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Offline Grey Havoc

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Re: Spike S-512 Supersonic Jet
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2015, 01:21:37 pm »
They've made some changes to the design: http://news.discovery.com/tech/robotics/supersonic-jet-could-fly-nyc-to-london-in-3-hours-150713.htm

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Re: Spike S-512 Supersonic Jet
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Re: Spike S-512 Supersonic Jet
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2017, 08:08:55 pm »
I didn't look up the range, but this-  You are talking maybe shaving three hours on a NY-London flight.  Are the economics there, either in the launch cost or operating cost?  Frankly, I think this would have greater appeal to the shipping companies if it had the range to do hub-spoke runs non-stop. 

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Re: Spike S-512 Supersonic Jet
« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2017, 02:14:46 am »
according to Spike's blog, the prototype was unmanned - an RC model then?
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Re: Spike S-512 Supersonic Jet
« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2017, 04:46:55 am »
according to Spike's blog, the prototype was unmanned - an RC model then?
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Re: Spike S-512 Supersonic Jet
« Reply #24 on: October 15, 2017, 04:56:13 am »
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Seven test flights have been conducted, and the proper adjustments were made in order to tweak the aircraft’s balance, center of mass, and control surfaces.
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Seriously?!

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Re: Spike S-512 Supersonic Jet
« Reply #25 on: October 15, 2017, 01:00:52 pm »
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Re: Spike S-512 Supersonic Jet
« Reply #26 on: October 15, 2017, 05:50:09 pm »
A subsonic scale model intended to investigate low-speed handling of the basic wing form most likely. That's no small step on its own as getting a design optimised for supersonic flight to behave at low speed, take-off and landing is not easy... but it's a long way from the finished product too.
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Re: Spike S-512 Supersonic Jet
« Reply #27 on: October 21, 2017, 07:42:17 pm »
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/652282/son-of-concorde-first-test-flight-supersonic-jet-spike

Some salt may be required.

They claim to be operating from a "Private airfield in New England."  That's my old flying grounds.
I can't think of one that would be suitable.  (The airfield at the old Ft. Devens might have been suitable, except for being closed since 1995 and currently used for Sports Car trials - I think they'd notice.

No photographs, either.

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Re: Spike S-512 Supersonic Jet
« Reply #28 on: October 21, 2017, 07:46:23 pm »
according to Spike's blog, the prototype was unmanned - an RC model then?

Well, if so, than they got more to show than Stavatti.

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Re: Spike S-512 Supersonic Jet
« Reply #29 on: October 22, 2017, 04:30:41 am »
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/652282/son-of-concorde-first-test-flight-supersonic-jet-spike

Some salt may be required.

They claim to be operating from a "Private airfield in New England."  That's my old flying grounds.
I can't think of one that would be suitable.  (The airfield at the old Ft. Devens might have been suitable, except for being closed since 1995 and currently used for Sports Car trials - I think they'd notice.

No photographs, either.

Depends a lot on what you think tests like this would require.  If it's a relatively small scale RC aircraft, it needn't be that elaborate a field.  What about someplace like Hopedale Industrial Park Airfield?  An hour or so outside Boston, some available Industrial Park and storage space, a 3200-ft runway, and almost no traffic.