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Scaled Composites Proteus (N281PR) - Scaled Composites Model 281 Proteus landing back at KMHV 5/25/22
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Scaled Composites Proteus (N281PR)

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Scaled Composites Model 281 Proteus landing back at KMHV 5/25/22

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Robin Rebhan
It appears to be delicate in construction. Very interesting design. I'd love to see the Pilots operating Handbook.
doug marshburn
What is the object onboard and what is the mission of this aircraft ? Nice photo .
themold
P O S !!!
LakeGator
Never seen or heard about this interesting aircraft. There is a Wikipedia article about it and its many uses at or near https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scaled_Composites_Proteus
ac kirk
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/armstrong/news/FactSheets/FS-069-DFRC.html
Ron Miller
Another one of Burt Rutan's inventive designs. Composite construction is very strong.
Karl Foose
It looks like that motorcycle has a sidecar on it - other boom is hidden behind the fuse.
adelma
Great shot! From the fertile mind of Bert Rutan!
Linda Nitzschke
If a mosquito (or maybe a dragonfly?) morphed into plane, THAT's what it would look like!
Looks like a Sea Gull ran up the ass end of a Mosquito!!!
William Owens
Hehehee
Jim DeTour
Looks likee it's designed trying to get long endurance for multi missions like recon and package delivery by air drop. Maybe even test stand for surveillance equipment, firefighting and many other things if need be to stay away from altering in use aircrafts.

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