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SCAT 1 - Scaled Composites' 85% Proof of Concept (POC) Starship

Starship 85% scale prototype at Scaled Composites in Mojave, CA

(Photo by Rick Heeb)

SCAT 1 POC Front view

(Photo by Rick Heeb)

Note the 4 blade props.

(Photo by  Rick Heeb)

SCAT 1 POC in flight

Rear view - Pure poetry

Underside view - Otherworldly

Raytheon destroying SCAT1 POC

in front of Scaled Composites at MHV.

Raytheon employee at work.

What a rotten job..

SCAT 1 POC destroyed

An aviation tragedy...

Beechcraft Starship 1

Starship Autoclave Sm.jpg (5384 bytes)

This autoclave at Raytheon was built especially for Starship curing.  It was rumored to cost over $100m and is now being used for the Premier One fuselage.

Starship Fuselage under Construction

Proud Beechcraft Parents

Probably NC-01 with NC-02 and NC-03 in the background

Beech invitation to Starship Rollout

Starship 1 Rollout - Jan 3rd, 1986

  

NC-01 High speed taxi test in Wichita.  Looks like 2 out of 3 legs are airborn!

3/20/86 Beechcrafter

Commemorative 1st flight p1

Beech invitation to Starship Rollout

Commemorative 1st flight p1

Beech invitation to Starship Rollout

Commemorative 1st flight p3

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