Rutan Defiant

Rutan Defiant

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This is a really unique GA aircraft, and I am requesting it because I spotted one today at my home airport, originally thinking it was some sort of drone. The aircraft is experimental and is one of 12 currently registered with the FAA. It has two engines in a push and pull configuration. Wikipedia article

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Holy crap what is this?!

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Wow! This would be nice in infinite flight! Does it fly alright?

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It flies, but it is a little shaky in the wind.

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Wow, that is a one of a kind.

Is it me, or does that cockpit look like it’s been opened sideways?

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It looks similar to that prop that flew around the world

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Yes it is. Some other (less rare) planes have it too. Mostly GA and training aircraft.

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It’s because they have the same designers. ;)

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Wow! That’s pretty cool.

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