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The veil of secrecy has been lifted. Celera 500L is officially presented

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An unusual experimental aircraft was sighted in the United States several years ago. Later it became known that it bears the name Celera 500L and was created by the Otto Aviation Group. Soon, new data on the goals and results of the project appeared - but its developers were in no hurry to disclose official information. This happened only now, when the plane passed tests and confirmed its characteristics.


According to official data


The existence of an unusual aircraft became known in the spring of 2017, when it was noticed at one of the airfields in California. Later, clearer photographs appeared in which one could see the registration number - and this gave new information. The name of the project and its authors have become known. Soon, a patent for a similar aircraft design was discovered.

However, until recently, there were no official data on the aircraft. Just a few days ago, Otto Aviation launched its official website, focusing on the Celera 500L project. The resource is replete with loud headlines: "it will change everything", "built, flew, tested", etc. In addition, photo and video materials are provided, as well as technical characteristics, etc.


The goal of the Celera 500L project is the creation of a commercial aircraft with improved efficiency characteristics. They are achieved through a special aerodynamic design that provides laminar flow and reduces air resistance. The main solutions and technologies of the project are secured by seven patents.

The development company reports that the Celera 500L has passed flight tests to date. 31 test flights with a total duration of 35 hours were completed. The prototype confirmed the correctness of the solutions used and showed high flight and economic data.

Achievement technologies


The Celera 500L has an unusual appearance driven by aerodynamic optimization. Used fuselage in the form of an elongated ellipsoid, supplemented by a thin tail boom, with a minimum of protruding elements. Only in the tail section are protruding fairings of the air intake devices and empennage provided. A tail pusher propeller is also used, which does not in any way affect the aerodynamics of the aircraft itself.

A narrow wing of high aspect ratio was used with a minimum sweep along the leading edge and raised tips. The tail includes an elliptical stabilizer, as well as a keel and ridge with straightened edges. Used the minimum required set of rudders.


The experimental aircraft was equipped with a RED A03 water-cooled piston engine of the V12 scheme with a power of 550 hp. This engine is characterized by low weight and high power density. He can use gasoline aviation kerosene or biodiesel. Both rows of cylinders are made in the form of units with the possibility of autonomous operation to increase survivability. Engine operation is electronically controlled. Exhaust gases enter special nozzle devices, mix with atmospheric air and create additional thrust.

The aircraft received a cargo-passenger cabin with a height of approx. 1,85 m and length approx. 5 m with a total volume of 12,7 cubic meters. A business class passenger cabin with six seats and various additional equipment is offered.

Competitive advantages


As conceived by the developers, the Celera 500L aircraft in the market should push the existing "business jets" and possibly influence other areas of air transportation. This will be facilitated by the presence of a number of flight technical, operational, economic and environmental advantages - all this is due to the special appearance of the machine.

The special contours of the airframe provide a laminar flow. Research has shown that the Celera 500L has 59% less drag compared to a conventional aircraft of the same size and performance. The aerodynamic quality has been brought to 22 and significantly exceeds the performance of competing cars.

The veil of secrecy has been lifted. Celera 500L is officially presented

Features of the flow around the fuselage

The aircraft from Otto Aviation, at least, is not inferior to competitors in terms of flight characteristics. The cruising speed reaches 460 miles per hour (740 km / h), and the flight range is 4500 nautical miles (more than 8300 km). High efficiency is achieved. For "traditional" aircraft, this figure is at the level of 2-3 miles per gallon (80-120 liters per 100 km). For the Celera 500L, it goes up to 18-25 mpg (9-13 liters per 100 km).

Operating costs are reduced accordingly. The cost of a flight hour is declared at US $ 328. For competitors, this parameter can reach $ 2,1 thousand. A sharp reduction in emissions is also cited as an advantage. In this respect, the Celera 500L is 30% ahead of the ICAO and FAA forward-looking requirements for aircraft entering service after 2031.

The ergonomics of the passenger cabin is called an important advantage over competitors. It has an increased height and allows passengers to walk upright. At the same time, the same number of seats is provided as on the most common "business jets", and there is also a reserve for the installation of additional equipment.


RED A03 engine

Thus, the Celera 500L will be able to carry a small number of passengers at the same speed as other aircraft, but over long distances. At the same time, it will be possible to reduce the cost of the flight and increase convenience. Such opportunities will be useful in the business aviation field, and can also become a new word in charter flights. In some cases, the new aircraft can become a real "air taxi".

Plans for the future


To date, the development company has built and tested the first aircraft of a new type. Now it is necessary to carry out a number of new events of various kinds, according to the results of which the equipment will go into series and go into operation. All necessary work is planned to be completed by the middle of the decade.

Currently, the finalization and improvement of the design in the framework of Round A continues. In 2021, the “B” stage will begin. The finished aircraft will be presented for certification. In addition, Otto Aviation plans to find a site to build its own aircraft factory. After that, they will start accepting orders for serial equipment.


Cabin layout

For 2023-25 Phase C is scheduled for FAA certification, construction of the plant and commencement of aircraft production for customers. No later than 2025, the first Celera 500L will be handed over to customers.

The development of the next aircraft model has already begun, based on proven and proven technologies. The promising passenger Celera 1000L will be slightly larger and heavier than the existing model and due to this it will be able to carry more passengers over longer distances. The possibility of creating a modification of the aircraft with an electric power plant and an unmanned version is also being considered. However, the timing of the appearance of such projects has not yet been specified.

An aviation revolution?


Otto Aviation Group plans to enter the passenger aircraft market and recapture a significant share of it. To increase her chances of commercial success, she did not copy other people's ideas, but carried out extensive research and development work and developed a promising appearance of the aircraft with a number of advantages over existing designs.

The company's approach to the development of new technology is curious. Much of the research and development work was carried out in secrecy. The project was officially presented only after the tests of the prototype aircraft, which confirmed the calculated characteristics.


Celera 500L cab advantages

The technical novelty of the project provides significant technical and economic advantages over competitors. However, it also leads to various risks and can scare off potential customers. However, the plane successfully coped with the tests, which should influence the opinion of buyers.

According to the plans of the developer company, the Celera 500L project will go to series and operation for another 4-5 years. During this time, it is necessary to carry out a number of important activities, from fine-tuning and certification to the construction of the plant and the launch of production. In addition, the process of promoting a new development on the market has recently started. In general, Otto Aviation still has enough time to complete development, launch construction and attract customers.

