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giovedì 11 ottobre 2012


Curioso aereo trovato navigando nel web, l'articolo riporta:

“An amateur aircraft designer can tailor a plane to fit his or her precise requirements, no matter how outlandish. Take David Rose. Inside his hangar at Montgomery Field in San Diego, this former airline pilot is building a machine that he hopes will earn him aeronautical immortality. 

If all goes according to plan, a thunderously overpowered racing machine called RP-4 will reach a straight and level speed in excess of 528.3 mph and become the world’s fastest piston-driven plane. The 22-year-old record is held by a modified World War II—era Grumman F8F Bearcat.”

e prosegue:
"David Rose obviously built the overpowered RP-4 for speed. The experimental counter-rotating propellers, inspired by a NASA project, run at an impressive 4800 rpm. Rose can connect both propellers directly to their engines without heavy reduction gearing. The props can change pitch for maximum efficiency at any speed. "It's a drag-racer frame with skin on it to keep the wind out," says Jerry Baer, a former pilot who helped Rose build RP-4."

Cercherò sicuramente altre informazioni a riguardo, il progetto è tanto "strano" ma altrettanto interessante.

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