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User currently offlineJtb106 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1201 times:

I see that the CV-880 restoration project is selling off an straight turbojet engine to help pay for the project. Anybody who can't get enough of one, and who really hates their neighbors can have one in their front yard. Or if they want their car to go REAAALLY fast!

http://www.convair880.com/880parts.html

j

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User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3397 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1094 times:

That would look great on my front lawn it may melt the siding on my house though. My neightbors would love me for it. LOL

User currently offlineDrukAir_BAe146 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1078 times:

I am confused. You think that turbojet fans actually read this message board? I thought only the turbines read it...

User currently offlineN-156F From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1060 times:

Hmmm...I wonder what this would look like on top of my car...

Perhaps an afterburner to boot?  Smile


User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4200 posts, RR: 37
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1057 times:

I bet that thing would make one heck of a convection oven....


Chicks dig winglets.
User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1032 times:

Now THAT would be away to take care of the leaves come autumn!


Get your patchouli stink outta my store!
User currently offlineJetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1026 times:

Hey how about using it as a snow blower or better yet, a community hair dryer?


User currently offlineCicadajet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1019 times:

well if they get this off the ground, it will be the first civilian jet airliner saved as a flying example won't it? That would be quite an accomplishment. All these warbirds but no one attempting to secure and preserve a flyable Comet, Caravelle, or even 707 or DC-8 until it is almost (or is perhaps) too late. I hope these guys can pull it off.

tom


User currently offlineJtb106 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 999 times:

...You guys are killin' me! Nice visuals...

User currently offlineCsavel From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1363 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 968 times:

Just curious.
Their website states that,
"8483H then set another record at which it still holds from LGA to FLL of 1 hour, 43 minutes gate to gate, which was set in 1962. "

I was surprised that four engine jets (C880's, 90's DC-8s 707s) ever flew out of LGA. Can anyone enlighten me?




I may be ugly. I may be an American. But don't call me an ugly American.
User currently offlineCicadajet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 954 times:

I certainly did not see ANY DC-8s or 707s at LGA during the 60s or 70s, so I rather doubt 4 engine jets flew there - however I can't say that I know the Convair jets runway needs and there were not many of these planes, so I can't say it never happened. One person actually posted to a forum comprised of airline foamers that a relative informed him a 747 landed at LGA during the very early days of practices or PR or something like that. I found this very hard to believe..but no one contested it, so who knows?

User currently offlineArt at ISP From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 182 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 945 times:

I can assure you all that a 747 NEVER landed at LGA. The runways are built on pylons into the water, and they are seriously weight restricted, and could never hold the weight.

There were also never any DC-8's or 707's at LGA--the runways were and still are much too short to accomodate such aircraft--they had balanced field length requirements of 9000-11000 feet depending on weather and model, and the runways at LGA are only 7000 feet long.

The largest aircraft to use LGA were DC-10-10's and L-1011-1's. The L-1011 is still an occasional visitor via DL. These are severely weight restricted, and are therefore limited to short range flights.

Regards

Art at ISP


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