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    Scaled Composites Visit

    In addition to aviation, I dabble in electronics. One of the companies I sometimes buy parts from is a small outfit in Colorado called Sparkfun Electronics. They posted a story earlier this month about a visit that a few of their engineers made to Scaled Composites, and I thought everyone here might be interested in reading it. There are a number of very interesting pictures as well.

    Here's the link.

    There are a couple of photos in the story of an experimental called the Skyjacker. Here's a link to an April 1978 Popular Science article on the aircraft.

    Enjoy!
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    Great article, thanks for sharing!

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    Here are a few more of the Skyjacker that I shot a few weeks ago during a long road trip. Had a stop at Mojave, but it was just after 5pm and the airport was a virtual ghost town. Not a soul in sight! Very odd and a bit eery. In any case, here are the pics, which were of course shot through a fence.

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    Goggles

    "Had a stop at Mojave, but it was just after 5pm and the airport was a virtual ghost town. Not a soul in sight! Very odd and a bit eery."I think that's a pretty good description of Mojave at all times!

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    Did the Skyjacker ever fly? It looks to be in very good shape!


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    Yes. The PopSci article linked above has a couple of in-flight photos and some info about its flying qualities.
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