Aviation MegaThread!!!!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by EvilGenius, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. SkunkWizard

    SkunkWizard recycle crime scene tape

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    day @ work mega moons ago

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  2. nofate

    nofate what blackflies?

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    What kind of plane is that with a turbo prop in front and a jet in the back?
  3. koncha

    koncha .

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    Gulfstream Hustler 500
  4. rustynut2

    rustynut2 Been here awhile

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    must of been a real turd, deregistered

    <TABLE class="table table-striped table-condensed"><TBODY><TR><TD class="span10 ac_property_title" width=240>Manufacturer:</TD><TD width=500>Gulfstream American Corp</TD></TR><TR><TD class="span10 ac_property_title">Model:</TD><TD>HUSTLER 500 Search all Gulfstream American Corp HUSTLER 500</TD></TR><TR><TD class="span10 ac_property_title">Year built:</TD><TD>0000</TD></TR><TR><TD class="span10 ac_property_title">Construction Number (C/N):</TD><TD>501</TD></TR><TR><TD class="span10 ac_property_title">Number of Seats:</TD><TD>7</TD></TR><TR><TD class="span10 ac_property_title">Number of Engines:</TD><TD>2</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
    Aircraft

    <TABLE class="table table-striped table-condensed"><TBODY><TR><TD class="span10 ac_property_title" width=240>Registration Number:</TD><TD width=500>N501GA</TD></TR><TR><TD class="span10 ac_property_title">Mode S Code:</TD><TD>51437076</TD></TR><TR><TD class="span10 ac_property_title">Certification Issued:</TD><TD>1981-02-05</TD></TR><TR><TD class="span10 ac_property_title">Current Status:</TD><TD>Deregistered</TD></TR><TR><TD class="span10 ac_property_title">Registration Cancel Date:</TD><TD>1983-04-26</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
    Owner

    <TABLE class="table table-striped table-condensed"><TBODY><TR><TD class="span10 ac_property_title" width=240>Registration Type:</TD><TD width=500>Corporation</TD></TR><TR><TD class="span10 ac_property_title" width=240>Owner:</TD><TD width=500>GULFSTREAM AMERICAN CORPORATION OF CALIFORNIA</TD></TR><TR><TD class="span10 ac_property_title" width=240>Address:</TD><TD width=500>Van Nuys, CA 91406
    </TD></TR><TR><TD class="span10 ac_property_title">Region:</TD><TD>Western-Pacific</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
  5. Flying-D

    Flying-D Just Passing Through

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    Wow...that thing belongs in the Ugly Airplane Hall of Fame...:puke1 Hard to believe that came from Gulfstream who built/builds some of the most beautiful aircraft.
  6. chazbird

    chazbird Long timer

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    The Hustler 400 the predecessor of the "ugly" Hustler 500, with a single PT6 turbo-prop, turned out to be more promising than the jet/turbo-prop combo of the 500. Back when both of these models were developed single engine turbines were not approved for instrument condition passenger commercial flights, hence the dual engine set-up. Some years ago single turbine passenger commercial flights were approved, at least in the USA. Just before that occurred other plane makers stepped up with a several single turbine aircraft, notably the TBM 700, and most especially the very successful Pilatus PC-12. Which while not quite at the performance level of the "Hustler 500" (what a name) is a superb aircraft and now has sold/built around 1000 of them at around $3.5 million each. (BTW Pilatus is not a US company). It is now rumored that Beechcraft will now make a new aircraft very much like the Pilatus PC-12 - close to 20 years later..
  7. SkunkWizard

    SkunkWizard recycle crime scene tape

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    another turd for ya'

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  8. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    In my opinion at least, the sexist airplane ever....
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    Lyle
  9. MN_Smurf

    MN_Smurf Capt_Confusion

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    I can't totally disagree with that. The Tigercat is a sexy beast.
  10. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    Grumman F7F.
  11. andy29847

    andy29847 Dirt Road Rider

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  12. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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  13. Beemer Bob

    Beemer Bob Long timer

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    I flew my Tcraft today for the first time.......No issues.:clap
  14. GuyRocket

    GuyRocket Been here awhile

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    Excellent! Enjoy it!
  15. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    that was the F-104 that Darryl Greenamyer put together from scrap in the mid-70's. We was going to attempt to break the altitude record that was, at that time, held by the Russians. He managed to set a couple of low-altitude speed records, but the aircraft was destroyed in an accident in 1978. One gear refused to extend and Greenamyer had to eject.

    American Jet also sponsored Greenamyer's highly-modified F8f Bearcat, "Conquest 1" for a couple of years at Reno. It now resides in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.

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  16. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    Cool gif showing how the internals of a radial engine work.

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  17. SkunkWizard

    SkunkWizard recycle crime scene tape

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    Yup-
    I worked on it after hours at American Jet
    I worked for Allen http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Paulson for five years before going to the airlines.
    His stepson was my bestman and my closest friend today

    anybody know about this? (turd)

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  18. PunkinHead

    PunkinHead Moobless Adventurer

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    Awesome! The guy 2 hangers down from my wife's has a show quality Taylorcraft - it's a thing of beauty. I'm going to have to bum a ride one of these days. A couple nights ago I broached the subject with my wife of buying an old taildragger and got a positive response, so I'm on the hunt now. I'm leaning towards a Champ or J3 because I like the roominess of tandem seating, but my wife and I are both skinny enough that a side-by-side like a Tcraft or Luscombe isn't out of the question. I've flown 2 different Chiefs and for some reason I can't put my finger on I just didn't care for them.

    It's a beautiful spring day here so I planned to fly up to our club's grass strip to take the J3 for a spin but the melt from a heavy snow last weekend means the runway's too soggy. I ended up just bopping around a few paved places in my wife's C150. I'm hoping it'll dry out enough that I can land there tomorrow and get the Cub out.
  19. chazbird

    chazbird Long timer

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    L-188's rule. (something).
  20. SkunkWizard

    SkunkWizard recycle crime scene tape

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    This Man knows his A/C

    Civ version of the P3 operated by CN Gov.
    here is the before pic. small A/C crash landed in the back of it and burned the tail. we flew it to VN in the mini guppy and spliced on a salvaged tail

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