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H.I.L.L.S. SPACE PLANE

GOT WINGS? Horizontal launch is the Wright Stuff for reusable space launch. It opens aviation opportunities in the atmosphere too

H.I.L.L.S. SPACE PLANE

GOT WINGS? Horizontal launch is the Wright Stuff for reusable space launch. It opens aviation opportunities in the atmosphere too

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Last updated May 10, 2014
 

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    Your five dollar donations make you the first donors to the future of horizontal launch. In return you are to be identified as one of the founders (not changelings!) in our on line Captain’s Log and are entitled you to the personalized certificate of space explorer patronage. We will e-mail the In-Line Launch Leaflet which you may print and share with your friends. You may also order this basic package with any of the other donation level offerings.

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    VISUALIZE THE FUTURE…in a framed original rendering of the HILLS launch system in future operations. Follow the staged launch vehicle through the atmosphere and into near space as it sends the orbiter on its mission. Each rendering will be signed by the artist and inventor, David I. Luther.

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    ROCKET POCKET: Real Rocket Scientists used to keep their shirts white with pocket protectors. Ours features the HILLS logo and spaceplane image. No Trekkie can out geek you with your own HILLS spaceplane pocket protector!

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    CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT: Your own LEAP baseball Cap with an embroidered space plane in flight. Royal Blue cap with our white first and second stage ascending to the heavens. This will announce your participation in a revolution in space access. You can tell the story of our planned ascent to all your friends with this conversation starter. Plus any logo branded clothing items are your crew uniform and pit pass for flight day!

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    PIECES OF THE PAST and a vision of the future too. Be a patron with the above perks and own pieces of the original flight test models. We had successful flights, and never know when to quit. Less successful later flights generated a lot of damaged structural bits. Genuine X-Plane droppings! There are wood, fiberglass, and metal chunks to spare. Get yours now while supplies last…unless we make some new crash tested parts!

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    FASHION THE FUTURE: Your LEAP Polo shirt will set style trends everywhere you go. Here is a representation of the flight of the in-line staged space launch; great to wear to your visit to the space resort…the Bigelow Hilton? At least you will gain entrance to the flight line in Mesa Arizona for the big countdown to launch!

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    CORPORATE TELEPHONE CONFERENCE. Learn more about the incorporation future of the LEAP Spaceplane project. How are we going to pay for such a grand vision? It is not an overnight plan, so it may be a long conversation. Get the inside track long before we can even dream of offering stock!

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    FARFLEET ACADEMY UNIFORM WARDROBE: All the style of the baseball cap, pocket protector, and the Polo shirt too! And you save $25 over individual pieces and still get to attend the launch in Arizona. Now you are ready for a red carpet gala at the Mystery Theater 3000!

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    ROCKET SCIENCE LAB COAT. Some think our concept is a throwback to Flash Gordon, so this is the uniform of science for that era! Dazzle your friends with our rocket logo embroidered full length lab coat. Hey…it IS rocket science!

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    SHOW TIME. We will be in attendance at the Airventure air show in Oshkosh Wisconsin in July. My Facebook famous mobile corporate headquarters is available to be your hospitality suite and meeting site. Join us for first hand examination of flight hardware, displays, and future plans. Show attendance is not included in our price.

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    THE NEXT GENERATION DATA. Not an android, but rather a complete technical report on the next step in our reusable sounding rocket planning. After we fly the 5 ft. wingspan models the “next generation” designs will aim much higher. What is the performance potential of the reusable sounding rocket space plane? Where is the market of the future for our incorporation? Got wings? If you have propulsion ideas or guidance experience we could go a long way to better futures!

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    BLUEPRINTS; THE ORIGINAL SERIES. Get your own full size Blueprints of the original Foam Glider that tested the in-line staging theory. You can see the glide tests way back when on my Facebook “OrionCraft” Group page. Or build one and fly your own! Balsa and foam construction is well documented in photos as well as “E” size prints. These are plans only, not a kit…hey I am a draftsman and I sell blueprints for the future! Some may add radio controls and propulsion if desired.

