Cobalt Co50

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The Cobalt Co50 is a four/five-place composite canard aircraft to be powered by a 350-hp, Fadec-controlled Teledyne Continental TSIOF-550-D2B driving a three-blade Hartzell constant-speed propeller.

General characteristics

* Crew: 1 Pilot
* Capacity: 5 Passengers
* Max takeoff weight: 1,400 kg (3,087 lb)
* Fuel capacity: 109 Gallons
* Powerplant: 1 × Continental TSIOF-550-D2B Horizontally Opposed Twin Turbo Piston, 260 kW (350 hp)

Performance

* Maximum speed: 394 km/h; 213 kn (245 mph)
* Cruise speed: 350 km/h; 190 kn (220 mph)
* Service ceiling: 7,620 m (25,000 ft)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DIuPzJABxg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGXMJpSlro8


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqCE08il5cM


Sources:
http://www.wired.com/autopia/2010/07/french-company-unveils-exotic-concept-plane/
http://www.flyingmag.com/keywords/cobalt-co50
http://www.cobalt-aircraft.com/
http://www.airventure.org/news/2010/100624_cobalt.html
http://forum.xcitefun.net/cobalt-aircraft-co50-concept-plane-t50565.html
 

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XP67_Moonbat said:
Any chance of a COIN variant getting made?

I have no idea. Though it is very exciting to see a four-to-five-seat general aviation project using a modern design that isn't a kit or in the FAA Experimental category. Four/five seat general aviation aircraft are nice, but the Cessna 172 design is over fifty years old.
 

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XP67_Moonbat said:
Any chance of a COIN variant getting made?

It looks to me like the design might lend itself more to being the basis for a FAC bird, for use in low threat environments. Or alternatively, a border surveillance aircraft. That's just my opinion, though.
 

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http://www.wired.com/2015/11/cobalt-aviation-valkyrie-canard/#slide-2
 

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BillRo said:
http://www.wired.com/2015/11/cobalt-aviation-valkyrie-canard/#slide-2

Cool photo, but online articles are not always forever. Merely linking them is taking the risk that five years down the line, all the info and pics there will have become unaccessible and therefore lost to this forum forever. So please remember to attach the pics whenever it's possible! I'm adding an extra one.
 

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https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/nbaa-is-the-valkyrie-set-to-ride-again-419239/
 

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No other plane on earth should be named Valkyrie other than the XB-70A. -SP
 

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Steve Pace said:
No other plane on earth should be named Valkyrie other than the XB-70A. -SP

Not even a plane built in Scandinavia? :p

Looks nice...how practical is that door/entry system, especially after, for example, a heavy-ish wheelsup landing?
 

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Steve Pace said:
No other plane on earth should be named Valkyrie other than the XB-70A. -SP

Something is wrong with this forum. Either topics disappear randomly or the search engine does not work.
I'm pretty sure we once had a topic that mentioned the elegant MiTex Valkyrie UAV project...
 

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I would be pleased if the new colour would bring it closer to production...
 

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