The Beechcraft Starship is an unorthodox canard style
The Beechcraft Starship was intended as a luxury small
aircraft. It was built from composite materials and
was very advanced. It did not sell well though - partly
due to its unusual design, and only 53 Starships were
Designed by Burt Rutan of Scaled Composites, a Beechcraft
Starship was used as the primary chase plane for the
SpaceShipOne private manned sub orbital flight.