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  • #16
    Originally posted by bpearson View Post
    On a selfish note....very bad news for us in the UK. They are the only available blades we can currently use and the recent rise in interest in single seaters could be strangled.
    My guess is this company intends to follow the current craze of churning out ELA clones and wants to make their own blades.
    Pity Mr Boyette can't give us more details but he probably has his reasons.
    By "this company" you mean Luminati Aerospace?

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    • #17
      Name reminds me of the illuminati conspiracy stuff! LOL! Or is it just an enlightened approach to aviation.... I guess we will have to wait and see what HAPPENS!..

      Hopefully we will hear from them here on the this very forum.
      Last edited by JasonS; 02-11-2018, 04:13 AM.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by fara View Post

        By "this company" you mean Luminati Aerospace?
        Yes. It seems to be the current trend.

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        • #19
          So,, What is the future of Dragon wings? will they just never be heard of again? or will the price just double and the service will suck? I guess we will have to see,
          So that leaves what, sportcopter as the only American blade manufacturer?
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          • #20
            HI,
            I have been trying to get onto the RFD web site but cant. Has anyone else experienced the same problem?
            Paddy
            Last edited by EI-BENSEN; 03-31-2018, 01:44 PM.

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            • #21
              I just tried it and went right in.
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              • #22
                Paddy,

                I just renewed Ernie's domain name. It should come up shortly.
                I got sidetracked and forgot to do it earlier.
                Mike Gaspard
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                • #23
                  Hi,
                  Thanks guys all is well again.
                  Paddy.

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                  • #24
                    Hello all!
                    Please visit https://www.luminativtol.aero and feel free to contact us with all your questions and need.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by luminatiVTOL View Post
                      Hello all!
                      Please visit https://www.luminativtol.aero and feel free to contact us with all your questions and need.
                      Glad to see them show up. Now lets see a price list and order form!
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                      • #26
                        I'm wondering about the references on their website to a Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne and how that is connected to Luminati. Perhaps they acquired one and are converting it to electric power? Very strange.

                        I looked up AH-56 on Wiki and it says only 7 prototypes were built, 4 are on display, at least one crashed and was destroyed completely. It was an amazing design with stub wings, pusher prop, documented speeds up to 247 mph in level flight. But with 1967-69 technology it was a handful to pilot with handling issues that were difficult to work out. The project was cancelled as a large volume of very successful Apaches were delivered in place of the intended Cheyenne and the Air Force lobbied for air support role command that overtook its intended purpose.

                        Lockheed never built another helo.

                        So my question is: Does Luminati have one of the very few remaining Cheyennes in a hanger somewhere?
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                        • #27
                          I'm wondering about the references on their website to a Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne and how that is connected to Luminati. Perhaps they acquired one and are converting it to electric power? Very strange.

                          I looked up AH-56 on Wiki and it says only 7 prototypes were built, 4 are on display, at least one crashed and was destroyed completely. It was an amazing design with a rigid rotor, stub wings, and a pusher prop producing documented speeds up to 247 mph in level flight. And it could hover at 6000 ft and 95F. But with 1967-69 technology it was a handful to pilot with issues that were difficult to work out. The project was cancelled as a large volume of very successful Apaches were delivered in place of the intended Cheyenne, and the Air Force lobbied for the air support role command that overtook its intended purpose.

                          Lockheed never built another helo.

                          Does Luminati have one of the very few remaining Cheyennes in a hanger somewhere - one that they are converting to electric battery power?
                          GT Mills
                          Peachstate Rotorcraft Club

                          Mohawk Aero Corporation
                          PO Box 30133
                          Savannah, GA 31410
                          www.MohawkAeroCraft.com info@MohawkAeroCraft.com

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                          • #28
                            I think I have the number of prototypes built wrong, but am unable to edit the post so mentioning the correction here.
                            GT Mills
                            Peachstate Rotorcraft Club

                            Mohawk Aero Corporation
                            PO Box 30133
                            Savannah, GA 31410
                            www.MohawkAeroCraft.com info@MohawkAeroCraft.com

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