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Old 01-14-2012, 06:12 PM   #2461
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Good stuff.

Looks like there might be some clearance issues with the nozzle and horizontal stabs based on the first deck launch in that vid.

I didn't realize that the canopy was hinged in the front. Interesting that the canopy is a single piece but there is still a canopy bow.
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Old 01-14-2012, 07:27 PM   #2462
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Someone in here actually inquired as to what it cost per hour to own a GS.

Multiple times when I was more heavily involved in flying including owning an airplane I would come across posts like that or people would wonder how much it would cost. I would tell them, just do it. You really don't want to know because it will only depress you. Sometimes they would press and I would give them a rundown.

Most guys would be happy with the basic rundown, you know, like the Cessna 150 tied down outside. Then others would say, "I think I want a single-engine retractable" and I would give them a rundown on it.

I would get the response, "oh, wow.....really?" "I never thought about that."
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Old 01-14-2012, 10:34 PM   #2463
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Wow. Beautifully filmed. Remarkable airplane.

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Old 01-15-2012, 09:04 AM   #2464
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This might need to be moved to CSM. But I'm putting it here for the aerogeeks.

https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petition...n=aviationfees
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:41 PM   #2465
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jeb corliss base jump accident

Always pushing the limits of what's possible in base jumping and wingsuits, Jeb Corliss got a little too close to the rocks today but survived. He has done some amazing stuff. I hope he heals up quickly.

http://www.businessinsider.com/legen...urvives-2012-1
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:58 PM   #2466
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:13 PM   #2467
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I would be interested to know what it is exactly. From what I remember, 10-15mpg was the magical number for most single engine piston planes regardless of engine size and retractable/fixed gear. It all seemed to work out the same. This doesn't however apply to homebuilt/kit airplanes. Bigger engine meant faster speed, but higher consumption. Smaller engine meant slower speed and lower consumption. Consider that 100LL (avgas or airplane gas) is a little over $6.00 a gallon the car gas cost vs airplane gas cost is clearly sided to the car. Of course when it comes to time saved, and enjoyment the airplane wins.
I know it is a Piper, but sorry I don't know the exact model. I do know that he bugged the family that owned it for about 4 years before they finally sold it It was the plane he wanted.

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I think for some, it the matter of being able to cover longer distances quicker.
For the doctor I mention, this is definitely the case. That and he can go where he wants when he wants when it comes time to see his kids, or just go on vacation. He says it gets the same mileage as his truck, but he never said it was cheaper than his truck
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:26 AM   #2468
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How about 45mpg at 207mph?


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Old 01-17-2012, 05:58 AM   #2469
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That kicks ass!
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:11 AM   #2470
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Video is private, can't watch it.
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:23 AM   #2471
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Video is private, can't watch it.
Don't know how long it'll be up..
Everyone I keep coming across is becoming private...
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:31 AM   #2472
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When I used to fly for Aerostar, we could set up cruise at 30,000 ft at 300 MPH TAS at 30 gal/hour total. That was an amazing aircraft.
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:48 AM   #2473
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Jeb Corliss will eventually die doing that shit.
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:49 AM   #2474
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Jeb Corliss will eventually die doing that shit.
Sure looks that way. Sheeeeit.
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:49 PM   #2475
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Jeb Corliss will eventually die doing that shit.
We said that about Evel Knievel for years.
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