WALTER VAN TILBORG COLLECTION
No. 9545. Rayne Viggenite (N20VR c/n JR200)
Photograph from Robert F. Paulet

Rayne Viggenite

12/31/2009. Remarks by Walter van Tilborg: "The Viggenite was initially a one-of-a-kind two-seat homebuilt aircraft designed and built by Joe Rayne. Construction of the aircraft took some 10 years and the first flight was made on August 9, 1983 with an 150-160 hp Lycoming O-320 engine.

The wings were based on those of Burt Rutan's VariViggen design, but with all metal rather than composite material construction and these were mated to a metal construction fuselage of Mr. Rayne's own design. The type was not intended for amateur construction.

However, a second example (named Viggenite 13B) was built by Keith O. Lewis and this aircraft, powered by a Mazda 13B rotary engine, flew during 2005."







Created December 31, 2009