Media starts off 2018 with a bang...

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  1. dans2992

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    Good god, how many things are wrong about this article. It would be funny if it weren’t so sad how badly the media misunderstands aviation (or even basic things, like cruise speeds, and the difference between a jet and a piston)

    http://flip.it/2ux5aZ
     
  2. overdrive148

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    "The aircraft is ideal for experienced hobby pilots or novice fliers."

    I can't stand that line in any article.
     
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    You actually consider Flipboard, "The media?" That would be laughable if it weren't so sad... I finally figured out how to silence the POS on my Samsung... Glory days!
     
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    Hey now... don't discount that smokin' hot 150 knt cruise in a 2 place tandem. That's worth $200k investment, isn't it?
     
  5. dans2992

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    Not Flipboard, but “Business Insider” which generally attempts to be “the media”...
     
  6. Omalley1537

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    Must have the same writer from Airplane Repo that says Piper Cherokees are a “favorite of Executives everywhere”...
     
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    Up to 20% or more!

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    Cool little jet..... I hear it even has a hyperbole drive.
     
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    Shopshirt Pre-takeoff checklist

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    With a name like Black Shape Prime I expected it to be....I dunno...blacker.

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    Good looking bird though.
     
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    Cool little plane. Article wasn't that bad guys.
     
  11. Timbeck2

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    WTF is an "anti blast" fuel tank?
     
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    "...luxury two-seater aircraft that flies like a high-end sports car."

    Last high end sports car I saw fly was in Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
     
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    So, it's an RV8A?
     
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    mscard88 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    There's been quite a few that end up flying. There was one recently, think it was a celebrity that took out a brand new Ferrari he had just purchased.

    "Brother can't drive" he says lol.

     
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    Will it make ludicrous speed?
     
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    It will do 174 mph. That is only ludicrous speed if the hyperbole drive is engaged.
     
  17. dans2992

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    Other than calling it a “jet” and saying that it’s speed rivals commercial airliners... :)
     
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    Well technically a Cessna Caravan is a commercial airliner....

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    You just looked at the pictures, didn't you.

    Nauga,
    who wants one a' them "powerful Rotax" jets
     
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    Damn busted again! Twice in one night, Sac now you man.
     
  21. Eric Gleason

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    The author identifies himself as a pilot, but I guess he's the type of pilot who doesn't read about many planes.
     
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