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Unread post by Trevorn » Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:27 pm

Who remembers this aircraft?
It was on this day in 1984 it made its first flight.

It now hangs in the Smithsonian still with the scrapped wing tips it suffered on its take off roll for its round the world flight.

I read about it in the news paper at the time, then when I saw it in the Smithsonian I immediately knew why the wing tips were scraped.
https://airandspace.si.edu/collection-o ... 9880548000
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Re: Rutan Voyger

Unread post by Whirly » Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:39 pm

Scrapped or scraped? :?

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Re: Rutan Voyger

Unread post by Trevorn » Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:46 pm

Whirly wrote:
Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:39 pm
Scrapped or scraped? :?

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Scraped :lol:
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Re: Rutan Voyger

Unread post by Bearcat » Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:53 pm

Trevorn wrote:
Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:46 pm
Whirly wrote:
Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:39 pm
Scrapped or scraped? :?

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Scraped :lol:
As it never flew again .. I think its both scraped and scrapped :)
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Re: Rutan Voyger

Unread post by Volo » Thu Jun 23, 2022 1:01 pm

Haha - Thats so funny !- Who remembers ?- sorry but I am not being rude just reflecting on the fact that for me it seems like a year or two ago . I must be getting old !!
I did see the Aircraft at Oshkosh in the museum and marveled at the fact that they livid in that tube for a week .
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Unread post by Whirly » Thu Jun 23, 2022 1:05 pm

Volo wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 1:01 pm
Haha - Thats so funny !- Who remembers ?- sorry but I am not being rude just reflecting on the fact that for me it seems like a year or two ago . I must be getting old !!
I did see the Aircraft at Oshkosh in the museum and marveled at the fact that they livid in that tube for a week .
Probably Jenna that was livid all the time! :twisted:

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Re: Rutan Voyger

Unread post by propstrap » Thu Jun 23, 2022 2:26 pm

A while ago I read that the Bose noise cancelling headset, so widely used today, was first used on the Voyager's flight - to be precise, it's prototypes. It was expected that the pilots would lose approzimately a third of their hearing due to the high noise levels in the aircraft if not for the headsets.

Here is the article:
https://boseaviation-emea.aero/media/pd ... nglish.pdf

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