Ryan Starkey (left) with three of his team members, and some L-FX00 engine nozzle models (Photo: Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado)
The GoJett supersonic UAV is promised to go faster, using less fuel, than other aircraft in its weight class (Image: Ryan Starkey/University of Colorado)
An earlier design of the GoJett, in a test conducted by the U.S. Air Force Academy (Image: Ryan Starkey/University of Colorado)
University of Colorado aerospace engineer Ryan Starkey is currently designing what he claims will be fastest, most fuel-efficient aircraft in its class. Known as the GoJett, the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) will be powered by a new type of jet engine that he is also developing – the L-FX00. According to Starkey, that engine already has twice the fuel-efficiency of similarly-scaled jet engines, and he expects to double that efficiency again before the GoJett’s first flight.
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