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MRJ Passes Another Milestone

Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:13 am

Just saw a story on NHK World that Mitsubishi has finally tested the MRJ systems and had the bird moving under its own power. They tested the engines, landing gear, brakes and stabilizers in a 9kph roll down a runway for about 700 meters. Unfortunately there is nothing on the web about it yet.

Hey, it's progress. The bird is finally rolling under its own power.
 
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RE: MRJ Passes Another Milestone

Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:56 am

I wish I could find more information, but even searching in Japanese didn't come up with anything.

I did however hear a RUMOR that a first flight is going to happen either the end of this month or beginning of next month.
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RE: MRJ Passes Another Milestone

Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:53 am

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RE: MRJ Passes Another Milestone

Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:36 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 2):
Video of the taxi test:

Man, what a good looking airplane! Thanks for that!

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RE: MRJ Passes Another Milestone

Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:29 pm

press release

http://en.acnnewswire.com/press-rele...mrj-starts-low-speed-taxiing-tests

It's a shame Mitsubishi has sworn off building anything bigger. I'd love to see a 737 or maybe 757-sized variant.

And are those the quietest engines or what?

[Edited 2015-06-08 13:32:12]
 
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RE: MRJ Passes Another Milestone

Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:34 pm

You'd be hard pushed to distinguish one from an Embraer 190 at a distance.
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