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    SubSonex jet kit plane

    The first time I saw it, a couple of weeks ago, my first impression was that it was a radio controlled model. It didn't look big enough to be a real plane. However, I didn't think a model would be that loud.

    I have seen it three times since then and a bit of research reveals that it is the first one outside the USA.

    The SubSonex Kit Sonex Aircraft

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    Strewth...
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    Similar thing been around since the 70s. As seen in a James Bond movie.

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    But it's only got one hair dryer for an engine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Jars View Post
    But it's only got one hair dryer for an engine
    Bloke who owns it has probably pulled out most of his hair getting it certified.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Jars View Post
    But it's only got one hair dryer for an engine
    At 43 lb (or 19.5 kg), the engine isn't much bigger than the average hair drier.

    I have been told that the engine is normally an APU or Auxiliary Power Unit.

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