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The Cobalt Co50, a piston pusher that will hit 280 mph

by GlobalAir.com 24. June 2010 15:16
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Slick design? Check. Huge windows? Check. A turbo-charged piston engine that can scream through the sky? Check and mate.  This plane looks like it can play in the big leagues.

Cobalt Aircraft is unveiling its Co50 280-mph-piston pusher at Oshkosh next month.

Founded by a Georgia Tech aerospace grad, the Co50 project began in 2002.

Featuring a spacey interior and an enormous wrap-around windshield, the designers cleared the drawing board before developing this aircraft.

A 350-hp twin-turbo TSIOF-550-D2B pushes the Co50 to hit 245 KTAS at 8,000 feet, according to the company’s web site.  The site also features interactive tools to check out aircraft specs, such as weights and range.

The company soon will begin flight-testing for certification. Representatives will hold a press conference 10:30 a.m. July 28 at Cobalt’s display at Airventure, booths No. 21 and 22.


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