The Setup used to dimension the cabin
  • Setup used to dimension the cabin
1/5 scaled model being tested at the Kirsten Wind Tunnel, University of Washington, Seattle - Aug 2011
  • 1/5 scaled model
  • 1/5 scaled model
  • 1/5 scaled model
  • 1/5 scaled model
2014
  • Negative-G wing structural test September 2014 Test Negative-G wing structural test September 2014
  • Load testing wing flaps in December of 2014 Load testing wing flaps in December of 2014
  • Main gear side load testing in October of 2014Main gear side load testing in October of 2014
2015
  • Wing build for load testing in March 2015 Wing build for load testing in March 2015
  • Prototype aircraft wing after closing, March 2015 Prototype aircraft wing after closing, March 2015
  • Wing After Final Closing and Bonding Wing After Final Closing and Bonding
  • Main gear drop testing in May of 2015 Main gear drop testing in May of 2015
  • Pressure vessel halves bonded June 2015Pressure vessel halves bonded June 2015
  • Nose gear static testing

    Nose gear static testing
  • Nose gear drop testing July of 2015

    Nose gear drop testing July of 2015
  • Using 3D printed gear to trim wing skins and fit doorsUsing 3D printed gear to trim wing skins and fit doors
  • Fitting gear doors using 3d printed landing gear October 2015Fitting gear doors using 3d printed landing gear October 2015
  • Fitting landing gear into prototype wing November 2015 Fitting landing gear into prototype wing November 2015
2016
  • Bond prepping the wing for closing prototype aircraft wing JanuaryInstallation
  • Closing prototype wing January 2016 Closing prototype wing January 2016
  • Preparing to close the horizontal January_2016 Preparing to close the horizontal January_2016
  • Aligning horizontal to vertical tail February 2016Aligning horizontal to vertical tail February 2016
  • Bond prepping the wing for closing prototype aircraft wing JanuaryBond prepping the wing for closing prototype aircraft wing January
  • Closing prototype wing January 2016 Closing prototype wing January 2016
  • Preparing to close the horizontal January_2016 Preparing to close the horizontal January_2016
  • Aligning horizontal to vertical tail February 2016Aligning horizontal to vertical tail February 2016
  • Closing the prototype horizontal tail in month of January 2016
  • Load testing horizontal stabilizer in January of 2016
  • Welding on the steel engine truss February 2016
  • Fitting the Steel truss and Empennage November 2016
  • Pressure Vessel Build Up Fixture 2016
  • Installation of air intakes for prototype aircraft February 2016
  • Installation of engine mount for prototype in March 2016
  • Pressure Vessel Load Test

  • Test fitting rudder of prototype aircraft in March of 2016
  • Preparing to close the vertical March 2016
  • Prototype airframe under construction, May 2016
  • Body Working the prototype aircraft June 2016
  • Engine compartment shown without engine installed September
  • With fairings removed good access to engine
  • Prototype Aircraft in Redmond Airport Hangar in July 2016
  • Prototype Aircraft in hangar July 2016
  • Side fairing of the Stratos removed allow easy engine access
  • Priming the prototype aircraft in Month of 2016
Pre-Flight
  • Prototype aircraft nearly ready for first flight
  • Prototype aircraft, August, 2016

  • Prototype weight & balance August 2016 Taxi tests
  • Weighing with scales and load cells, Oct 2016
  • Checking temperature of thrust attenuator using an infrared gun
  • Engine test run August 2016

  • Taxi tests at Redmond airport in October 2016
  • November 2016 Taxi Tests

  • Tufts to visualize airflow on wing and wing fairings
  • Tufting for flight testing

  • First Flight

  • Test Pilot Dave Morss after first flight on November 21, 2016