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PistonJet II: the poor man's jet from Volgograd!

Stargazer2006

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According to its inventor, the PistonJet II "was conceived as a sport for people who want to fly a jet aircraft, but do not have the finances". It uses Chevrolet LS6 drive fans (ducted fans) and is being built in Volgograd. It would seem the first PistonJet was already flown at Oshkosh.

Takeoff speed: 150-160 (kms/h, presumably, although it really isn't much...)
Takeoff weight: 1000 kgs (1 ton)
Fuel capacity: 280 liters
Flight range: 1,500 km
Overload: 6 / -4

Source: Russia's own EAA website: http://www.reaa.ru/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?action=print%3Bnum=1287751367
 

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A modern successor to the Ric-Jet 4 from 1977 ?
But indeed much better looking.
(photo from AIR INTERNATIONAL .9.77)
 

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Jemiba said:
A modern successor to the Ric-Jet 4 from 1977 ?
It reminds me more of the Bede BD-10, really.
 

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It kind of reminds me of the RANS prototype that crashed. The one that was designed to look like a modern fighter, but used a standard nose mounted piston.
 

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Stargazer2006 said:
... It would seem the first PistonJet was already flown at Oshkosh (probably the aircraft seen in the last picture).
It's the Marganski Bielik from Poland, see http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,8552.0/highlight,bielik.html .
 

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Sundog said:
It kind of reminds me of the RANS prototype that crashed. The one that was designed to look like a modern fighter, but used a standard nose mounted piston.
Rans S-11 "Pursuit".
 

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boxkite said:
It's the Marganski Bielik from Poland, see http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,8552.0/highlight,bielik.html
Thanks. I've removed the pic and comment from the opening post.

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Speaking of poor man's fighters, here is another one, the Chudzik CC02:

--Luc
Cute! Is this one Russian too?
 

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Stargazer2006 said:
(...) Cute! Is this one Russian too?
French ;)

http://lfai.blogspot.com/2009/02/f-psck-chudzik-cc-02.html
 

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Hi,

the Cobalt Co50,has it the same power plant concept ?.

http://www.amevoice.com/magazine/read/co50-is-an-personal-plane-for-tomorrow_272.html
 

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The main point of the PistonJet II is its impeller propulsion, I think,
which gives it a real jet-like appearance. Are there any other benefits
of this system, others than those interesting for many RC-modelers, too ?
 

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Aerodynamically there is no benefit.

All what this type of configuration does is warm up the little birds, as my thermodynamics professor used to say. Lots of air flowing against lots of surface, very inefficient.

This subject of ducted fans was discussed not long ago: http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,4015.0.html

--Luc

PS: The Cobalt is different, it is a classic canard pusher.
 

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no one heard about the german fan-jet and fan-trainer airplanes?

new website (in german): http://www.sattlerundpartner.de/fantrainer/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=54&lang=de

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhein-Flugzeugbau_Fantrainer_400/600
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RFB_Fantrainer

I hope it is ok to embed a pic from wikipedia:

 

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The link I gave two posts above yours was discussing the fantrainer with some unique photos.

But this is a real military trainer aircraft powered by a turboshaft, we are not talking poor man's jet here anymore.

--Luc
 

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Piston Jet I has been discussed frequently over on the www.homebuiltairplanes.com forum.

Also look up the Archon ultra-light pseudo jet from Greece.

Both designers intend to sell them as kits for amateur sport fliers to assemble at home.
 
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