Twin turbofan high altitude multi mission high altitude aircraft capable of autonomous flight or flying with two pilots and one scientist. The first prototype flew on July 26, 1998.
| ENGINE||2 x Williams FJ44-2E turbofan|
| Take-off weight||6700 kg||14771 lb|
| Payload||900kg||1984 lb|
| Wingspan||16.7/23.7 m||55 ft 9 in / 78 ft 9 in|
| Length||17.16 m||56 ft 4 in|
| Ceiling||18000 m||59050 ft|
|Richard Jones, rjaerial=comcast.net, 29.08.2012|
When I worked for Sandia Laboratory we used this plane for global warming studies and it flew in Kauaii, Alaska and Australia. I have some really nice aerial shots of it.
|You don't need to know, 01.11.2011|
Cool. It's a Tandem Wing Aircraft. I write books (I'm hoping to get one published), and based a make-believe aircraft off of this. Thanks.
|oliver yau, 29.12.2009|
how long will it be in service? if you know please tell me. thank you
|ranap, ranaplus=gmail.com, 19.08.2009|
hi, Japanese garage kit maker released Halo Proteus and more Rutan plane.
|Chuck Anderson, cbakiteskites=yahoo.com, 21.11.2006|
Are there any three-views and/or scale models of the Proteus, and if so, where can I obtain them? Thank you.
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?