What the future holds for a promising aircraft with an unusual flare is a big question. The declared characteristics are confirmed by tests and are of great interest. At the same time, concerns are raised by the high degree of novelty, as well as the lack of a production site. It is possible that the Celera 500L and derivatives of this project will eventually find their place in commercial transportation - but this will not happen until 2025. And only after that it will become clear whether there will be a revolution in air transportation.
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  1. garri-lin
    garri-lin 28 August 2020 18: 08 New
    22
    Fantastic? Judging by the declared fuel consumption is very similar to fantasy.
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather 28 August 2020 18: 37 New
      -49
      chota rzhu with this flying crap ...
      1. g1washntwn
        g1washntwn 28 August 2020 20: 22 New
        -3
        Open YouTube and watch "10 FAILED General Aviation Airplanes"
        # 2 called Lear Fan ... I alone think that Celer is just his overweight reincarnation?

        A load-bearing (is it?) Fuselage is good, but straight wings are just an air brake.
        1. Shurik70
          Shurik70 29 August 2020 22: 39 New
          +4
          Quote: g1washntwn
          It seems to me alone that Celer is just his overweight reincarnation?

          Almost any modern aircraft - fuselage, wings, engine, cockpit (s) and cargo / passenger compartment. And any successful creator of new aircraft began by studying other people's models.
          1. g1washntwn
            g1washntwn 31 August 2020 07: 31 New
            +2
            And there are only seven musical notes and sometimes they still manage not to repeat themselves. Look at the history of such "super-business jets", 10 failures are not all. And Celera will most likely follow them (unless, of course, all competitors withdraw themselves).
      2. Train
        Train 28 August 2020 21: 05 New
        -12
        Looks like a flying p-s
      3. businessv
        businessv 28 August 2020 21: 42 New
        -3
        Quote: Dead Day
        chota rzhu with this flying crap ...

        Yes, apparently Otto was fond of vimanas, so he didn't spend a lot of time developing the look! smile according to
        The Otto Aviation Group plans to enter the market ..... it did not copy other people's ideas, but carried out extensive research and development work and developed a promising appearance of the aircraft with a number of advantages over existing designs.
      4. Free wind
        Free wind 28 August 2020 22: 31 New
        13
        you can laugh as much as you like.
    2. Serg4545
      Serg4545 28 August 2020 21: 41 New
      13
      Quote: garri-lin
      Fantastic? Judging by the declared fuel consumption is very similar to fantasy.


      Yes, never a fantasy. Traditionally, BusinessJets have jet engines.
      And all the know-how that an ICE-powered propeller was installed here.
      If you add an engine with a propeller instead of jet engines to any long-flying BusinessJet, their fuel consumption will also decrease significantly.
      1. garri-lin
        garri-lin 28 August 2020 21: 57 New
        14
        Less than 1hp per kilometer of cruising speed is cool. And the expense is very small.
        1. vadim dok
          vadim dok 29 August 2020 14: 24 New
          -2
          Almost like a 1,5 ton truck.
    3. Sahalinets
      Sahalinets 29 August 2020 07: 25 New
      +5
      So they compare to business jet jets! But if you compare it with the turboprop Cessna, the difference turns out to be quite small ...
      1. garri-lin
        garri-lin 29 August 2020 08: 06 New
        22
        But it is there. Name a cessna that can fly 8000 km at a speed of over 700 km / h. The aircraft is not twice as fast as its analogues. But the gap is significant. Let's see what happens next.
        1. vVvAD
          vVvAD 29 August 2020 10: 00 New
          +6
          And what will happen next? Until the thunder breaks out, the man crosses himself.
          If they competently bring it to the market, build a plant, receive state support (for rent, not without it), then a serious market segment will be undermined. And when it comes to the revolution in long-haul passenger and transport aviation, one will suddenly recall our own developments on laminar flow flow, EKIP, for example. And they will begin to develop their own aircraft at a frantic pace on its basis ...
          1. garri-lin
            garri-lin 29 August 2020 10: 45 New
            -2
            For the civilian segment? Unlikely. If only the Chinese will lobby.
          2. lovely
            lovely 30 August 2020 03: 21 New
            +1
            We talked about the so-called. "oval plane") that there are some real developments - I have not heard.
            1. garri-lin
              garri-lin 31 August 2020 15: 22 New
              0
              EPIC was based on this concept.
              1. aleksey980
                aleksey980 4 September 2020 20: 19 New
                +1
                Not "EPIK", but "EKIP", according to the developer himself - "ECOLOGY AND PROGRESS".
                1. garri-lin
                  garri-lin 8 September 2020 22: 36 New
                  0
                  Sclerosis
        2. Serg4545
          Serg4545 29 August 2020 15: 25 New
          +3
          Quote: garri-lin
          But it is there. Name a cesna that can fly 8000 km at a speed of more than 700 km / h


          And I am confused that the maximum speed of this device is not mentioned anywhere.
          As if, after the developer company collects money from investors, not hear the following:
          Oh, you misunderstood us, 740 km / h is not a cruising speed, but a maximum one. But our device is still very beautiful! Give me more money!
          1. garri-lin
            garri-lin 29 August 2020 23: 31 New
            -1
            Investors are not fools. That they will also give it away.
        3. Katanikotael
          Katanikotael 29 August 2020 19: 57 New
          +1
          Tsesna 850, range 7400 at a maximum speed of 900. And for some reason I strongly doubt that the pepelatsa in article 700 is cruising and not maximum speed.
          1. garri-lin
            garri-lin 29 August 2020 23: 38 New
            +2
            And how many Tsesn 850 are in the ranks? 740 cruising with a propeller and economy is difficult to achieve. Or fancy or breakout. Remember EPIK did not fly badly.
        4. Dmitry V.
          Dmitry V. 31 August 2020 12: 45 New
          +2
          Quote: garri-lin
          Name a cesna that can fly 8000 km at a speed of more than 700 km / h


          Here - cesna Tu-95 - cruising speed 710 km / h - "full business"
          1. garri-lin
            garri-lin 31 August 2020 15: 21 New
            +1
            Will you calculate the total power of the engines yourself or suggest?
          2. Mikhail3
            Mikhail3 1 September 2020 09: 28 New
            0
            It can't be fuller. You have to be Gates to pay at least fuel and lubricants for this thing. True, Gates has brains ... So the market sector is too narrow.
    4. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 29 August 2020 09: 02 New
      +7
      Most of all, the speed surprised 740 km / h with a piston diesel engine
      1. garri-lin
        garri-lin 29 August 2020 09: 10 New
        +1
        The ratio of range and speed is faster.
      2. shinobi
        shinobi 29 August 2020 10: 45 New
        +4
        Normal speed. In the late 40s, almost all pistons could fly at such a speed. 750-850 km / h, their limit due to the general laws of aerodynamics for propellers does not increase the power of engines. Therefore, the era of jet aviation has come.
        1. Lontus
          Lontus 29 August 2020 12: 17 New
          +3
          Quote: shinobi
          Normal speed: In the late 40s, almost all pistons could fly at this speed.

