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Scaledraf manned projects

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  • 1. Scaled and RAF Manned Research Projects Compiled April, 2011
  • 2. Rutan Aircraft Factory Business Notes •  Founder-Owned and Operated for 12 years, from 1973 to 1985. Primary business – homebuilts •  Developed Fifteen Manned Aircraft Types: –  All Concepts and Designs were done in-house –  Twelve were Company-funded research programs –  Thirteen were flight-tested in-house, accident-free –  One (NASA AD-1) had Government customer –  One (NGT-Fairchild) had Aerospace Prime customer –  Seven were marketed to the public •  Business was small and consistently profitable
  • 3. Rutan Aircraft Factory Manned First Flights #1 VariViggen Homebuilt Model #27 First Flight - May 1972
  • 4. Rutan Aircraft Factory Manned First Flights #2 VariEze POC Model #31 May 1975
  • 5. Rutan Aircraft Factory Manned First Flights #3 VariViggen SP Model #32SP July 1975
  • 6. Rutan Aircraft Factory Manned First Flights #4 VariEze Homebuilt Model #33 March 1976
  • 7. Rutan Aircraft Factory Manned First Flights #5 Quickie Homebuilt Model #54 November 1977
  • 8. Rutan Aircraft Factory Manned First Flights #6 Defiant Homebuilt Model #40 June 1978
  • 9. Rutan Aircraft Factory #7 Long-EZ Homebuilt Manned First Flights Model #61 June 1979
  • 10. Rutan Aircraft Factory Manned First Flights #8 NASA AD-1 Model #35 December 1979
  • 11. Rutan Aircraft Factory Manned First Flights #9 Amsoil Biplane Racer Model #68 August 1981
  • 12. Rutan Aircraft Factory Manned First Flights #10 Next Generation Trainer Model #73 September 1981
  • 13. Rutan Aircraft Factory Manned First Flights #11 Grizzly STOL Model # 72 January 1982
  • 14. Rutan Aircraft Factory Manned First Flights #12 Solitaire Homebuilt Model #77 May 1982
  • 15. Rutan Aircraft Factory Manned First Flights #13 Voyager RTW Model #76 VAI June 1984
  • 16. Rutan Aircraft Factory Manned First Flights #14 Catbird Model #81 January 1988
  • 17. Rutan Aircraft Factory Manned First Flights #15 Boomerang Model #202 June 1996
  • 18. Scaled Composites Business Notes •  Founded in 1982. Aerospace Research. •  Developed 30 Manned Aircraft Types: –  Concepts and Designs done in-house for 26 Types –  Two Types developed to customer s detailed loft –  Four were Company-funded research programs –  25 were flight-tested in-house; no major accidents –  Six Types for U. S. Government customers –  Four Types had a Prime Aerospace customer –  Five Types had a Foreign customer –  None were marketed to the public
  • 19. Scaled Composites: Manned First Flights #1 Microlight Model #97 Lotus Motors January 1983
  • 20. Scaled Composites: Manned First Flights #2 Starship Model #115 Beechcraft August 1983
  • 21. Scaled Composites: Manned First Flights #3 Predator Crop-duster Model #120 ATAC Sept 1984
  • 22. Scaled Composites: Manned First Flights #4 CM-44 Model #144 Calif Microwave February 1987
  • 23. Scaled Composites: Manned First Flights #5 ATTT Model #133 DARPA December 1987
  • 24. Scaled Composites: Manned First Flights #6 Triumph Model #143 Beechcraft July 1988
  • 25. Scaled Composites: Manned First Flights #7 ATTT BT Model #133b DARPA Dec 1988
  • 26. Scaled Composites: Manned First Flights #8 ARES Light Attack Model #151 February 1990
  • 27. Scaled Composites: Manned First Flights #9 Lima I Lexus engine test Toyota April 1990
  • 28. Scaled Composites: Manned First Flights #10 Pond Racer Model #158 Bob Pond March 1991
  • 29. Scaled Composites: Manned First Flights #11 Lima II Model #191 Toyota November 1991
  • 30. Scaled Composites: Manned First Flights #12 EarthWinds Gondola Model #181 November 1991
  • 31. Scaled Composites: Manned First Flights #13 Raptor D-1 Model #226 DOE May 1993
  • 32. Scaled Composites: Manned First Flights #14 Jet LEZ Vantage/ FJ107 Model #61B Propriotary Aug 1993
  • 33. Scaled Composites: Manned First Flights #15 Raptor D-2 Model #226B DOE August 1994
  • 34. Scaled Composites: Manned First Flights #16 VisionAire Vantage Model #247 November 1996
  • 35. Scaled Composites: Manned First Flights #17 V-Jet II Model #271 Williams April 1997
  • 36. Scaled Composites: Manned First Flights #18 Global Hilton Gondola Model #257 VAI Jan 1998
  • 37. Scaled Composites: Manned First Flights #19 Proteus Model #281 Wyman Gordon July 1998
  • 38. Scaled Composites: Manned First Flights #20 Roton ATV Rotary Rocket Mar 1999
  • 39. Scaled Composites: Manned First Flights #21 Adam 309 Model #309 Adam Acft March 2000
  • 40. Scaled Composites: Manned First Flights #22 Rodie Model #61-C Proprietary Proprietary Aug 2001
  • 41. Scaled Composites: Manned First Flights #24 White Knight Model #318 Paul Allen Aug 2002
  • 42. Scaled Composites: Manned First Flights #23 TAA-1 Toyota May 2002
  • 43. Scaled Composites: Manned First Flights #25 SpaceShipOne Model #316 Paul Allen Aug 2003
  • 44. Scaled Composites: Manned First Flights #26 GlobalFlyer Model #311 Marathon March 2004
  • 45. Scaled Composites: Manned First Flights #27 Pulse-Detonation LEZ Model #61PD 2007
  • 46. Scaled Composites: Manned First Flights #28 T-Tops/WhiteKnightTwo Model #348 Virgin Dec 2008
  • 47. Scaled Composites: Manned First Flights #29 SpaceShipTwo Model #339 Virgin Oct 2010
  • 48. Scaled Composites: Manned First Flights #30 Bipod Hybrid flying car Model #367 In-house Mar 2011

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