Aviation MegaThread!!!!

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

  1. 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>
  2. 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.
  3. 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..
  4. SkunkWizard

    SkunkWizard recycle crime scene tape

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    another turd for ya'

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  5. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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

    MN_Smurf Capt_Confusion

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

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    Grumman F7F.
  8. andy29847

    andy29847 Dirt Road Rider

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  9. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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  10. Beemer Bob

    Beemer Bob Long timer

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

    GuyRocket Been here awhile

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    Excellent! Enjoy it!
  12. 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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  13. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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

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  14. 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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  15. 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.
  16. chazbird

    chazbird Long timer

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    L-188's rule. (something).
  17. 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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  18. Beemer Bob

    Beemer Bob Long timer

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    All these old airplanes have up and down sides. I have time in J3's and Champs. Not to my liking, just too[​IMG] hard to get in and out. The Tcraft is hard to exit, not so hard to get into. All three are LSA so that is a BIG up.....Mine is NOT a show plane but it is over powered with the C90....I like that. Right now I am undecided wether to keep it or not, I still have my Cessna 140, IFR equipped (GS, Marker beacon, etc) and an O200.
    The heel brakes are an adjustment that I have not come to terms with.....
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  19. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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  20. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    I'm curious. What really cool airplane would you most like to get your paws on? RULE It MUST be an aircraft that YOU can realistically fly. i.e., if you have 250 hours, it's can't be a Super Connie.
    Mine would be the Tiger Cat or the Bronco. Perhaps an A10. Or the Super Connie.
    Lyle