Super Guppy (Mighty Planes)

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  1. AggieMike88

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    I wonder if this might be Ted's MU-2 replacement
     
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    Used to come in occasionally at an Air Force base I was at. I swear when it took off the mains lifted off a few seconds before the nose wheel did, wheelbarrow effect.
     
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    It definitely lands nosewheel first ...

     
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    I wonder how long they expect that <mostly> C-97 airframe to last?
     
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    Forever if it is cheaper to maintain it vs building a new one.

    But given the fact that there is at least one newer one ... ???
     
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    The new Boeing "Guppy".


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    Airbus has one too.
     
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    I walked through one at Andrews one time. It's nuts looking when you are standing on the front catwalk with the nose open.
     
  10. Ted DuPuis

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    One of those engines at ground idle probably burns as much as both of the MU-2 engines at cruise power...

    Long body MU-2 would be the next logical step since the cabin is twice the size of the short body, but that would require either a communal hangar or a box hangar that's 4x the cost of the T-hangar that we currently have. Fuel burn goes up a bit, insurance would be about the same.
     
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    Wonder what the demonstrated crosswind component is on that sucker
     
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    All hail the puppy guppy!
     
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    I've seen a couple of them there at the Boeing factory. Think they bring sections of the 787s built at other locations.
     
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    Somehow my wife would find a way to fill this thing up with luggage.
     
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    Am I the only one who noticed that they didn't wear any safety glasses or gloves when replacing that windshield?
     
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