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Scaled Composites Boomerang

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The Scaled Composites Model 202 Boomerang is an aircraft designed by Burt Rutan, and built by his company, Scaled Composites. The purpose is to build a multi-engine airplane that does not become dangerously difficult to control in the event of a failure of a single engine. The result is an aircraft with an asymmetrical design.[1]. The Boomerang is powered by two engines, with the right engine producing 14 hp (10.5 kW) more power than the left one. This is just because these are the two engines Rutan happened to have on hand when building Boomerang. The design of the Boomerang allows the aircraft to fly true without intervention even if an engine fails at low speed.

Specifications (Boomerang)

General characteristics

  • Crew: one pilot
  • Capacity: 5 passengers, (1000 lb payload cabin)
  • Length: 30 ft 8 in (9.36 m)
  • Wingspan: 36 ft 8 in (11.12 m)
  • Height: ft in ( m)
  • Wing area: 102 ft² (9.5 m²)
  • Empty: lb ( kg)
  • Loaded: lb ( kg)
  • Maximum takeoff: lb ( kg)
  • Powerplant:


  • Maximum speed: 311 mph (530 km/h)
  • Range: 2,362 miles (3,780 km)
  • Service ceiling: ft ( m)
  • Rate of climb: 1,900 ft/min (579 m/min)
  • Wing loading: lb/ft² ( kg/m²)
  • Power/Mass:

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  • The Blohm & Voss Bv 141 is an earlier aircraft, from World War II, with an asymmetrical layout.
  • Morrow Aircraft MB-300 - In 1997, avionics entrepreneur Ray Morrow and his son, snowboard entrepreneur Neil Morrow, decided to found an air taxi company. They settled on a modified version of Rutan's Boomerang design, which they designated the MB-300. They determined that the best business approach would be to manufacture the aircraft and run the air taxi services themselves. So Ray Morrow founded Morrow Aircraft Corporation and proceeded to design and manufacture the MB-300. In the meantime, they started the SkyTaxi company using Cessna 414s as interim aircraft.[2]. As of 2006, the status of Morrow Aircraft and the MB-300 airplane is not clear. In 1999, Morrow Aircraft Corporation applied to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States for a type certificate for the MB-300. In 2000, the FAA published a notice seeking comments on Morrow Aircraft's proposal to use an electronic engine control system (FADEC) in place of the engine's mechanical system.[3]. There is a web site named, but it shows only a blank page.[4].

Designation sequence: Model 202


  1. Sugar, Jim. "Boomerang!", Popular Mechanics, November 1, 1996. Retrieved on 2006-04-01.
  2. Ross, Robert. "Neil Morrow: From Snowboards to SkyTaxi", Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Winter, 2001. Retrieved on 2006-04-01.
  3. Federal Aviation Administration. (May 15 2000). "Special Conditions: Installation of Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) System on Morrow Aircraft Corporation Model MB-300 Airplane". Federal Register 65 (94): 30936-30938. Docket No. CE161; Notice No. 23-00-02-SC. 
  4. Untitled. Retrieved on 2006-04-01. Placeholder website at

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