Wednesday, April 9, 2014

RC Pro Turns Aircraft Designer

Recently, BSI has been getting a lot of global press due to an exciting venture Micronautix, a division of BSI,  has embarked on. Charlee Smith, founder of Micronautix and vice-president of BSI, has designed an unorthodox aircraft with twin passenger pods sitting either side of the central fuselage. This amazing concept aircraft, the Triton, is piquing the interest of aircraft enthusiast around the world. This isn't an RC plane that is common place to BSI. This is a full sized aircraft for full sized people!

Luxury Aircraft Concept Design

Concept Aircraft - Aviation Summit - Triton - Micronautix

This sleek design is well suited for tour operators and air taxis. “The Triton will provide panoramic views and luxury car-like accommodation in a fighter jet-like environment that sitting in the back seat of today’s average GA aircraft just can’t provide,” says Smith.

The Triton will be the featured plane of the 2014 Aviation Summit, Palm Springs, CA, October 31 - November 2, 2014.

The Triton in flight - Concept Aircraft - Sightseeing airplane - Micronautix

Spectator fliying - Concept Aircraft - The Triton - Micronautix - BSI

twin passenger pod aircraft - Triton concept aircraft - Bob Smith Industries

Tour Operator Aircraft - Triton SS - Aviation Summit 2014

Concept Aircraft - Luxury Aircraft Design - Triton - Micronautix - Charlee Smith



Aviation Summit (Aircraft Channel)


4-6 place Air Touring aircraft powered by a Rolls-Royce M250-B17F/2 turboprop

Dimensions & Weights:

  • Length: 35 ft 
  • Height: 11 ft 9 in
  • Wingspan: 42 ft 
  • Wing Area: 205 ft2
  • Wing Loading: 20 lb/ft2 
  • Empty Weight: 2650 lb
  • Gross Weight: 4100 lb 
  • Useful Load: 1450 lb

Performance (preliminary):

  • Cruise Speed (80% Power) - 165 kt
  • Stall Speed with Flaps - 60 kt
  • Range with Reserve -820 nm