From The Archives: Starship 1 Shows Wing Design In Flyby

Scale Composites Inc. built this 85% scale version of the Beech Aircraft Starship 1 which showcased its flying capabilities at the NBAA show in Dallas, Tex.

Flaps are extended and the variable-geometry forward wing is in the full forward position during a slow-speed flight. We reported that the aircraft is powered by Pratt & Whitney of Canada PT6A-60 turboprop engines. 

If you're a subscriber, you can see the images and read more about the aircraft design and cabin on page 66 and 67 of the Oct. 24, 1983 issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology. 

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