beauing
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Honda Jet Makes First Public Flight

Sat Jul 30, 2005 7:14 am

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Honda Motor Co., conducted the first public test flight of its experimental small jet plane as the company considers whether to enter the aircraft business.

Honda began tests of the plane, which carries as many as six people, in December 2003. The HondaJet cruises 10 percent faster, has a cabin that is 30 percent larger and has a range that is about 40 percent greater on 14 percent less thrust than Textron Inc.'s Cessna CJI+.

The plane can cruise at 420 knots at 30,000 feet, and can fly as high as 41,000 feet. The jet has aluminum wings, a fuselage made of composite plastics, and two Honda HF118 turbofan jet engines, mounted above its wings.

The automaker has no current plan to ask the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to certify the HondaJet for sale to the public.

Honda in October formed a joint venture with General Electric Co., the world's biggest jet-engine maker, to market the engines used on the HondaJet.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...00101&sid=aPdSuEY0vZ70&refer=japan
 
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RE: Honda Jet Makes First Public Flight

Sat Jul 30, 2005 7:40 am

We want pictures! Big grin
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SkyexRamper
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RE: Honda Jet Makes First Public Flight

Sat Jul 30, 2005 8:32 am

I sent the pics to be uploaded....it was sweet seeing it fly publicly for the first time at Air Venture 2005.
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HAWK21M
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RE: Honda Jet Makes First Public Flight

Sat Jul 30, 2005 3:12 pm

Yeah Looking fwd to see the Pics.
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RE: Honda Jet Makes First Public Flight

Sun Jul 31, 2005 1:47 am

There was honda Jet in CMH 4 days ago. All white with a blue tail fin and Honda in red on the engines.
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flyman33178
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RE: Honda Jet Makes First Public Flight

Sun Jul 31, 2005 1:48 am

http://world.honda.com/HDTV/news/2003-c031216_2a/

short movie about the aircraft back in 2003
 
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RE: Honda Jet Makes First Public Flight

Sun Jul 31, 2005 1:51 am

Here's a pic from the Honda website:
http://images.google.ca/imgres?imgur...um%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN

I wonder if the engines have VTEC?  Silly
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SkyexRamper
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RE: Honda Jet Makes First Public Flight

Sun Jul 31, 2005 2:00 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 4):

The pics should be up at MyAviation.net soon...guess very rare pics aren't welcome here at A.net.
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RE: Honda Jet Makes First Public Flight

Sun Jul 31, 2005 2:14 am

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 7):

the site says it offers remarkable cabin space..for how many?? confused 
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RE: Honda Jet Makes First Public Flight

Sun Jul 31, 2005 2:33 am

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beauing
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RE: Honda Jet Makes First Public Flight

Sun Jul 31, 2005 2:34 am

Quoting Aseem (Reply 9):
it offers remarkable cabin space..for how many??



Quoting Beauing (Thread starter):
the plane, which carries as many as six people
 
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RE: Honda Jet Makes First Public Flight

Sun Jul 31, 2005 3:21 am

My pics are up at myaviaiton.net:


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RE: Honda Jet Makes First Public Flight

Sun Jul 31, 2005 3:22 am


MyAviation.net photo:
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aseem
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RE: Honda Jet Makes First Public Flight

Sun Jul 31, 2005 4:03 am

what's so special about this plane? Is it because it is first from Honda, that is Japanese entry into the market or some technical innovation?
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stirling
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RE: Honda Jet Makes First Public Flight

Sun Jul 31, 2005 4:18 am

Interesting engine mounting....
ala' VFW614, but swept back.
Any reason given for the unconvential placement?
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RE: Honda Jet Makes First Public Flight

Sun Jul 31, 2005 5:07 am

nice looking plane....
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harry
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RE: Honda Jet Makes First Public Flight

Sun Jul 31, 2005 5:11 am

wow.......cool...
does anyone know the price of this jet?
do you think it's going to be cheaper cessna ones?
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RE: Honda Jet Makes First Public Flight

Sun Jul 31, 2005 5:20 am

Where do they put the pull start?

