logo
Thread Tools
Old 08-19-2016, 02:01 PM
Sukhoikid is offline
Find More Posts by Sukhoikid
Team Futaba
Sukhoikid's Avatar
Joined Jan 2006
11,564 Posts
Discussion
VTOL Aircraft World Record! DA-60 Ran 22 Hours Straight

Latitude Engineering, the company I work for now holds the world record for longest VTOL Aircraft flight. We flew over 22 hours and had fuel left over when we landed. The aircraft is equipped with a DA60 EFI engine.


Video of the HQ-60
JIFX 16-3 HQ-60 Highlight Video (2 min 31 sec)
Sukhoikid is offline Find More Posts by Sukhoikid
Last edited by Sukhoikid; 08-20-2016 at 05:01 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old 08-19-2016, 03:10 PM
Languid Virago is offline
Find More Posts by Languid Virago
Chix fly too.
Languid Virago's Avatar
Joined Jul 2011
1,079 Posts
Cool,

but you should know not to mention EFI and DA in the same sentence on FG, they all wet their pants with excitement.
Languid Virago is offline Find More Posts by Languid Virago
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-19-2016, 03:42 PM
Extra nuts is offline
Find More Posts by Extra nuts
Extra Extras, I'm all about it
Extra nuts's Avatar
United States, UT, St George
Joined Apr 2007
2,537 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Languid Virago View Post
Cool,

but you should know not to mention EFI and DA in the same sentence on FG, they all wet their pants with excitement.
Oh no. Too late. I gotta hit the shower.
Extra nuts is offline Find More Posts by Extra nuts
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-19-2016, 04:09 PM
pawnshopmike is offline
Find More Posts by pawnshopmike
Registered User
pawnshopmike's Avatar
United States, MO, Sullivan
Joined Jul 2011
1,324 Posts
So how much fuel did you burn in 22 hours?
pawnshopmike is offline Find More Posts by pawnshopmike
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-19-2016, 04:26 PM
Sukhoikid is offline
Find More Posts by Sukhoikid
Team Futaba
Sukhoikid's Avatar
Joined Jan 2006
11,564 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by pawnshopmike View Post
So how much fuel did you burn in 22 hours?
I am not 100% sure of the size of the tank. I was not directly involved with this project as I am currently involved with the FAA Pathfinder project that we are working on with the HQ-40 Aircraft. We are a small company employee wise so it was cool seeing this project from the side.

Added sample video above.
Sukhoikid is offline Find More Posts by Sukhoikid
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-19-2016, 05:20 PM
pawnshopmike is offline
Find More Posts by pawnshopmike
Registered User
pawnshopmike's Avatar
United States, MO, Sullivan
Joined Jul 2011
1,324 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sukhoikid View Post
I am not 100% sure of the size of the tank. I was not directly involved with this project as I am currently involved with the FAA Pathfinder project that we are working on with the HQ-40 Aircraft. We are a small company employee wise so it was cool seeing this project from the side.

Added sample video above.
Cool video.

So is it using electric motors like a quad copter for takeoff and landing?
pawnshopmike is offline Find More Posts by pawnshopmike
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-19-2016, 05:48 PM
Sukhoikid is offline
Find More Posts by Sukhoikid
Team Futaba
Sukhoikid's Avatar
Joined Jan 2006
11,564 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by pawnshopmike View Post
Cool video.

So is it using electric motors like a quad copter for takeoff and landing?
That is correct.
Sukhoikid is offline Find More Posts by Sukhoikid
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-19-2016, 06:14 PM
Carruthers43 is offline
Find More Posts by Carruthers43
Registered User
Carruthers43's Avatar
United States, MD, Waldorf
Joined Aug 2010
1,545 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sukhoikid View Post
I am not 100% sure of the size of the tank. I was not directly involved with this project as I am currently involved with the FAA Pathfinder project that we are working on with the HQ-40 Aircraft. We are a small company employee wise so it was cool seeing this project from the side.

Added sample video above.
I was wondering why I didn't see you at the flight test lol... I was out with my buddy Tyler from L-3 as well... You probably did meet my boss Joe though
Carruthers43 is offline Find More Posts by Carruthers43
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-20-2016, 08:36 AM
vatechguy3 is offline
Find More Posts by vatechguy3
Registered User
United States, VA, Smithfield
Joined Jan 2006
2,246 Posts
Link doesnt work Kevin.

Tony
vatechguy3 is offline Find More Posts by vatechguy3
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-20-2016, 01:29 PM
BOSSIER_ROB is offline
Find More Posts by BOSSIER_ROB
Just Here For The Comments
BOSSIER_ROB's Avatar
United States, LA, Bossier City
Joined Mar 2007
6,773 Posts
.
BOSSIER_ROB is offline Find More Posts by BOSSIER_ROB
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-20-2016, 01:36 PM
cosmith is offline
Find More Posts by cosmith
Registered User
Joined Aug 2014
343 Posts
Did somebody say DA60 EFI??? Does that in itself warrant a new thread?
cosmith is offline Find More Posts by cosmith
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-20-2016, 02:53 PM
AJT is offline
AJT
Find More Posts by AJT
AJT
Registered User
Kingston N.Y.
Joined Jul 2006
407 Posts
Great post Kevin, Very interesting stuff..........Someday we will see small aircraft with simular epuiptment for VTOL.
AJT is offline Find More Posts by AJT
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-20-2016, 05:17 PM
ghoffman is offline
Find More Posts by ghoffman
Registered User
ghoffman's Avatar
New Hampshire, USA
Joined Nov 2009
9,172 Posts
I think it is very cool! Is this the company Tony Russo went to?
ghoffman is offline Find More Posts by ghoffman
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-20-2016, 06:05 PM
Carruthers43 is offline
Find More Posts by Carruthers43
Registered User
Carruthers43's Avatar
United States, MD, Waldorf
Joined Aug 2010
1,545 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by cosmith View Post
Did somebody say DA60 EFI??? Does that in itself warrant a new thread?
It could get its own thread but it's totally unaffordable
Carruthers43 is offline Find More Posts by Carruthers43
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-21-2016, 10:18 AM
FGNewbie is online now
Find More Posts by FGNewbie
Registered User
FGNewbie's Avatar
United States, CA, Riverside
Joined Mar 2010
4,981 Posts
I think you guys are missing the obvious. Kevin works for a company that receives funding from the government to develop and perfect machines uses for intelligence gathering. There are anti American extremists watching the US internet activities for information - including FG. The government has asked Kevin's company to use Kevin as the poster for "information" to state our previously classified capabilities - and if you know the real history of the movie The Hunt for Red October - you know it has done that in the past. So...this post is one of many that is designed to cause the enemy to take pause of what we have accomplished to date....

Somewhere in Afghanistan there's a Taliban sitting in a cave cursing DA.
FGNewbie is online now Find More Posts by FGNewbie
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message


Quick Reply
Message:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools