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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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  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to Av.SE! $\endgroup$
    – Ralph J
    Jan 9, 2023 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, 2023 at 2:29
  • $\begingroup$ Please describe its maneuvers. Why have you called it aerobatic? $\endgroup$ Jan 9, 2023 at 2:34
  • $\begingroup$ Another 20 feet lower, and I would call it kindling. $\endgroup$ Jan 9, 2023 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, 2023 at 11:16

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

enter image description here

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:

enter image description here

It is indeed an unlimited class aerobatic aircraft.

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  • $\begingroup$ The canopy looks rather different - barely reaches the trailing edge of the wing in the OP's photo. $\endgroup$
    – MikeB
    Jan 9, 2023 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, 2023 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, 2023 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, 2023 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, 2023 at 17:04

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