Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Get Your Own (Model) SpaceShipOne
Mojave-based RutanRC, a new space startup formed by one of the engineers who worked on the SpaceShipOne and White Knight, as well as the designer of the Air Hogs toys, said it has launched a new effort to develop radio controlled models of the two spaceships. According to RutanRC, it has launched a new Kickstarter campaign to fund the development of radio controlled models of the SpaceShipOne and White Knight, the designs created by famed aerospace designer Burt Rutan. The startup said it was created by Dan Kreigh, who worked as a Scaled Composites engineer on the SpaceShipOne and other Rutan designs, along with Jeff Corsiglia, who the startup said led R&D for the AirHogs HELIX +4, SharpShooter, and other RC products. The startup also said that aerospace designer Burt Rutan will serve as an advisor to the company.