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The engines are a big part of it. No spark plugs, no equivalent oil change, no mixture fumbling, starter clutch, no magneto, etc. I’m not an...
It isn’t a straw man argument. I don’t think the big twin Cessnas require any more mx than would be required for any plane in the class. You see...
These are complicated airframes that are all now more than 35 years old that were built as light as possible to operate in the harshest of...
I was paying around $4k/yr for $2mm smooth on $200k in hull on the 310. Moving to the Conquest, insurance required approved sim training and 25...
I'm enjoying the hell out of my Conquest. I'm 2.5 years and 450 hours into it and, so far, it just goes from phase to phase without any...
Get em high enough and you could get 150 knots on some days. I’d bring a coat and gloves though. And a chase team.
I like the ones with a positive climb rate with an engine inoperative. Usually solves the other two problems.
Would this be overkill?
They need to be driven.
500hp and 550 lb ft. pushing 2900 lbs is a good time.
Iirc, about 2/3rds.
If it makes you feel any better, my fuel bill last year was about $50k.
If you're really going to 'duck and weave', I personally want three things - day VMC, onboard nexrad, and onboard radar.