UL-39 Albi EU ultralight category ducted fan replica of L-39 Albatross

Discussion in 'Home Builders and Sport Pilots' started by Stan Cooper, May 25, 2019.

  1. Stan Cooper

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    I first heard about this ducted fan "jet" six or seven years ago. It was being developed by students and faculty at Czech Technical University in Prague. It has been a long gestation period and still isn't ready for production, but it first flew in 2016 and made a big splash at AERO that year.

    It's a pretty cool concept, and I hope it gets into production.

     
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    Very cool.
     
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    Neat! Sounds like a giant rc ducted-fan plane (which sounds like a hair dryer) :)
     
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    They're doing so much cool stuff with aviation in Eastern Europe.
     
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    My thoughts exactly
     
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    Awesome first post.

    Welcome aboard.
     
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    472 kg=1040 lb. Light Sport (except the gear)

    I WANT ONE!

    Cheers
     
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    I suspect a jet powered L-39 Albatross could be had for less coin...
     
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    Probably true, but it's an apples to oranges comparison. The Albi's performance doesn't come close to the L-39's, but the Albi's operating costs don't come close to the L-39's either.
     
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    $225K to go 140 kts and only 2 seats. Not something I’d be interested in. I’d take it over an Icon though.