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Re: A new Avro Arrow (or Super Arrow) instead of the F-35 (Merged thread)
« Reply #250 on: December 16, 2015, 21:17:11 »
Looking at the wooden frame, I think I know what they're using for propulsion.

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Re: A new Avro Arrow (or Super Arrow) instead of the F-35 (Merged thread)
« Reply #251 on: December 17, 2015, 13:45:55 »
Looking at the wooden frame, I think I know what they're using for propulsion.




Meets the twin engine requirement.   :nod:

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Re: A new Avro Arrow (or Super Arrow) instead of the F-35 (Merged thread)
« Reply #252 on: December 17, 2015, 16:12:22 »



Meets the twin engine requirement.   :nod:

Journeyman, you could have at least mirror-flipped the image on the long axis to provide appropriate centre-line symmetry...

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Re: A new Avro Arrow (or Super Arrow) instead of the F-35 (Merged thread)
« Reply #253 on: December 17, 2015, 20:11:29 »
To e honest, this group has a better chance of getting an Arrow (replica) flying than the "Super Arrow" does of ever seeing a hangar or a runway.

I will note that they've got wooden mock-ups, but the main wing-spars are actually Carbon Fiber.  They posted a video of them laying one up and vacuum sealing it to get the bubbles out.

They've got over $150k in the bank (according to one of their statements) have plans to buy a hangar, have $100,000 set aside for that and have a grant application in for fund matching.

It appears not to be a fly-by-night group, rather, they seem fairly well organized, funded, and their estimate is that they have 40% of the airframe done.



*Edit to add*  They also did structural testing of their wing spar design last year, and the loading was for 5000 lbs, the spar broke at 9,000 lbs.  Almost a 2X factor.

Neat.
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Re: A new Avro Arrow (or Super Arrow) instead of the F-35 (Merged thread)
« Reply #254 on: December 17, 2015, 22:41:03 »
Generally, in aviation, you shoot for a 4x factor...

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Re: A new Avro Arrow (or Super Arrow) instead of the F-35 (Merged thread)
« Reply #255 on: December 18, 2015, 12:45:00 »
Ok, and see, I learned! 

I hope they did too!

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