          For the Celera 500L, this is the cruising speed.
          And for those it was the maximum speed, VERY far from cruising.
          1. shinobi
            shinobi 30 August 2020 01: 15 New
            +3
            This is their statement, which causes great doubts among the majority.
        2. Zaurbek
          Zaurbek 29 August 2020 13: 57 New
          +4
          What engine power did such aircraft have? And what is the power of the Tu95 theater? And what is the speed?
    5. tol100v
      tol100v 29 August 2020 18: 36 New
      +1
      Quote: garri-lin
      Fantastic? Judging by the declared fuel consumption is very similar to fantasy.

      A barrel with an internal combustion engine, and even a propeller? Yes, for the declared ranges? Nonsense for PR!
      1. garri-lin
        garri-lin 29 August 2020 23: 34 New
        +3
        Or delirium or breakthrough. Or wishful thinking. But very interesting.
    6. Alexander Moiseev
      Alexander Moiseev 29 August 2020 20: 36 New
      +1
      It looks like fantasy.
  2. Ded_Mazay
    Ded_Mazay 28 August 2020 18: 10 New
    -8
    What is this flying cucumber !? laughing
    And how, may I ask, according to the rules of visual flight, to fly this car with such glazing? Or all hope is for appliances and electronics?
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather 28 August 2020 19: 14 New
      -11
      landing gear in my opinion, for one landing ... but, on the "belly" ... wassat
      1. antivirus
        antivirus 28 August 2020 20: 55 New
        0
        "he will be sent, but you do not steal" everything will be fine with you, they will cease to be friends with Brazil and Canada, France - will go into the series, if not, an argument for bargaining in other spheres
      2. Avior
        Avior 28 August 2020 21: 08 New
        0
        The impression that the struts lower the plane after stopping.
        The front one is strongly folded in the hinge, and the rear wheel stands at such an angle, as if the rack should be higher in order to stand level.
        1. Insurgent
          Insurgent 29 August 2020 10: 20 New
          0
          Quote: Avior
          The impression that the struts lower the plane after stopping.
          The front one is strongly folded in the hinge, and the rear wheel stands at such an angle, as if the rack should be higher in order to stand level.

          "Crouched" for loading and unloading?
          1. Avior
            Avior 29 August 2020 10: 34 New
            0
            Something like that. Buses have
            1. Insurgent
              Insurgent 29 August 2020 10: 39 New
              +6
              Quote: Avior
              Something like that. Buses have

              The bus "crouches" to the level of the "curb" ("curb") for the convenience of boarding and disembarking passengers in wheelchairs, mothers with baby carriages ...
              Here, such a need is not traced, and besides, what prevents to make the internal ladder of the plane a dozen or two centimeters longer?

              Why fence such a garden with chassis hydraulics in the absence of a clear need, and with an obvious complication / weighting / rise in the cost of the structure?

              Riddle yes .
        2. Lontus
          Lontus 29 August 2020 12: 33 New
          +4
          Quote: Avior
          The impression that the struts lower the plane after stopping.

          I think this is a fixed low position - there are no elements for which you need to be reinsured (like underwing engines).
          The task of such a chassis design is to provide a maximum base, with an intra-fuselage arrangement.
          Since the goal of the aircraft is record range and economy, the landing gear, for maximum relief, is designed exclusively for high-quality runways.
        3. nmaxxen
          nmaxxen 29 August 2020 14: 08 New
          +6
          Quote: Avior
          The impression that the struts lower the plane after stopping.
          The front one is strongly folded in the hinge, and the rear wheel stands at such an angle, as if the rack should be higher in order to stand level.

          the video of takeoff and landing clearly shows that this is an unchanged low position of the landing gear
  3. Livonetc
    Livonetc 28 August 2020 18: 16 New
    12
    31 flights with a total duration of 35 hours.
    Let him make one flight at the declared range.
    Then it will be possible to discuss and wonder.
    1. Avior
      Avior 28 August 2020 21: 10 New
      +4
      And he didn't?
      At cruising 740 it is 11 hours.
      1. Saxahorse
        Saxahorse 28 August 2020 23: 10 New
        +3
        Quote: Avior
        At cruising 740 it is 11 hours.

        Cruising is the most embarrassing thing. With an engine of 550 hp it is not a trivial task to disperse this not thin cucumber to 740 km / h. And here, by the way, they say that this is a cruising. I don't remember piston planes with such speed in principle.
        1. garik77
          garik77 29 August 2020 01: 05 New
          +9
          I am also very much summed up about 740 km / h. If it is cruising, and the maximum then how much do they have?
          They lie like breathing.
          1. tol100v
            tol100v 29 August 2020 18: 39 New
            +1
            Quote: garik77
            They lie like breathing.

            And they lie, as they fart!
        2. Avior
          Avior 29 August 2020 09: 18 New
          +7
          Me too
          For fighters of the end of World War II, a comparable maximum was achieved with much more powerful engines.
          1. Rebe haim
            Rebe haim 29 August 2020 18: 01 New
            +5
            I could be wrong, but judging by the flow pattern around the Otto body, they achieved acceleration and concentration of flows in the plane of the pushing screw (respectively, an increase in efficiency), which, together with the use of the Meredith effect (which can be assumed from the shape of the air intakes), may well provide the declared characteristics (including the ceiling).
          2. Mikhail3
            Mikhail3 1 September 2020 09: 32 New
            0
            At the same time, the aerodynamics of these aircraft were considered on one sheet of paper with a pencil. Well, well, they planted a couple of calculators for a week. With the use of "Felix". One for two.
        3. Lontus
          Lontus 29 August 2020 13: 29 New
          +3
          Quote: Saxahorse
          With an engine of 550 hp accelerating this not thin cucumber to 740 km / h is not a trivial task. And here, by the way, they say that this is a cruising.

          I was also very surprised when I saw earlier - maybe it is in the version with 2 engines?
          .. ran infa: "patent documents describe an aircraft with two engines."
          We will wait for more specifics based on real flights.
        4. nickname7
          nickname7 29 August 2020 18: 03 New
          +1
          here, by the way, they say that it is cruising. In principle, I cannot remember piston planes with such a speed.

          It was stated that the resistance was reduced by 59%, due to which the speed could increase.
          1. Saxahorse
            Saxahorse 29 August 2020 19: 05 New
            +6
            Quote: nickname7
            It was stated that the resistance was reduced by 59%, due to which the speed could increase.