I can't help but wonder if they are trying to build up demmand for it by claiming that they won't US cert. it so the public will think they can't get it.

I should also mention that this isn't the only Japanese designed bizjet out there. The Beechjet is still is production and is the old Mitsubishi Dimond airframe.
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RE: Honda Jet Makes First Public Flight

Sun Jul 31, 2005 5:21 am

Citations have a very big part of the market, same with lears. They have earned their spot in the market and its hard for this little bird to start pushing its way onto Citation flyers.
 
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RE: Honda Jet Makes First Public Flight

Sun Jul 31, 2005 5:33 am

Quoting Jetter2 (Reply 19):
They have earned their spot in the market and its hard for this little bird to start pushing its way onto Citation flyers.

They don't care about the Citation flyers, it's the KingAir and Baron flyers they're after.
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SkyexRamper
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RE: Honda Jet Makes First Public Flight

Sun Jul 31, 2005 8:25 am

The honda jet is for now only a prototype to test this type of engine mounting and new avionics. So I think everyone can forget the idea of seeing these for sale any time soon.

What's so special about this plane, well this is really the first time its been put on public display and the first flight in front of a public audience
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RE: Honda Jet Makes First Public Flight

Sun Jul 31, 2005 8:45 am

There is an article with pictures about this aircraft in this months issue of AOPA.

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RE: Honda Jet Makes First Public Flight

Sun Jul 31, 2005 8:49 am

I may be way out of line in asking this, but in the future, would Honda ever consider a widebody a/c to compete directly with Airbus and Boeing?

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RE: Honda Jet Makes First Public Flight

Sun Jul 31, 2005 11:46 am

Quoting Aa777jr (Reply 23):
I may be way out of line in asking this, but in the future, would Honda ever consider a widebody a/c to compete directly with Airbus and Boeing?

HUH!?

This by no means states that Honda is in the aerospace industry. The Honda Jet was developed and built under a team of a few people like under 100. They have no interest in joining the airplane building industry.
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RE: Honda Jet Makes First Public Flight

Sun Jul 31, 2005 11:54 am

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 7):
I wonder if the engines have VTEC?

VTEC is for IC engines not jet, but do expect some earth shattering technology from the world's largest engine maker.
Looks like Honda is not just satisfied with leading the pack with motorcycles.

By the way what about Toyota ? does any one have pics about its rumoured turbo - prop aeroplane ?
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RE: Honda Jet Makes First Public Flight

Sun Jul 31, 2005 12:15 pm

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 7):
I wonder if the engines have VTEC?

probably I-VTEC 

Quoting Vivek0072 (Reply 25):
Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 7):
I wonder if the engines have VTEC?

VTEC is for IC engines not jet

Vivek, ACDC8 was just joking

I think toyota also has looked into something like this in the past.

This HondaJet idea is extremely similar as to how Honda entered the US car market.... remember the first civics? Start small, efficient and cheap.

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RE: Honda Jet Makes First Public Flight

Sun Jul 31, 2005 12:34 pm

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 7):
I wonder if the engines have VTEC?

would it take my acura's VTEC??  biggrin 
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vivek0072
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RE: Honda Jet Makes First Public Flight

Sun Jul 31, 2005 3:32 pm

I got it that it was a joke about VTEC.

Quoting BandA (Reply 26):
Start small, efficient and cheap

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RE: Honda Jet Makes First Public Flight

Sun Jul 31, 2005 4:29 pm


MyAviation.net photo:
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Looks Good. bigthumbsup 
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RE: Honda Jet Makes First Public Flight

Sun Jul 31, 2005 4:35 pm

Looks like a cross between the Premier 1 and the Beechjet 400A and then they added winglets.
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