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Discussion in 'Home Builders and Sport Pilots' started by Jon Stains, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. Jon Stains

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    Ive been following them slowly on Instagram. Whats your guys thoughts on this. I think it will be incredible competitor for lancair and glasair if it does what it says it will.
     
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    Got a link?
     
  3. Jon Stains

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    How many are flying?
     
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    That’s not important. All it takes is a vision. :)
     
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    And CAD.

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    who remembers ads on matchbooks
     
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    Very tiny wing. And relatively high stall speed. This company at least claims to be making aerospace parts currently.
     
  8. Jon Stains

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    Where did you find the proposed speeds or are you making speculation?
     
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    Stall speed is listed as 70 mph on the specs page.
     
  10. James331

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    High stall speed, based on everything being listed in miles and MPH, looks like they are marketing it to new pilots, where have I seen that model before.....
     
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    A9EC1F70-09F6-4987-A31F-6C4BBCF00390.jpeg AC1B725C-B630-4F2B-89E6-1E97D2502D54.jpeg
     
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    NTSB reports?
     
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    Ah yes, another engineering major undergraduate capstone project yai. Looks like they might make some of your money back retailing homemade honeycomb panels. Who knows, maybe they'll end up with a parts and materials business with enough profit to net them the discretionary life to buy an A36 Bo and be done with it :rofl:.
     
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    Well the bede is one example, there was the guy who lawn darted a PC12 with his family, the icon acidents, early circus stuff etc

    Just marketing high performance planes to low performance pilots, or worse non pilots.
     
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    I like the concept, just a little hot rod built for speed and not much else.
     
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    Well if pro pilots weren't such Taco Cabana tortilla flippers, Pilatus would be able to market these damned things to them, instead of your computer sophistry neighbors with all the spending cash...:stirpot:
     
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    Van's Aircraft? The largest GA manufacturer by volume.

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    Of airplane parts maybe. I expect my transportation conveyances fully assembled when they are sold to me.
     
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    Lol, as much as I like the PC-12, it’s not what I’d fly for my me time.

    Only upgrade I’d debate would be a turbine beaver amphib or a PC6 amphib, and for me that really would just be spending money to spend money compared to my current ride.
     
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    I've been pretty impressed by their quality of work so far: https://www.facebook.com/darkaeroinc/

    I just wish, like with Raptor, that they would have started with a conventional Lycoming / Continental engine.
     
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    I predict with a 200 hp naturally aspirated engine, 215 kt cruise. All up completed IFR will be $180K. Basically a carbon Lancair360. Personally, I’d go with a Barracuda and a well backed company.
     
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    How many are flying? If none, how many kits delivered?
     
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    None, none...none.