We saw this plane this week in NW Arkansas, curious what it is? photo of an unknown single seat aircraft at very low altitude

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    – Ralph J
    Jan 9 at 1:28
  • $\begingroup$ If you snapped any more photos of it, please add them to the question. Especially from different angles or showing more detail. $\endgroup$ Jan 9 at 2:29
  • $\begingroup$ Please describe its maneuvers. Why have you called it aerobatic? $\endgroup$ Jan 9 at 2:34
  • $\begingroup$ Another 20 feet lower, and I would call it kindling. $\endgroup$ Jan 9 at 9:04
  • $\begingroup$ Btw looks like I made an action re a proposed edit that I was being prompted to review, essentially simultaneously as someone else accepted the proposed edit. Not trying to play round-and-round games here intentionally-- ; ) $\endgroup$ Jan 9 at 11:16

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It's a GB-1 Game Bird built by Game Composites.

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This picture shows the two place configuration but the OP's photo shows the single place option which is why the nose looks longer.

Here is a single-place version:

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It is indeed an unlimited class aerobatic aircraft.

  • $\begingroup$ The canopy looks rather different - barely reaches the trailing edge of the wing in the OP's photo. $\endgroup$
    – MikeB
    Jan 9 at 14:49
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    $\begingroup$ @MikeB I'm not sure where you're looking, but the canopy extends pretty far into the wing in the OP's photo. The single place GB-1 looks the same. $\endgroup$
    – Ron Beyer
    Jan 9 at 15:22
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    $\begingroup$ @davidbak Around 1000 nautical miles, according to the link at the top of the answer. $\endgroup$ Jan 9 at 16:30
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    $\begingroup$ @davidbak And with a cruise speed of 200kn, that equates to 4 minutes per gallon, sounds reasonable. $\endgroup$
    – Bobby J
    Jan 9 at 16:38
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    $\begingroup$ @MikeB -- note the completely different perspective (viewing angle) in the two photos of the single-seaters. The aircraft geometry looks the same to me. Just as a (swept-wing) aircraft with dihedral will appear to have anhedral when viewed from certain angles, and vice versa-- $\endgroup$ Jan 9 at 17:04

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