The only thing more fun than a Clarity:

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by KentuckyKen, Jul 18, 2018.

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  1. KentuckyKen

    KentuckyKen Well-Known Member

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  3. insightman

    insightman Well-Known Member Subscriber

    The BlackFly's 25 mile range is a US government flight restriction. Canadian rules allow it to go a full 40 miles. Interestingly, the "ballistic parachute" is optional. Let me think, do I want a parachute or not on an aircraft with just a little better gliding capability than a rock? Clearly, the people responsible for naming this interesting craft are not from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where black flies don't have a positive connotation.
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  4. Pushmi-Pullyu

    Pushmi-Pullyu Well-Known Member

    Your avatar! :D

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  5. Elm

    Elm New Member

    I wonder how much redundancy is built in. I read the flight controls are triple redundant. Obviously it has 8 engines; but how many are needed for recovery or sustained flight? Does the power generating system include redundant generators or batteries? At least they didn't call it the NoSeeUm.
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