (VisionAire).

Date:         26 Dec 97 03:29:05 
From:         fidevos@eduserv1.rug.ac.be (Filip De Vos)
Organization: University of Ghent, Belgium
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Odilo Vazquez (ovazquez@erols.com) 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
  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Huh?

: 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).

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