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New Canard Design - Oshkosh 2016
« on: May 06, 2016, 09:14:18 AM »
I was offered a spot on the team that is doing the Vacuum Infusion demo this year at Oshkosh. Talk about a learning opportunity!!!
 It will be a new canard design that should prove to be a screamer.

 All of the components will be fabricated onsite over the course of four days (Tues.-Fri.)
 This will be located in the big tent next to the Warbird Replica building.

 Itís not often that we get to see the birth of a new Canard design/kit.

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Re: New Canard Design - Oshkosh 2016
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2016, 01:42:09 PM »
What is the planned powerplant?
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Re: New Canard Design - Oshkosh 2016
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2016, 08:05:35 PM »
Jabiru diesel for starters.
Later a jet version.

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Re: New Canard Design - Oshkosh 2016
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2016, 12:03:10 PM »
Some additional information on the Vacuum Infusion demo at Oshkosh in Composites World.
http://www.compositesworld.com/news/oshkosh-fly-in-preview-multi-day-infusion-demo

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Re: New Canard Design - Oshkosh 2016
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2016, 10:33:58 AM »
Talked with the lead on this project and things are proceeding on schedule.
 Here's a pic of them milling out the bottom half of the fuselage & strakes.

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Re: New Canard Design - Oshkosh 2016
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2016, 02:00:21 PM »
I mentioned a 'new canard on the block' some time ago. The aeroplane is called the e-Go and is factory built under the new Single Seat Deregulated(SSDR) category in the UK. It is  all carbon fibre and powered by a rotary (Wankel) engine. This first aircraft is revealed on 7th June to its owner - me. It is now in serial production, and I am now running the company. It turns like a fighter! Hope we can compare notes when the new canard design is revealed at Oshkosh. We are on www.e-goaeroplanes.com. We will look to launch in the US next year. Watch this space . Best of luck. Murray44

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Re: New Canard Design - Oshkosh 2016
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2016, 07:30:32 PM »
Exciting stuff Murray!  Look forward to the continued development.

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Re: New Canard Design - Oshkosh 2016
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2016, 02:01:29 PM »
Just got some additional information via Jeff:
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Guys, this will be fully retractable and there will be two prototypes built.
One will be twin jet powered ( both engines residing in fuselage side by side much like the F-18 ) . The second will be piston powered, but not diesel( someday,maybe),with a Jabiru 3300 the likely choice.
 The FAA approved program Bob Carlton offers is not that intense and makes it pretty easy to acquire your turbine qualification.
 It will be a fast build kit offering and is single place. Build time of airframe will likely be around six weeks with diligent effort. We may consider offering staged purchasing of sub kits.

 It is exciting to finally get around to developing this as I designed this bird back in 1995, would have made quite an impact back then.

 I may treat landing gear as I did my Orion , with the ability to build as a fixed gear with shared gear leg components and leave out actuators until you (or your insurance company) are comfortable with the idea of operating a retractable undercarriage.

 Come see us at Oshkosh at the Demo, will have more info to share by then. Thanks for your interest.

 Jeff Kerlo

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Re: New Canard Design - Oshkosh 2016
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2016, 06:39:57 PM »
Who is Jeff Kerlow?

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Re: New Canard Design - Oshkosh 2016
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2016, 06:29:47 PM »
http://www.homebuiltairplanes.com/forums/hangar-flying/12798-dreamer-scam-3.html

I don't use the java required by that search engine but I found this interesting discussion with, what seems like, some knowledgeable people.






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Re: New Canard Design - Oshkosh 2016
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2016, 11:08:33 PM »
Looks more like the Berkut than a Long EZ, seems to me.  If you can get the strengths right with this new process, more power to you!

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Re: New Canard Design - Oshkosh 2016
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2016, 10:26:25 AM »
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If you can get the strengths right with this new process, more power to you!
Beagle, this is a single seat canard. As far as getting the strength right, Jeff and Russ have been at this for a very long time.
Russ was the lead for the Vacuum Infusion team that fabricated the F-22 Raptor.

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Re: New Canard Design - Oshkosh 2016
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2016, 06:05:04 PM »
So glad they are being careful.  The Berkut Molds are available for sale if they want to move into 2 seats after they are wildly successfully...

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Re: New Canard Design - Oshkosh 2016
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2016, 08:19:07 AM »
Just a reminder.....
 By the end of next week we should have completed our project at Oshkosh with the reveal occurring on Friday morning, 7/29.
 Looking forward to seeing you there.