            It could, of course, but 740 km / h is the peak speed of the best piston fighters of the WWII. The fighters are pencil-thick, not every pilot will fit into the cockpit, but engines under 2 thousand hp. and more .. And here such a plump, imposing cucumber quietly claims to be at transonic speeds .. And not even at maximum, but a type of ordinary, cruising. In general, strongly, very much like a marketing exaggeration.
            1. LastPS
              LastPS 30 August 2020 01: 29 New
              +3
              HZ, after all, aviation has passed quite a significant way since the war. The combination of new technologies can produce amazing results. This aircraft does not need armor and weapons, new composites are lighter and stronger than materials of the WWII times, a unique layout scheme that makes it possible to increase the efficiency of the pushing propeller, which, by the way, is also not so simple. It looks sooooo interesting.
        5. Dmitry V.
          Dmitry V. 31 August 2020 12: 57 New
          0
          Quote: Saxahorse
          and. And here, by the way, they say that this is a cruising. In principle, I cannot remember piston planes with such a speed.


          Tu-95 830 km / h max. 710 km / h cruising speed.
          1. Saxahorse
            Saxahorse 31 August 2020 21: 58 New
            +1
            Quote: Dmitry Vladimirovich
            Tu-95 830 km / h max. 710 km / h cruising speed.

            Tu-95 is generally not piston, all four engines are turboprop.
            1. Dmitry V.
              Dmitry V. 1 September 2020 10: 45 New
              0
              Quote: Saxahorse
              Quote: Dmitry Vladimirovich
              Tu-95 830 km / h max. 710 km / h cruising speed.

              Tu-95 is generally not piston, all four engines are turboprop.

              Pardonte monsieur, did not pay attention to the "piston":
              The Hawker Sea Fury is one of the fastest single-piston aircraft in history (730-735 km / h), thanks to the Bristol Centaurus XVIII engine (switching to two rows of nine cylinders instead of two rows of seven and increasing the piston stroke).


              And fighters with Napier Saber IIB engines - (24-cylinder H-shaped) approached the 700 km / h barrier - for example Tempest "Mk.VI.


              Tempest Mk.II with "centaurus" V - 710 km / h
  4. Asad
    Asad 28 August 2020 18: 19 New
    21
    Well done, of course, first they created, tested, and only then showed! And not vice versa. Only I'm certainly not an expert at all, but such savings? !!
    1. and.safonoff
      and.safonoff 28 August 2020 18: 30 New
      +9
      Power 550, and cruising (!) Speed ​​740?
      1. garri-lin
        garri-lin 28 August 2020 18: 43 New
        +1
        The size of the air intake is confusing.
        1. Lontus
          Lontus 29 August 2020 13: 31 New
          +2
          Quote: garri-lin
          The size of the air intake is confusing.

          maybe this is a margin for two motor versions? - so as not to redo it later ..
          1. garri-lin
            garri-lin 29 August 2020 23: 26 New
            0
            I do not know. Combustion plus cooling. It seems not too much, but there is a large cross-section and this despite the fact that the aerodynamics were licked meticulously.
        2. Hog
          Hog 29 August 2020 17: 18 New
          -1
          Exhaust gases enter special nozzle devices, mix with atmospheric air and create additional thrust.

          Read the article did not try?
        3. Dmitry V.
          Dmitry V. 31 August 2020 12: 59 New
          0
          Quote: garri-lin
          Air intake size


          Liquid-cooled piston engine - Cooling radiators must receive sufficient free-flow airflow.
          1. garri-lin
            garri-lin 31 August 2020 16: 52 New
            0
            This is clear. But they still look a bit big.
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 28 August 2020 18: 22 New
    +9
    Of course, there is an opinion that a good thing should be beautiful !!!
    But, the declared characteristics may be so attractive for many !!! pepelats can "shoot" and even take off!
  6. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 28 August 2020 18: 28 New
    +2
    The main solutions and technologies of the project are secured by seven patents.
    China is already building a factory. repeat
  7. paco.soto
    paco.soto 28 August 2020 18: 28 New
    10
    [media = http: // https: //youtu.be/q3r0FklxfL4]

    I found the flight video because I was interested in the landing gear.
    1. lucul
      lucul 28 August 2020 18: 45 New
      +1
      I found the video of the flight, because I was interested in the landing gear

      The pushing screw means the landing speed must be high.
      In the video it is - high landing speed. And the chassis is flimsy - if the plane catches a "goat" during landing, the chassis may not stand it.
      1. paco.soto
        paco.soto 28 August 2020 19: 00 New
        +3
        I absolutely agree !, ya there is a meticulous old man, immediately questions arose about the chassis. Well, maybe some kind of parking sensors will put a landing one. If they have already been in the trolley for a long time as standard.
      2. irontom
        irontom 28 August 2020 19: 12 New
        +7
        Landing speed has nothing to do with the propeller, it depends on the quality of the wing in the landing configuration. Maximum limitation of the take-off and landing angle due to the possibility of touching the ground
        This fuselage shape and propeller placement really discolor the excellent aerodynamic performance.
        Flimsy landing gear is a distinctive feature of modern business jets; they do not need to land on a primer. And average passenger aircraft have not gone far from business jets, it is impossible to look at ATR 42/72 or CRJ-100/200 racks without pain. Low-profile auto tires look cooler and more solid than on these aircraft, especially on the front pillars.
        1. lucul
          lucul 28 August 2020 20: 34 New
          -5
          Landing speed has nothing to do with the propeller, it depends on the quality of the wing in the landing configuration.

          Have you heard anything about the evolutionary speed of the aircraft? )))
      3. stalki
        stalki 28 August 2020 19: 18 New
        +3
        Still wondering how it has flight stability and maneuverability in extreme weather conditions? The car is certainly interesting and deserves respect, or rather the people who worked on it. But anything new raises legitimate safety questions and a healthy dose of skepticism.
      4. Alber alber
        Alber alber 28 August 2020 23: 54 New
        0
        Yes, here any dive, when landing, will hammer this car into concrete, perhaps there is something that allows you to sharply dump the thrust and level the plane
  8. Knell wardenheart
    Knell wardenheart 28 August 2020 18: 36 New
    16
    Hats off to developers, if at least some of this is true!
  9. paco.soto
    paco.soto 28 August 2020 18: 53 New
    +9
    Wikipedia on the engine is interesting:
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/RED_A03
    He is "German" in 2009 and our 52nd flies on it!
    RED A03 installed in a Yakovlev Yak-52
    1. Bersaglieri
      Bersaglieri 28 August 2020 19: 14 New
      +2
      So popular for light aircraft.
      1. paco.soto
        paco.soto 28 August 2020 19: 30 New
        +2
        Exactly, figured out - 8 models are equipped with it.
  10. Kobris
    Kobris 28 August 2020 18: 59 New
    18
    This is not a cucumber, gentlemen, this is a new ideal. To which you need to strive.
    True, I don’t understand why the nose of the fuselage was not made transparent. The review would be improved.
    In general, developers have a credit - you need to be able to "lick" the car. Almost no protruding part. The wing is absolutely clean. The hatches are apparently additionally sealed. So, the declared fuel consumption is probably not as fantastic as it seems.
    1. tol100v
      tol100v 29 August 2020 18: 48 New
      +1
      Quote: Kobris
      , this is a new ideal.

