The Rutan Model 202 Boomerang is an experimental aircraft designed and built by Burt Rutan. The design was intended to be a multi-engine aircraft that would not become dangerously difficult to control in the event of failure of a single engine. The Boomerang is a high performance pressurized five-place light twin intended for personal transportation. […]
“The Boomerang is a new high performance pressurized 5 place light twin intended for personal transportation. Its basic goals were to provide optimum performance from two turbocharged 200 hp Lycoming reciprocating powerplants. Probably one of the most difficult tasks faced in the development of this aircraft was explaining why I would design a configuration that […]
This table summarizes the performance and technical specifications of the Boomerang: Engines Lycoming TIO-360A1B (200 hp Lycoming TIO-360C1A6D (210 hp) Seating 5 (includes pilot) Empty Weight 2370 Lbs Max Fuel 1026 Lbs Max Cabin Payload 1000 lb Payload at Max Fuel 865 lb Max Gross Weight 4242 lb Wing Span 36.7 ft Wing Area 101.7 ft² […]
Have you always wanted to have your own Rutan aircraft? This might be your chance!
With Rutan RC, you can bring the SpaceshipOne and the White Knight glider to an altitude where you can remotely initiate separation while continuing to control the powerful, ducted fan SS1 while the White Knight glider spirals to a landing. Your support will help the development and manufacturing of these and more RC models of Burt Rutan’s airplanes.
And yes, the Boomerang will be available too!
Each Rutan design has unique features and is a wonderful way to explore and understand aerodynamics.
We’re in danger of failing to inspire the next generation of kids to think about flight, exploration and creativity. It is this spirit which drives our mission to inspire the imagination of tomorrows’ innovators by challenging them to make things fly.
Filmmakers Scott B and Sandy Guthrie are the brains behind a documentary bringing for the first time ever the complete story of Burt Rutan, the designer and builder of the Boomerang.
Rutan was described by Newsweek as “the man responsible for more innovations in modern aviation than any living engineer,” and named one of Time Magazine’s “100 most influential people in the world,” yet so far nobody had taken on the task of telling his story. Until now.
Under AntennaFilms, the filmmakers have dedicated the last 15 years of their careers to tell stories that “celebrate passion and obsession”. This time they are taking on the untold story of one of the greatest pioneers and innovators of our time and his latest secret creation, currently in progress, in his garage.
According to the project’s Kickstarter page:
Our film will tell Burt’s story in his own voice and through the voices of those around him (…) Candid interviews with colleagues, friends, family, and critics as well as those he’s inspired will provide intimate accounts and perspective on his remarkable career. Never before seen footage and extraordinary material from Burt’s own archives as well as others will bring the decisive moments of their trials and triumphs to life.
If you really want to help make this possible, please make a donation to the Kickstarter campaign here.
Doesn’t this make your heart happy?
You still have time to help!
And when this beauty is finished, you can be sure we’ll bring you all the details!
Back flying after some winter maintenance. We had a great local flight over the beautiful San Luis Obispo mountains and were able to impress yet another seasoned pilot with the Boomerangs single engine handling.
In other news, we are planning on being at the Los Angeles County Air Show at General Fox Field (KWJF) on March 21-22, 2015. Come to enjoy the show and meet the legendary Boomerang in person.
As of today, we are re launching our website and redesigning our approach to bring you even more information about the Boomerang’s life. We’ll keep you posted about events, mechanical issues and maintenance hacks we use for our baby.
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