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Raven is a one-of-a-kind aircraft developed for ex-Navy fighter pilot and
aerobatic competitor, Wayne Handley.
The two-seat, mid-wing aerobat was designed and configured for
EXTREME aerobatics and is powered by a 330HP Lycoming.
Handley participated in many airshows and is a three-time
California Unlimited Aerobatic Champion title holder.
He also held the World Record in inverted spins for a number of
(never-ending) quest for more power centered on a P & W turboprop with
750 shaft horsepower. It was
obvious that the original airframe would not be up to the stress imposed
by this powerplant, a new aircraft HAD to follow.
ENTER, THE TURBO
First flown in March 1998, the racy "ORACLE" Turbo Raven,
with its long nose and rather unusual (but none the less functional)
wingtips, and a HUGE rudder with the same tip treatment has proved to be a
real eye-opener for both the general public AND the aviation community.
beautiful lines and excellent areobatic capabilities promted us to make
this aircraft available using CAD/CAM, in 1:3 scale using full
fiberglass/carbon fiber (FG/CF) techniques.
The fuselage is layed up as a Herex-sandwich with Aramid (Kevlar)
reinforcement in critical areas. The
ailerons are installed using the "elastic-flap" system, and the
FG horizontal tailplane is removable.
with engines starting at 60cc's (3.7 cu. in.) or a TURBOPROP(Yes, there is such a thing!!), our Turbo Raven ushers
in a new dimension in powered aerobatics!
|Kevlar-Carbon sandwich fuselage Two-piece, plug in FG wing with 35mm aluminium joiner tube Removable (two-part) horizontal tailplane utilizing a 16mm carbon-fiber joiner rod All servo mounts built in All control surfaces are built in using the "elastic-flap" system FG canopy frame CF reinforced main gear Transparent canopy Wheel spats CF tailwheel assembly CF spinner|
|Wing Span:||99 in.||Accesories:|
|Length:||85 in.||ORACLE Grafics package|
3.7 cu. in. (or TurboProp)