      This is the new ideal of marketing BREDA! This "cucumber-bowl" cannot fly at a speed of 740 km / h! A-priory! There is nothing to say about the chassis and the flow around surfaces! At least grease with oil, at least remove the chassis! All the same, you get an advertising miscarriage!
      1. Farewell
        Farewell 31 August 2020 20: 10 New
        +1
        By what definition? The adopted constructive decisions, with proper implementation, just allow you to achieve good results.
  11. irontom
    irontom 28 August 2020 19: 00 New
    +3
    Aerodynamics for aerodynamics sake, a narrow niche aircraft. Alas, in addition to aerodynamic quality, there are a lot of different requirements for civil aviation.
    The creators themselves acknowledge the long road to this technology demonstrator for commercial flights.
    1. paco.soto
      paco.soto 28 August 2020 19: 12 New
      +1
      In addition to aerodynamic quality, there are a lot of different requirements for civil aviation.
      The creators themselves acknowledge the long road to this technology demonstrator to commercial flights ©
      So the creators are a microscopic enterprise. Maybe))) "beginner Ilon Mask", although they do it rather quickly in comparison ...
      Here is their website.
      https://www.ottoaviation.com/
      1. irontom
        irontom 28 August 2020 19: 20 New
        +2
        This is the point of aircraft certification for commercial flights at this time, a time-consuming and costly event. I don't want to strain my brains remembering Module 10. Aviation legislation Module 10.Aviation Legislation I studied has long since faded in the brain.
        1. paco.soto
          paco.soto 28 August 2020 19: 40 New
          0
          I agree with you. This does not concern us))) - maybe in the future we will remember this project, with the next news about its certification.
  12. Pavel57
    Pavel57 28 August 2020 19: 04 New
    +1
    Cucumber is the best form.
  13. tech3030
    tech3030 28 August 2020 19: 05 New
    +2
    The wing confuses me ...
  14. Bersaglieri
    Bersaglieri 28 August 2020 19: 13 New
    0
    Range shown without payload. With a load - 2 times less. In general, it turned out to be a funny business prop.
  15. D16
    D16 28 August 2020 19: 14 New
    0
    Investors, OU !!! laughing
  16. 7,62h54
    7,62h54 28 August 2020 19: 20 New
    +3
    In the coming years, it will be possible to see how this company will be absorbed by some giant.
  17. Alexy
    Alexy 28 August 2020 19: 37 New
    -15
    What kind of fake? Who is this article for?
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  19. acetophenon
    acetophenon 28 August 2020 20: 40 New
    +6
    I like. The plane is beautiful. And it looks comfortable. I can't fly in this class of cars lol but I would fly. good
  20. Sancho_SP
    Sancho_SP 28 August 2020 20: 48 New
    +3
    If the numbers are real and it scales to at least 40 seats, this is a real solution for regional aviation in Russia with a poor population.
    1. Quadro
      Quadro 28 August 2020 20: 52 New
      +2
      Performance characteristics without load
    2. Bersaglieri
      Bersaglieri 31 August 2020 14: 53 New
      0
      Does not scale directly, but the "square-cube" rule
  21. vladimych
    vladimych 28 August 2020 20: 58 New
    +2
    This 12 potted hippo is 13 liters. I do not believe (c)
  22. RealPilot
    RealPilot 28 August 2020 21: 45 New
    +3
    Ugly ... Well, okay. Maybe effective - indeed, licked to a shine.

    But I liked the engine! And few people paid attention to him. Twelve cylinders and sixes can work independently! That's cool!
    That is, one engine can work as two, which I like. With one screw - we will consider that as one and a half (joke, half).
    If we exclude the failure of the pushing screw, then the fault tolerance of the power plant is significantly increased. I like it very much.
    Especially if you feed the cylinders on each side from different tanks (we know that bad fuel eliminates the superiority in the safety of single-engine and twin-engine cars - both will stall from donkey urine, like one).
  23. Free wind
    Free wind 28 August 2020 22: 43 New
    +4
    In terms of fuel consumption and passengers, well, just cool, it surpasses any bus with a similar capacity.
  24. paco.soto
    paco.soto 28 August 2020 22: 48 New
    +1

    I took the time to look at their site. They are looking for investments for the project. They promise a truck with D-size pallets, and they promise the military a drone.
  25. Cristall
    Cristall 28 August 2020 23: 04 New
    +2
    Evolution for the sake of the middle class
    Struggle for price and economy / ecology
    That is, not faster and cooler (supersonic jet). And cheaper and more comfortable.
    Progress for comfort. This is also progress.
  26. Al_lexx
    Al_lexx 28 August 2020 23: 53 New
    0
    Money will decide everything, as always. That is why they did it in complete secrecy. However, I believe that if necessary, the large aircraft manufacturers will pay their lawyers and they will register their patents for something similar.
    Another question is that the business class is now striving for compact supersonic, and not economy of small cars, to which this flying bubble can be ranked. The world is constantly accelerating. Air intercity taxi, medical aid, drug dealer shuttle, etc. - quite possible. But not business class. Other businessmen have yachts like a squadron of such pimples. So whaaa ...
    So, in fifty years, unless of course we kill each other and create really economical engines, on some new principles (something electric, perhaps) and vertical take-off and landing will be incorporated in the design, then yes, it will be possible to sell these cucumbers as new runabout. In the meantime, this is nothing more than a fun startup. A certain amount will probably be made and sold, but there will be no revolution in air travel.
  27. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 29 August 2020 01: 34 New
    +3
    The business jet is even cooler.
    Fully electric. Aviation Alice.
    1. Lontus
      Lontus 29 August 2020 13: 44 New
      +2
      Quote: voyaka uh
      The business jet is even cooler.
      Fully electric. Aviation Alice.

      again Israeli propaganda spam ...
      and so everyone knows that you only love and promote your own - why once again make people laugh?
      especially since:
      1.this is from a completely different opera.
      2. the time of accumulator electric trains in aviation has not come yet.
      this project cannot compete with kerosene stoves.
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 29 August 2020 13: 48 New
        0
        1) This is the same business jet as in the article.
        Therefore, the comparison is quite appropriate.
        2) Alice already has commercial orders. There is an assembly plant.
        3) Will this project "compete with kerosene stoves"? - time will tell.
        1. Lontus
          Lontus 29 August 2020 13: 58 New
          +5
          Quote: voyaka uh
          1) This is the same business jet as in the article.
          Therefore, the comparison is quite appropriate.
          2) Alice already has commercial orders. There is an assembly plant.
          3) Will this project "compete with kerosene stoves"? - time will tell.

