Schapel Aircraft (Rodney Schapel) Projects

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Hi,

this company designed many twin boom aircraft projects,such as
S-525 Super Swat,S-981 Swat and S-1275 Finesse,here is
the S-525;

http://www.flightglobal.com/PDFArchive/View/1979/1979%20-%200649.html
 

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this company designed many twin boom aircraft projects

This company also designed and built a nice single-seat flying wing experimental aircraft powered by a 180hp supercharged Mazda rotary engine. The SA-82 was flight-tested in 1984 and now preserved by the Planes of Fame Museum, Chino, Nevada.
 

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This company also designed and built a nice single-seat flying wing experimental aircraft powered by a 180hp supercharged Mazda rotary engine. The SA-82 was flight-tested in 1984 and now preserved by the Planes of Fame Museum, Chino, Nevada.


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i have to say this looks extremely Horten-esque,

cheers,
Robin.
 

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Hi,

here is the Schapel S-1275 Finesse and Thunderbolt aircraft projects.

http://www.flightglobal.com/PDFArchive/View/1982/1982%20-%200968.html
 

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The data I have:
* S-525
Air Enthusiast Aug.1982: details
Jane's all the World Aircraft 1979-80 page 438 & 1980-81 page 433: 3-views
* SA-981
Air Enthusiast Aug.1982: 3-view
Fana de l'Aviation #217 page 40: profile
* S-1275
Jane's all the World Aircraft 1982-83 page 481: model photograph
Die schnellsten Propellerflugzeuge der welt page 119: drawing
 

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Retrofit said:
this company designed many twin boom aircraft projects

This company also designed and built a nice single-seat flying wing experimental aircraft powered by a 180hp supercharged Mazda rotary engine. The SA-82 was flight-tested in 1984 and now preserved by the Planes of Fame Museum, Chino, Nevada.

Did it fly? Is there some documentation / accounts about this? It was an overweight and overbuilt prototype. It can be seen as a Horten tribute.
 

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Schapel SA-882 ex-N882SA -- details: http://www.twitt.org/schapel.htm
 

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Hi,


here is the Schapel SA-981 attack aircraft and S-1275 sporting aircraft projects.
 

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Retrofit said:
this company designed many twin boom aircraft projects

This company also designed and built a nice single-seat flying wing experimental aircraft powered by a 180hp supercharged Mazda rotary engine. The SA-82 was flight-tested in 1984 and now preserved by the Planes of Fame Museum, Chino, Nevada.
Nevada? Last I heard, it was in California, just east of Pomona.
 

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Hi,


here is the Schapel SA-981 attack aircraft project drawing.
 

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I suppose this topic could be merged with http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,3363.0 and renamed as "Schapel projects".
The company only had seven known designs, only one of which actually got built (the S-882 flying wing).
 

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Thanks for the merge. Here is a previously unposted project, the Mini-Swat:
 

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Hi,

here is anther little known Project to Schapel,it was S-185,a single seat attack aircraft,
developed from SA-882,all details are here;

JAWA 1986/1987
 

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From JAW 1979 & 1985.
 

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Some more info on Schapel Aircraft, taken from Air International August 1982 issue
 

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Amazing article,

specially the first Project S-4 Super Swat.
 

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From Le Fana 217, the SA-981.
 

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