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Gerarddm
11-13-2015, 11:16 PM
... who have discretionary income:

http://techcrunch.com/2015/11/12/meet-valkyrie-a-super-sleek-aircraft-taking-on-the-private-plane-industry/?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000591#.x9vbfvp:WE5U

TMny
11-13-2015, 11:27 PM
Nice bird.
at first was put off by the evident weakness imposed by huge canopy ... but i guess the pusher/canard really only requires structural strength between the main wing and engine.

Dave Hadfield
11-14-2015, 05:38 AM
It won't be a success due to the price, if nothing else.

You can get a King Air for less, with new paint and interior.
http://www.controller.com/listingsdetail/aircraft-for-sale/BEECHCRAFT-KING-AIR-A100/1979-BEECHCRAFT-KING-AIR-A100/1327923.htm

Dave

Dannybb55
11-14-2015, 08:49 AM
The add copy is pure fluff. It cant stall? How do you land it then? A modern BV 141 would be more fun, or a four place Dornier 335 configuration.

birlinn
11-14-2015, 09:22 AM
A Valkyrie?
A bit different to the UK's Valkyrie of 1011- Google 1911 Valkyrie aircraft for pix.
Another canard monoplane- somewhere Google has a pic of my flying model.
Very smooth- shame Burt Rutan doesn't get a mention!

Reynard38
11-14-2015, 10:02 AM
Should be pretty fuel efficient. True you can get a King Air for less, but then you have to maintain and fuel the King Air.
2 Turbine engines, annuals, hot sections etc.
Having run a corporate flight dept. I can tell you the purchase price is a very small consideration when buying an aircraft.

Its not hard to drop 3/4 million on a Cirrus, and they seem to be selling pretty well.

David W Pratt
11-14-2015, 12:31 PM
Ad copy makes it sound like it has an engine with one piston

ahp
11-14-2015, 08:35 PM
There is a pusher canard, the Velocity, built in Florida that is a slick looking four place AC. You can buy it as a kit or they will complete it for you.. There is a choice of one or two reciprocating engines, and I think it costs a lot less than that beastie.

Old Dryfoot
11-14-2015, 10:58 PM
Speed costs. I think, in a canard pusher, I like the Velocity more.

I like the Icon A5 even more.