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The Mysterious And Potentially Revolutionary Celera 500L Aircraft May Fly SoonNew photos of the unusual, yet still rather unknown aircraft first sighted at the Victorville Southern California Logistics Airport has emerged. As to what this design and what purpose this aircraft serves is still unclear, it is believed that the Celera 500L, built by Otto Aviation may make its maiden flight soon. Not much is known about the aircraft for the manufacturer, but they have been operating in secret for at least a decade. (www.thedrive.com) More...
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Haven't skepticised (is that a word? tis now.) anything yet. Waiting to see if the proof is in the pudding, it does look like a pudding.
Agreed. It looks as if they've put a ton of work into making this a reality, not to mention the development funding.
Reminds me of a Piaggio Avanti, but with only 1 engine.
Whenever I see a "new aerodynamics aircraft" I take it with a pound of salt. Of the numerous Rutan contraptions what is left after some 100-200? were built. The road to the boneyard is paved with several car-airplane and other strange looking things that made their creators several millions of dollars poorer. Too bad.
On second thought, this strange looking aircraft seems to be designed for electronic survelliance at high altitude and long hours or perhaps days, both manned and UAV.
I wish these guys a lot of luck and hope their dreams come true - so many don't, but that's just life. There have to be a few winners and I hope this is one of them.