African Skyhawk for Space Research (31 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       7 Dec 2011       7888       24 GALLERY VIEW

This aircraft is the first project manufactured by folks from the African Space Research Program. It’s called African Skyhawk and, according to those who made it, it is the first African made aircraft. The shuttle is designed to hold two pilots inside.

 

The specs are as follows:

Estimated Max Weight: 620 kg (1.367 pounds)

Estimated Takeoff weight: 1000 kg (2.204 pounds)

Estimated Cruise Speed: 320 km/h+ (200 mph+)

Maximum Cruise Distance: 3100 km (1.9 miles)

Maximum Cruise Altitude: 25000 ft+ (7.6 km+)

Purpose: Astronomical Research

Fuel Type: 100LL Jet fuel Safety

Features: Manual Eject system, and sea landing

Wing Specifics: Span (31 ft or 9 m), Cord (3.5 ft or 1 m)

Estimated Takeoff speed: 120 km/h (75 mph)


Credits:  ugandanway.com


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EmmetB 9 year s ago
Dont tell me they think its gonna realy fly...
       
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Enter your name 9 year s ago
monkeys trying to fly
       
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Enter your name 9 year s ago
how can we help?
       
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Rivas 9 year s ago
Racist fucktards.
       
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orendadude 9 year s ago
At the risk of sounding like a "racist fucktard" (lol what a stupid word) I have to say it feels good knowing that the world pumps in billions of dollars every year into humanitarian aid for Africa to prevent starvation, spread of aids and other human sufferings only to have some of it spent on model airplane kits. I can only surmise that this "toy" is a glider? It has no engine, the wing configuration on top is way off. It's that curve on the top that gives aircraft lift. Wooden ribs instead of aluminum, steel tubing instead of titanium and no riveting makes it highly unlikely that this is more than a make work program. I only say this from observation, not racism, you fucking peon.
       
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Sizomu 9 year s ago
@ Orendadude, did the wright-brothers use/have all those metals? U still a buster to me.... And one behave of all Africans.... Thank u for your inflation and worthless money. Thank u for you stupid HIV/aids analysis & tests. Thank u for you "help" of sending guns and stealing our land. Really thank u very much. Haters gonna hate
       
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orendadude 9 year s ago
Ok, I am truly sorry if things are not working out. I am the first to admit I don't know everything. You are also correct when you say "haters gonna hate" I respect your right to be a hater and wish you well in the future.
       
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Sizomu 9 year s ago
+1
       
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the dude 9 year s ago
Gee, I never realized you were an aeronautical engineer on top of being a fucking retarded piece of shit waste of life...why dont you go stick your dick in a tree knot, I'm sure as a Canadian, you're probably great at that...yeah, motherfucker, its me again
       
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orendadude 9 year s ago
OH, hi honey. Nice to hear from you again. How was your day?
       
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none 9 year s ago
Fiberglass for lightweight and steel frame for heavyweight. And those wings... Brick has better aerodynamics then this thing.
       
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Fenrisulven 9 year s ago
That thing looks very heavy to me. I think the wings are no wide enough for that weight, and perhaps not the right shape to generate necessary lift. Astronomical research... How are they supposed to survive in high altitude?? Where is the engine?
Never underestimate the power of large crowds, of stupid people.
       
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Sizomu 9 year s ago
Haters Gonna HATE
       
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Sizomu 9 year s ago
Nobody is born with the blueprints of and F-18/Airbus 380. let this people try. maybe in a few years they will have the knowledge/experience to make a real commercial product.
       
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Haikiri 9 year s ago
#7 It cannot fly. Wrong shape for wings. The up side should be shorter so the air makes less preasure when passing.
       
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me007 9 year s ago
What goes up must comes down... hopefully they figured that part out...
       
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GOODSTUFF4U 9 year s ago
learn to fly the friendly skies
       
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greenthumb 9 year s ago
another movie plot for hollywood, like the jamaicans with the bob sled and the first grader .
       
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Mr. Ree 9 year s ago
I think it's amazing that these Africans have invented something like this since, as a race, they just discovered fire last Tuesday. Wait until next month when they invent some crazy machine that can add and subtract numbers! (But first, they will have to invent themselves some numbers...)
       
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Mr. Ree 9 year s ago
the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnQlekVUx9s
       
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lolzz 9 year s ago
over my dead body.. What? Even my dead body wouldn't want to fly in that!
       
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ptpie 9 year s ago
got ejectors
       
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zugzub 9 year s ago
Quote: Sizomu
did the wright-brothers use/have all those metals?


The Wright brothers were not shooting for 25,000 feet in altitude either.
       
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Mr. Ree 9 year s ago
If the niggers wanted to fly, go to Alabama and some white guys would be happy to string them up to some tree limbs and 'fly'...
       
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