After 10 years and three countries, startup Cobalt Aircraft has unveiled its first product. Aimed initially at the experimental aircraft market, but with certification planned, the Co50 Valkyrie is an all-composite five-seater powered by a single, rear-mounted piston engine. The Co50 has a canard configuration inspired by the Velocity kitplane, which drew inspiration from Burt Rutan’s VariEze. Speed and safety were the design drivers, says Cobalt CEO David Loury. Cruise speed is up to ...

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