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    BLUEPRINTS; THE NEXT GENERATION. Again, full sized blueprints of a radio controlled ducted fan powered suborbital cruise missile. No, it won’t actually go to suborbital space or carry any deadly payload! You might be able to make a fun DIY drone out of it though! All parts can be ordered laser cut from our vendor, and controls are readily available model ducted fans, radios, and servos. This is all plans built, and some model building skill may even suggest improvements of your own. I don’t have all the answers, but I may have some of the questions!

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    FARFLEET ACADEMY. This donation makes a statement that you are really committed to see a future winged access and recovery system. Boldly go right past a mere $100 sacrifice and join our venture in active service. Consider that a tuition fee but expect to gain a lot more in return. We offer this only to citizens of the United States who can be close to our western states locations. We can use your skills. More importantly we can consider where the path will take us in future incorporation plans. Do you want to own a piece of the dream? We can't suggest that you are an actual partner yet, but look for the certificate of appreciation, certificate of training completion, photo journals of our joint operations, and a snappy new uniform! We currently may operate near Phoenix Arizona, Cheyenne and Laramie Wyoming, Houston Texas, Denver and Boulder Colorado, or Mojave California. Aero engineering students, retirees, and designers welcome!

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    CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONS. We can return to you links on our web sites, advertising printed on our equipment and service areas, and sales potential. For example a model building firm will have a license to manufacture scale versions of our designs in return for the publicity it brings to our patented system. Manufacturers of servos, radios, motors, gear, and other components may board the bandwagon early on. We will also be using composites and UAV rated servos and systems later on.

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    DESK MODEL LEAP SPACEPLANE. This 12 inch resin cast display model will grace your desk along with the framed artwork and certificate of appreciation. Roxanne Cottrell has made museum class models professionally so you can expect a great piece of history here.

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    AEROSPACE EDUCATION SEMINAR. I will explain the basis of the LEAP system and offer this as a design project for universities and high school science classes in the United States. You may use our small kits or design your own applications of the system. We will license the technology for single projects, or even for possible production. Many designers may see an application we have not anticipated. Join the discussion to discover the possibilities of assisted launch systems in many markets. U.S. Based Universities only.

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    HEAR ME DRONE ON ABOUT DRONES...HALE YES! What can staged launches do for solar powered aircraft? How can a delicate underpowered long endurance drone survive turbulence, the long climb to altitude, and possible enemy fire? How can that drone fight back? Where can aerospace markets go without looking at space travel? How can airliners extend their range, and possibly even go supersonic again? What are the possibilities of smaller, faster, cheaper, unmanned warplanes in the future battlefield? This is a corporate opportunity requiring serious potential to develop new aircraft designs. If you aid this prototype you will see the flight in person, examine the hardware, and preview the future of aviation. ITARS restrictions may apply.

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    ANGEL FLIGHT. This is the same as the previous package but includes blueprints for the 5 ft. wing span booster drone, and the second stage vehicles of your choice; space plane or HALE drone prototype. You may have interest in either the reusable space plane, or in unique customer drone applications. Sorry, no sneak preview drone photos or images will be released. We will deliver the technical information, patent licensing, and data from the flying prototypes. These are large enough to carry some instrumentation and deliver more data for evaluation. Do you have your own certified UAV pilots and test facilities? We are prepared to scale or redesign for your customer needs. ITARS restrictions may apply.

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    STTR / SBIR PACKAGE. Industry and Academia may land Federal opportunities in the STTR or SBIR programs. A corporate sponsor may enable an expansion of our engineering resources at a major university. We have an aircraft design firm, propulsion experts, professors, and rocketry experts available to help now. Tell us how to target your customer needs! ITARS restrictions may apply.

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