This one’s flying shortly.
Piper Completes Static Load Tests on PiperJet
A proof-of-concept version of Piper’s single-engine jet has withstood normal static loads of 3.8 positive and 1.5 negative Gs, and first engine runs are expected soon. Piper hopes to achieve first flight of the developmental jet this summer. The Williams FJ44-3AP turbofan engine has been installed in the standalone nacelle incorporated into the vertical tail of the jet, in the manner of the center engine on the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 airliner.
And yes…a poll!
PiperJet would be my choice as long as changes in power settings don’t cause any radical pitch changes. Kind of like a high-engined amphib. I hope the boys (and girls) at Piper do their homework on the computer before they build it. That’s about my only issue with that jet, is the position of the engine. Otherwise, it looks cool!