          Eviation Alice has not yet made a single flight, unlike the Cucumber Celera.
          And the prototype burned down.
          What are the orders?
          I myself am an electric propulsion enthusiast - but in aviation the time has not come for batteries (the energy density is an order of magnitude less), but it is time for hybrids to appear even in the mass segment.
          I am sure that Celera will be a hybrid after a while.
        2. Bersaglieri
          Bersaglieri 31 August 2020 14: 55 New
          0
          It will be able to compete if the specific capacity of batteries can be increased at least 10-15 times compared to modern ones. Not yet.
  28. beeper
    beeper 29 August 2020 04: 09 New
    +4
    I like the Selera 500L aircraft, externally, with its laminar aerodynamics and its performance characteristics! good
    Confused in the description only this
    and the flight range is 4500 nautical miles (more than 8300 km).
    ??
    Why is it suddenly a nautical mile (difficulties of a translator who is not familiar with the English system of measures and weights ??! what ), After all, this is an aircraft that flies not only over the sea, but also, mainly, over land ?!

    In the United States, land speeds and distances are measured in statute miles - 1609,34 meters!
    Moreover, the airplane speed has been correctly recalculated!
    So the maximum flight range of 4500 miles is 7242 kilometers, and NOT supposedly "more than 8300"!
    1. RealPilot
      RealPilot 29 August 2020 10: 46 New
      +6
      I would like to point out one point in the context of sea and land miles.
      You and the translator / author of the article may be right.

      You are right if the information about the spmolet is given in an overview for the layman - that is, just its flight range, from point to point, in American terms, in their miles. That is, for overland buyers.

      But in aviation, for example, speed is measured in knots. And this is a nautical mile per hour.
      When I flew the Robinson R44 helicopter, I always kept in mind that a knot is 1,85 km / h, and 100 knots is 185 km / h. It's the same with miles. No wonder we have retained the term "aeronautics" ... wink
      That is, which miles are given is a question of clarification by the author, and he indicated the sea miles. It's not a mistake.
      1. beeper
        beeper 29 August 2020 10: 53 New
        0
        hi Thanks for the answer, RealPilot! yes
        But in this case, the speed is just recalculated in statute miles 460x1,609 ~ 740 km / h (in nautical miles it would have turned out to be completely unrealistic 852 km / h !!!) and in other early articles on the same related Reporter.Ru, the flight range of the Celera500L is also correctly given in statute miles - "more than 7200 km"!
    2. The eye of the crying
      The eye of the crying 30 August 2020 13: 16 New
      0
      Quote: pishchak
      Why is it suddenly a nautical mile (difficulties of a translator, not familiar with the English system of measures and weights ??! What),


      So in the source - nautical miles.
  29. Monar
    Monar 29 August 2020 05: 31 New
    -1
    Exhaust gases enter special nozzle devices, mix with atmospheric air and create additional thrust.

    Does the piston engine exhaust create additional thrust? AND! Now I understand why the back of the passenger cars is out of date. Only now they have not guessed to mix with atmospheric air.
    1. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 29 August 2020 06: 27 New
      +6
      Quote: Monar
      Does the piston engine exhaust create additional thrust? AND

      Creates, really. Jet exhaust pipes have been used since WWII. Slightly increased traction. On fighters, for every extra km / hour, a fight went on. But the speeds reached on engines of 2000 l / s and more are comparable. With this "pig". Well, I don’t know ... It’s more like a startup with an advertising company, with the goal of going to an IPO and raising money, or finding rich sponsors.
      1. Monar
        Monar 29 August 2020 08: 42 New
        0
        Slightly increased traction.
        This is how much?
        Well, see for yourself. F1 engines. Up to 1k horses with a volume of 1.6 liters. Can you imagine what is the speed of the outflowing gases? But no one bothers with jet thrust. Although they fight for every km / h.
        1. Al_lexx
          Al_lexx 29 August 2020 08: 52 New
          0
          Quote: Monar
          Well, see for yourself. F1 engines. Up to 1k horses with a volume of 1.6 liters. Can you imagine what is the speed of the outflowing gases? But no one bothers with jet thrust. Although they fight for every km / h.

          There, the regulations for the design are very strict. And the additional thrust from the exhaust is permanent, without any problems. To understand this, it is enough to put your hand to the exhaust of something racing (without a jammer). The pressure is more than noticeable there. Another question is that as a percentage of the thrust of the engine itself, these are mere pennies.
          1. Mountain shooter
            Mountain shooter 29 August 2020 09: 33 New
            +3
            Quote: Al_lexx
            The pressure is more than noticeable there. Another question is that as a percentage of the thrust of the engine itself, these are mere pennies

            Of course a penny ... who can argue. No more than 10%. But this is a PLUS 10% wink
            1. Monar
              Monar 29 August 2020 09: 55 New
              0
              Not more than 10%
              Where are the numbers from?
              1. Mountain shooter
                Mountain shooter 29 August 2020 09: 59 New
                +1
                Quote: Monar
                Where are the numbers from?

                Yes, open the Internet "jet exhaust pipes" ... There are books and patents ...
              2. Al_lexx
                Al_lexx 29 August 2020 19: 58 New
                0
                Quote: Monar
                Where are the numbers from?

