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    Does anyone have experience or knowledge with ducted fans?

    Hoping that someone may have some experience or knowledge with ducted fans for an aircraft that we are designing to become a kit built plane - the ducted fans are for propulsion not VTOL or anything like that.

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    Yes, but you’ll have to be more specific with a question.

    In general
    1. Good static thrust (duct drag < duct thrust)
    2. Bad for high speed (duct drag > duct thrust)
    3. Design goals of ducted fan, shrouded propeller and turbine inlet are vastly different.

    Worth a lot more than 2 cents

    Ron “Blue on Top” Blum

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    I found this 2012 Czech Republic paper very interesting (English language 6 page pdf file).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooper View Post
    I found this 2012 Czech Republic paper very interesting (English language 6 page pdf file).
    Many thanks Scooper. An interesting read, that paper was written in 2012, since then they have/had one of these flying but the airframe was lost in an accident, I'm not sure whether it has progressed much further.

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