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What Is The Smallest Jet?  
User currently offlineConcordeLoss From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 388 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3717 times:

I was wondering what is the smallest jet available.

[Edited 2003-12-04 05:11:15]


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User currently offlineGalvanair777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3668 times:

the Volkswagon "JETTA" Seats 5. and has a max range of 400 miles.

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User currently offlineConcordeLoss From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 388 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3655 times:

That was funny Galvanair. But I am serious here. I am trying compile a document about small jets.

Thank you.



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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3646 times:

I have seen little axial-flow straight-pipe turbojets about the size of a large juice can. Don't recall the maker or the application. Some self-launching sailplanes have similar units.

The absolute smallest have to be the ones that were the subject of a magazine article back in the mid 1980's. I think it was Omni magazine. These were manufactured in a process rather like printed circuits or grown like crystals. They ran on natural gas and had only one moving part. They said they could produce a cluster with a million of these engines that would be about the size of a credit card.

Haven't seen any of those yet.

There are also fully throttleable turbojet engines, running on Jet-A for use in model airplanes. You can probably find a website for these.



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User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6199 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3636 times:



I think the Eclipse has to rank right up there. I think Cessna is also working on a small(er) version of the Citation.



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User currently offlineSkiordie From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3591 times:

I remember a jet powered version of the BD-5. I remembered it from the opening scene from a James Bond movie that he rolls out of a horse trailer and gets in to one of the famous opening chases the we get in each James Bond movie.

User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3585 times:

There's a micro-jet in James Bond: The Man with the Golden Gun (I believe it's that one) during the opening sequence. It's 9 feet long and has a 13 foot span, flies 300 mph, and its engine is the size of a large briefcase.

This aircraft actually exists and still flies today, doing stunt routines in Nevada. It has a crew of one and no passengers.

I have also seen nano-jets that are litterally the size of a pin-head. They are purely experimental at this point and are designed to power tiny aircraft that could fly unnoticed into open windows and spy on bad people, or to propell small craft that are to "swarm" with insects.



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User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3585 times:

Skiordie:

I, too, thought it was a BD-5. I found out (thanks to a program on Discovery Channel!) that it is not. Unfortunately, I can't remember what the type is!



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User currently offlinePenguinflies From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 984 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3520 times:

There is the Budweiser sponsored jet that is in their world HQ in St. Louis..another micro jet.

User currently offlineBMAbound From Sweden, joined Nov 2003, 660 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3427 times:

I'd say the CriCri, a French twin originally equipped with props. Seats one and sounds terrible!


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User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3417 times:

In fact, the aforementioned Cri-Cri Jet is started up by the pilot manually...with a lighter lol  Laugh out loud
UTA



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User currently offlineMighluss From Spain, joined Oct 2001, 936 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3349 times:

http://www.airliners.net/info/stats.main?id=165

http://leopard.uk.com/gallery.htm

Love this one!



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User currently offlineVimanav From India, joined Jul 2003, 1514 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3332 times:

The world's smallest jet airplane is the SMART-1 specifications as under:

Wing Span - 17 feet
Length - 12 feet
Empty Weight - 465 lbs.
Gross Weight - 1,150 lbs.
Maximum Speed (Sea Level) - 250 knots T.A.S.
Minimum (Stall) Speed at Full Gross Weight - 72 knots
T.O. Distance - 2,500 feet (S.L.)
Maximum Range - 325 n.m. (160 knot economy cruise)
Dash Range - 240 n.m. (250 knots)
Maximum Operating Altitude - 24,000 feet

rgds//Vimanav



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User currently offlineCazito From Brazil, joined Apr 2000, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3331 times:

Actually the James Bond movie with the microjet was 1983's Octopussy. 1974's The Man With The Golden Gun did have however a quite amazing plane: an American Motors, car I believe, that with added wings became a plane. I believe it wasn´t a stunt, and that the car could really fly. I wonder what happened to that!


User currently offlineKempa From Brazil, joined Aug 2003, 373 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3236 times:

http://www.amtjets.com/gallery_real_plain.html

User currently offlineSetjet From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1098 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3158 times:

That's insane  Big thumbs up



User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3102 times:

Anyone remember the Bud Light MicroJet?





User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3087 times:

Cazito:

You're right! MWTGG had the AMG that attached wings and they flew it to some island off of mainland China...

Also wonder what happened to Bond's Sea Plane...



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User currently offlineUALPHLCS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2988 times:

Don't Forget the Goblin

http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/air_power/ap38.htm

Not quite the smallest but certainly one of the wierdest.


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