                It's not about specific numbers. In his youth, he was seriously engaged in aircraft modeling. Incl. and he developed and made engines himself. In two-stroke engines, the intake and exhaust systems are almost half the power. We measured the speed for models with an engine, with a side release and with an engine, with a backward release. All other things being equal, the latter gave an increase of just about 10% of the speed. Even when they prepared a champion card for one kid, they also made it according to the "model aircraft". At least a couple of km / h. but through targeted release we have achieved. True, the release was upward and the gain was in terms of additional pressure on the rear wheels. A bit, but the grip was better. And spoilers in that class were prohibited.
                Again I will repeat myself. The point is not in specific numbers, but in what they are.
            2. Al_lexx
              Al_lexx 29 August 2020 20: 00 New
              0
              Quote: Mountain Shooter
              Of course a penny ... who can argue. No more than 10%. But this is a PLUS 10%

              What am I talking about? winked
        2. AlexTss
          AlexTss 29 August 2020 10: 12 New
          +1
          In F1, at one time there was a ban on the use of jet thrust from an internal combustion engine (exhaust pipes were installed strictly vertically), then they used the exhaust gas flow to accelerate the air in the rear diffuser, then let the exhaust go under the rear wing, increasing the downforce.
          Now the exhaust turns the turbine, and accordingly leaves all the energy there, and when it is not enough, the turbine is still twisted by an electric motor ... hi
          1. Aviator_
            Aviator_ 29 August 2020 16: 52 New
            0
            then they let the exhaust go under the rear wing, increasing the downforce.

            Explain to me what you mean by this - "downforce"
            1. AlexTss
              AlexTss 29 August 2020 22: 28 New
              0
              Explain to me what you mean by this - "downforce"
              https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9F%D1%80%D0%B8%D0%B6%D0%B8%D0%BC%D0%BD%D0%B0%D1%8F_%D1%81%D0%B8%D0%BB%D0%B0_(%D0%B0%D1%8D%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B4%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%B0%D0%BC%D0%B8%D0%BA%D0%B0)
              1. Aviator_
                Aviator_ 30 August 2020 07: 37 New
                -1
                It is very original to apply the concept used for a car moving on a road to an airplane flying at a considerable height. In short, you are very wrong.
                1. AlexTss
                  AlexTss 30 August 2020 11: 00 New
                  +3
                  It is very original to apply the concept used for a car moving on a road to an airplane flying at a considerable height. In short, you are very wrong.

                  In short, the forces and moments arising from the interaction of an object with an incoming air stream are absolutely independent of the name of this object. request
                  The same forces act on a car moving at a speed of 300 km / h as on an airplane.
                  The difference lies in the fact that aircraft designers seek to lift the plane into the air, and the car is pressed to the ground.
                  Yes, there are nuances when interacting with the underlying surface, for a car they are constant, for an airplane at the time of a flight / landing, but in general, both of them obey the laws of aerodynamics, albeit with different results. hi
                  In general, if you take the trouble to read the previous comments, you will probably notice that it was originally about the increase in speed due to the jet stream of exhaust gases from the engine.
                  PS
                  I suggest not to start "aerodynamic" discussions, because the memory is no longer the same, and there is neither time nor desire to delve into the textbooks of college youth request
                  Regards, Alexey hi
                  1. Aviator_
                    Aviator_ 30 August 2020 13: 33 New
                    0
                    Alexey, the speed gain from the piston engine exhaust is negligible. Even in theaters, for design reasons, the exhaust is often made to the side, and not back. As for the car, a treadmill is extremely necessary to simulate its movement on the ground in a wind tunnel, since the current in the clearance determines the position of the front stagnation point. And in your comment I was amused by the invention of a new term, nothing more.
                    Best regards, Sergei hi
          2. Saxahorse
            Saxahorse 29 August 2020 19: 14 New
            0
            Quote: AlexTss
            In F1, at one time there was a ban on the use of jet thrust from an internal combustion engine (exhaust pipes were installed strictly vertically)

            As far as I understand, it was about pulling dviguns in front. For a push screw, what difference does it make where the exhaust is directed? The wing and other control surfaces are obviously ahead. Impact is zero.
            1. AlexTss
              AlexTss 29 August 2020 22: 29 New
              +1
              As far as I understand, it was about pulling dviguns in front. For a push screw, what difference does it make where the exhaust is directed? The wing and other control surfaces are obviously ahead. Impact is zero.

              It was about Formula 1 cars.
        3. Bersaglieri
          Bersaglieri 31 August 2020 14: 56 New
          +1
          In F1, no deviations from the classic scheme are allowed.
  30. APASUS
    APASUS 29 August 2020 07: 53 New
    0
    A very strange destination. Those who buy their own planes are not particularly worried about the fuel consumption of the aircraft, they have time - money!
    1. nickname7
      nickname7 29 August 2020 18: 25 New
      +1
      Those who buy their own private jets are not particularly worried about the fuel consumption of the aircraft.

      Not everyone buys, just as, for example, it is not necessary to buy a tram for travel.
      1. Al_lexx
        Al_lexx 29 August 2020 20: 01 New
        0
        Quote: nickname7
        Not everyone buys, just as, for example, it is not necessary to buy a tram for travel.

        This is the first time I hear about business class trams .. lol
        1. nickname7
          nickname7 30 August 2020 11: 27 New
          0
          Why crap in content, if you can use someone else's, for a small fee?
      2. APASUS
        APASUS 29 August 2020 20: 04 New
        0
        Quote: nickname7
        Those who buy their own private jets are not particularly worried about the fuel consumption of the aircraft.

        Not everyone buys, just as, for example, it is not necessary to buy a tram for travel.

