Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Your Sunday Morning Jet Noise

The HondaJet, which was just granted a type certificate.


Keaaukane said...

Is there any aerodynamic advantage to the over-the-wing mounted engine pods, as opposed to the fuselage mounts most business jets use, other than noise reduction?

Comrade Misfit said...

Besides the noise reduction, having the weight of the engine on the wings is a little easier on the structure. Might not be as important with a smallish airplane. And in an engine-out situation, there's going to be more adverse yaw.

CenterPuke88 said...

I know Honda mentioned FOD prevention too. Reminds me of the old English Electric Lightning with the over the wing hardpoints for drop tanks or weapons. The little suckers seem to fly nice enough, but are typical VLJ slow. They were practicing over at KGGG awhile ago.

Anonymous said...

So how long do you think before Honda car and motorcycle ads mention the Honda Jet?

I think one of the reasons for the unique engine placement is that placing an engine crossbeam through the composite fuselage would have been much heavier and reduced the baggage compartment. The engine crossbeams on biz jets such as the Cessa Citation and Canadair Challenger are behind the rear pressure bulkhead. They have to be because fuel lines are not allowed in the pressure vessel on anything certified after 1972(?) or thereabouts without heavy and maintenance intensive air tight shrouds around them.


kilwer said...

You knew this was coming...