NEWS FROM HQ
STARJAMMER A LATE ARRIVAL
AEROBATIC PERFORMER AND ACCOMPLISHED musician-composer Elgin
Wells, EAA 373602, planned to bring his one-of-a-kind monoplane
Starjammer to AirVenture 2010, but mechanical problems caused
him to miss the convention. He finally made it to Oshkosh from his
home in Atlanta, Georgia, about a week later, and we got our first
look at the aircraft’s custom onboard sound and light system. Wells
claims the system can play sounds as loud as 200 db, which would
likely make it one of the loudest airplanes in history—louder than
the Concorde, and even louder than the space shuttle!
While in Oshkosh, Wells demonstrated the aircraft for EAA
photo and publications departments, including an air-to-air
photography flight, for an upcoming feature in Sport Aviation.
The Starjammer began life as a one-design project, heavily
modified over time with a lengthened fuselage and completely
redesigned wing. Most unusually, the Starjammer also incorporates
a large speaker and amplification system, including modified police
car sirens that play music he composes to accompany his aerobatic
performances. Wells says his system pushes 1,000 watts of power
through the onboard speakers.
The Starjammer also has 225 super-bright LED lights installed
in the wings and fuselage, and a smoke system with five streams—
one in the center, one on each wingtip, and two on the horizontal
stabilizer—to create a super-sensory airplane for both day and night
air show performances. The LED lights are computer controlled to
synchronize with the music.
Wells will bring Starjammer to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2011.
The Starjammer flies over Oshkosh with lights, music, and smoke on.
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