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What Is The Smallest Jet?

Thu Dec 04, 2003 1:01 pm

I was wondering what is the smallest jet available.

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RE: What Is The Samllest Jet?

Thu Dec 04, 2003 1:04 pm

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

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RE: What Is The Samllest Jet?

Thu Dec 04, 2003 1:06 pm

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

Thank you.
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RE: What Is The Samllest Jet?

Thu Dec 04, 2003 1:18 pm

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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RE: What Is The Smallest Jet?

Thu Dec 04, 2003 1:25 pm



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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RE: What Is The Smallest Jet?

Thu Dec 04, 2003 2:48 pm

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.
 
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RE: What Is The Smallest Jet?

Thu Dec 04, 2003 2:53 pm

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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RE: What Is The Smallest Jet?

Thu Dec 04, 2003 2:54 pm

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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RE: What Is The Smallest Jet?

Thu Dec 04, 2003 3:22 pm

There is the Budweiser sponsored jet that is in their world HQ in St. Louis..another micro jet.
 
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RE: What Is The Smallest Jet?

Thu Dec 04, 2003 6:25 pm

I'd say the CriCri, a French twin originally equipped with props. Seats one and sounds terrible!
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RE: What Is The Smallest Jet?

Thu Dec 04, 2003 6:31 pm

In fact, the aforementioned Cri-Cri Jet is started up by the pilot manually...with a lighter lol  Laugh out loud
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RE: What Is The Smallest Jet?

Thu Dec 04, 2003 7:03 pm

Miquel.
 
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RE: What Is The Smallest Jet?

Thu Dec 04, 2003 7:30 pm

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

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RE: What Is The Smallest Jet?

Thu Dec 04, 2003 7:33 pm

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!
 
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Thu Dec 04, 2003 11:55 pm

 
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RE: What Is The Smallest Jet?

Fri Dec 05, 2003 12:21 am

That's insane  Big thumbs up

 
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RE: What Is The Smallest Jet?

Fri Dec 05, 2003 12:35 am

Anyone remember the Bud Light MicroJet?



 
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RE: What Is The Smallest Jet?

Fri Dec 05, 2003 12:38 am

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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RE: What Is The Smallest Jet?

Fri Dec 05, 2003 1:58 am

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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