        Well, yes, homeless people rent, for flights between garbage dumps!
  31. Aleksandr1971
    Aleksandr1971 29 August 2020 08: 25 New
    -2
    We can be glad for the Americans and wish them success in developing and implementing this technique. It is a pity that our aircraft industry is in complete ass. Only stupid Superjets are forced to buy Russian semi-state airlines under duress. The same unnecessary MC-21 is on the way. Our aircraft industry is a cut of budgetary funds and a continuous almshouse, the purpose of which is to provide work to a mass of poorly qualified workers. More people work in the Russian aircraft industry than in the US aircraft industry. When will we have civil aircraft that are advanced and in demand on international markets?
  32. Narak-zempo
    Narak-zempo 29 August 2020 08: 48 New
    +2
    The figures are somehow implausible.
    740 km / h is close to the world records for piston aircraft. Which were achieved by the limiting forcing of such rather large engines like Rolls-Royce Griffon, specially selected fuel mixtures. And then there are only 550 horses - and this figure is due to pure aerodynamics? Hard to believe.
    And then another moment: for piston machines, the cruising speed was always much lower than the maximum. Even at the end of WWII, when the speed of the fighters exceeded 700, the cruising speed was 280-290. It is elementary due to the fact that the frontal resistance grows in proportion to the cube of the speed, plus the non-optimal combustion of the mixture at maximum modes.
  33. _Ugene_
    _Ugene_ 29 August 2020 09: 03 New
    +2
    I wonder how it will plan in case of engine failure
    1. AlexTss
      AlexTss 29 August 2020 10: 17 New
      +3
      With a declared quality of 22 - planning will be gorgeous yes
  34. Glebovich
    Glebovich 29 August 2020 09: 33 New
    0
    To reduce gasoline consumption, chemical can be injected. purified water, thus reducing the operating temperature, and this saves weight on the cooling system. Maybe this engine is organized, but the development is still silent.
  35. Alexander Schumacher
    Alexander Schumacher 29 August 2020 09: 51 New
    0
    if everything is so in terms of consumption and, most importantly, reliability !!! and these are weather conditions. that's great !!! praise for such work.
  36. Freedim
    Freedim 29 August 2020 09: 53 New
    -4
    Patents, you say? .. nude nude ..
  37. Alexey Gushchin
    Alexey Gushchin 29 August 2020 10: 18 New
    -5
    An airplane for 6 people ... The most useless transport.
  38. shinobi
    shinobi 29 August 2020 10: 58 New
    0
    I wonder what the salt of the patents is. This aerodynamic shape has been used for a long time and successfully. 100 years at least. Take any Boeing. This cucumber looks like this because it is not designed for a large payload, they will begin to increase it and by magic, the body will stretch out and become similar to In the future, they will put a multi-fuel gas turbine on it. In terms of efficiency, they will not be much more voracious, but easier to operate and more powerful. In general, I am confused by the declared ratio of power to speed. Someone is clearly lying.
  39. Lontus
    Lontus 29 August 2020 12: 04 New
    +1
    Flight altitude is not specified.
    Previously announced up to 65 feet (000 km)
    which is extremely high for a passenger plane.
    Probably this characteristic is associated with its highest efficiency.
    1. Lontus
      Lontus 29 August 2020 12: 06 New
      +4
      I have been following the development of this project for a long time.
      I hope many aspects of this concept will be taken over by other manufacturers, including Russian ones.

      1. Uncompromisingly streamlined shape - the primacy of ideal aerodynamics, all other technical solutions are adjusted for this.
      2.No portholes - allows to lighten and strengthen the structure.
      It also allows you to freely arrange the internal volumes - there is no need to place passengers next to the outer skin. ...
      Accordingly, this will make it possible to make the load-bearing elements and outer walls optimal (often curvilinear) in terms of weight and aerodynamics, and the surfaces of the passenger compartment to be comfortable and habitually straight.
    2. Oleg Bykov
      Oleg Bykov 2 September 2020 11: 07 New
      0
      Will the specified engine pull 65 feet? Not to mention the rest of life support
      1. Lontus
        Lontus 2 September 2020 12: 00 New
        +2
        Quote: Oleg Bykov
        Will the specified engine pull 65 feet? Not to mention the rest of life support


        That's why I wrote that "earlier", that is, now it is silent.
        and "announced", that is, not confirmed.
        and "extremely much," that is, suspicious.
        Quote: Lontus
        Previously announced up to 65 feet (000 km)
        which is extremely high for a passenger plane


        Now there is no official data on the ceiling.
        And this is very interesting and very important.
  40. pereselenec
    pereselenec 29 August 2020 12: 05 New
    -6
    I wonder if we have analogues?
  41. Private-K
    Private-K 29 August 2020 12: 56 New
    -5
    If inside this plane there is another fight of Tom Cruise performing an impossible mission, and then he flies off to another hemisphere on it without refueling, the company will get rich. hi
  42. Aleks2000
    Aleks2000 29 August 2020 13: 06 New
    -2
    We must again prepare the trampoline, alas.

    Despite the fact that there are a lot of people and civil, private, personal aviation in JSA, the emergence of this or a similar model is a matter of a short time.
    Slightly lower speed, but awesome efficiency. due to streamlining and new engines. That and look at the electric transmission.

    All aviation should stock up on trampolines, alas ...
  43. Alexander Barinov
    Alexander Barinov 29 August 2020 14: 27 New
    0
    A similar arrangement of the engine, if I am not mistaken, 75 years ago was used by the Germans on one of their experimental fighters ...
  44. Putnik119
    Putnik119 29 August 2020 15: 31 New
    0
    Especially pleased with the fuel economy. As in a joke: a man bought a limousine with a gold toilet, but does not drive it. "Why don't you ride?" - they ask him. "He eats a lot of gasoline" answers.
  45. Aviator_
    Aviator_ 29 August 2020 16: 49 New
    +3
    31 test flights with a total duration of 35 hours were completed.

    And at the same time, the range of 8300 km is confirmed? Stanislavsky is immediately remembered.
  46. Andrey Stavropolsky
    Andrey Stavropolsky 29 August 2020 18: 36 New
    0
    Against the backdrop of climate change, such aircraft could capture the entire air travel market. The only question is international law.
  47. Pavel57
    Pavel57 29 August 2020 18: 50 New
    0
    The novelty is relative. According to a similar scheme, the DS-8 (the first with such an index) was designed based on the concept of the XB-42 bomber.
    1. aristok
      aristok 30 August 2020 12: 41 New
      +2
      Quote: Pavel57
      The novelty is relative. According to a similar scheme, the DS-8 (the first with such an index) was designed based on the concept of the XB-42 bomber.

      I partially agree.
      But the Douglas DC-8 (piston aircraft) was only in the project - it was not in the metal.


      but the Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster was made in 2 copies and really showed high performance due to good aerodynamics and even set records, but the project was paused pending the results of the development of jet aircraft, and then finally stopped.




      The novelty of the Celera 500L is in a successful attempt to bring the idea of ​​improved aerodynamics and maximum lightening to the absolute ideal in a real-life aircraft.

      It flies in contrast to other interesting and promising concepts too !!
      If the calculated characteristics are confirmed in practice, it will be a revolutionary breakthrough in an area where it would seem that they have reached the natural limit, which was confirmed by the similarity of all passenger airliners to each other.
  48. MVTUshnik
    MVTUshnik 30 August 2020 00: 07 New
    +2
    An aircraft with such a narrow wing has a VERY small center of gravity, so walking around the cabin is VERY problematic, especially for a small aircraft.
    Interesting solution with independent motor blocks.
    1. Titus_2
      Titus_2 30 August 2020 07: 53 New
      +1
      I waited for an interesting thought, but I still have questions in addition to yours. What kind of takeoff should this cucumber have with such an engine and wings, and I also believe that you can use it only in calm weather, because larger planes almost blow off, and a cucumber has even less chances.
  49. Russian2020
    Russian2020 30 August 2020 08: 29 New
    0
    No windows, no doors, the room is full of mu .....
  50. Russian2020
    Russian2020 30 August 2020 08: 31 New
    0
    Well, a freak only Musk could teach such a barrel to fly