Frequently Asked Questions
Why is the aft motor pusher-prop configuration better than the typical front-end prop configuration?
Front end motors are easily damaged in a crash because they usually bear the brunt of the impact. Aft motors are well protected, especially when the aircraft nose is made of high impact absorbent plastic.
When is a jet pusher prop configuration better than an Electric Ducted Fan (EDF)?
EDF's suck a lot more power for the same thrust produced by an efficient pusher prop. This allows a pusher prop jet to be lighter, fly slower and hence launch easier.
How does a gyro make flying a parkjet easier?
A gyro is helpful to roll stabilize a slow flying jet because increased and rapid aileron deflections are needed to compensate for the lower airflow over the control surfaces. It's especially noticable when launching and with slow approach landings. A gyro will also provide additional stability on breezy days.