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by 426Shadow
Mon Aug 09, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the PiperJet fly one last time?
Replies: 2
Views: 1012

Re: Did the PiperJet fly one last time?

codc10 wrote:
Likely a data or reporting error. The "real" N360PJ is sadly just a museum piece at LAL and the N-number has not been re-registered to another aircraft.


Yeah I figured as much.

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by 426Shadow
Mon Aug 09, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the PiperJet fly one last time?
Replies: 2
Views: 1012

Did the PiperJet fly one last time?

Was randomly reminiscing the different single engine jets that didn’t make it and subsequently ended up typing in the N number of the sole PiperJet. To my surprise it actually had a FlightAware hit. So is this legit or is another plane using the tail number? https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N360P...

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by 426Shadow
Wed Jul 14, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to hire 2000 pilots in the next 3 years
Replies: 68
Views: 7164

Re: Ryanair to hire 2000 pilots in the next 3 years

I also believe that the total pay package is not nearly as bad as it is made out to be. Otherwise why would thousands of pilots fly for Ryanair? Replace the last part with: Work for Amazon, Work for Walmart, Work for McDonalds, or any other crappy place to work and the phrase makes just as much sen...

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by 426Shadow
Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Price of Full Motion Simulators
Replies: 7
Views: 2688

Re: Price of Full Motion Simulators

Trimeresurus wrote:

Edit:Same also applies to other things that have insane price tags like the F-35 helmet which is close to $800k, which is even more shocking than the airliner simulator's price. How many people work on it?


The helmet doesn't cost that much anymore. Its closer to $300,000.

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by 426Shadow
Sat May 29, 2021 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New PBS documentary on electric aircraft (video)
Replies: 10
Views: 1626

Re: New PBS documentary on electric aircraft (video)

There are two things that are certain: First, the future of aircraft looks physically ugly. Second, they will charge you the same or more while claiming the operating costs are cheaper.

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by 426Shadow
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order
Replies: 637
Views: 108198

Re: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order

For all the people screaming about "Southwest having a single type and all eggs in one basket is "insert obviously not well thought out argument" let me remind you: Jetstar Japan Scoot Endeavor Air WestJet Aeromexico Frontier Airlines Spirit Airlines IndiGo (minus the ATR's) Air India...

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by 426Shadow
Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Ground Attack Platform
Replies: 33
Views: 2710

Re: Best Ground Attack Platform

Best ground attack aircraft? AGM-86 ALCM with the W80 warhead.

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by 426Shadow
Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Ground Attack Platform
Replies: 33
Views: 2710

Re: Best Ground Attack Platform

4) Mainline fighter like F-16, Typhoon: VERY expensive . Possibly too fast for true map-of-the-earth. More safe from MANPADS especially if attacking from high altitude. Also useful for air-air, deep strike, etc. Maybe you could operate 3 of these for the cost of 2 stealthy fighters. 5) Stealthy fig...

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by 426Shadow
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What would a modern heavy bomber look like?
Replies: 78
Views: 6936

Re: What would a modern heavy bomber look like?

You had to know that answer to this before you asked. Exactly like a B-2 or B-21. If you want to go ultra modern, no cockpit. Either way its going to be a flying wing as speed is much more expensive than stealth.

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by 426Shadow
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lest We Forget -- The Early Days Of The B727 With Four Crashes
Replies: 35
Views: 5992

Re: Lest We Forget -- The Early Days Of The B727 With Four Crashes

While true, it’s 60 years later and the expectations have (and should have) changed. Boeing has an additional 60 years of experience behind them and should have used that experience on what to do and not to do. I think it’s clear that corners were cut by Boeing in an attempt to get the plane to mar...

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by 426Shadow
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lest We Forget -- The Early Days Of The B727 With Four Crashes
Replies: 35
Views: 5992

Re: Lest We Forget -- The Early Days Of The B727 With Four Crashes

While true, it’s 60 years later and the expectations have (and should have) changed. Boeing has an additional 60 years of experience behind them and should have used that experience on what to do and not to do. I think it’s clear that corners were cut by Boeing in an attempt to get the plane to mar...

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by 426Shadow
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C27J news ?
Replies: 42
Views: 4224

Re: C27J news ?

Very interesting. Which makes me wonder why the trend from four to two engines in commercial airliners doesn't seem to apply here. Certainly bigger propellers with lower disk loading should give more efficiency, and there seems to be plenty of clearance for bigger props. I don't know much about wha...

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by 426Shadow
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: C130H vs C130J speed
Replies: 18
Views: 3916

Re: C130H vs C130J speed

A major factor not being considered is the altitude at which these speeds are achieved. Maybe the J model flies higher and in addition doesn't loose as much horsepower while doing so.

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by 426Shadow
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much less thrust does a modern high bypass turbofan engine generates at cruise altitude as opposed to sea level?
Replies: 25
Views: 3476

Re: How much less thrust does a modern high bypass turbofan engine generates at cruise altitude as opposed to sea level?

... You may for example (made up numbers BTW) have a CF6 with cruise fan exhaust velocity of 500 mph and a core exhaust velocity of 620 mph. Obviously airliners typically don't cruise at 620 mph but they do typically cruise faster than 500mph. I don't understand. The fan exhaust velocity is in rela...

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by 426Shadow
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much less thrust does a modern high bypass turbofan engine generates at cruise altitude as opposed to sea level?
Replies: 25
Views: 3476

Re: How much less thrust does a modern high bypass turbofan engine generates at cruise altitude as opposed to sea level?

But how does thrust fall with increasing speed? Who says it falls? :scratchchin: Him: It is very dependent on bypass ratio. A GE90-115B will have a bigger thrust lapse than a JT8D. The main reason for this is the fact that the closer you get to your exhaust speed in relation to your forward speed (...

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by 426Shadow
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much less thrust does a modern high bypass turbofan engine generates at cruise altitude as opposed to sea level?
Replies: 25
Views: 3476

Re: How much less thrust does a modern high bypass turbofan engine generates at cruise altitude as opposed to sea level?

It is very dependent on bypass ratio. A GE90-115B will have a bigger thrust lapse than a JT8D. The main reason for this is the fact that the closer you get to your exhaust speed in relation to your forward speed (in the atmosphere) the less thrust you create. Since turbojets and low bypass turbofans...

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by 426Shadow
Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: New PC For MSFS 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 7018

Re: New PC For MSFS 2020

It's Super Overkill but if you have the money, F-k it and just future proof it. VR is going to be hell on the computer anyway so you'll be ready for that.

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by 426Shadow
Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trumps B757
Replies: 59
Views: 7270

Re: President Trumps B757

You really think the dude can afford a 787? He aint doin THAT good.

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by 426Shadow
Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing studied revamp of 737-10 prior to pandemic
Replies: 146
Views: 30440

Re: Boeing turning attention to 737-10

Engineers at Boeing must be getting paid to play solitaire all day. What a boring job. They aren’t allowed to create and design and inject ingenuity and new tech. They are tasked with endless landing gear tweaks, winglets, engine tweeks and a new tail cone on a 1960’s airframe. Ridiculous. Apparent...

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by 426Shadow
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: MS Flight Simulator: Buy now or wait for a sale?
Replies: 7
Views: 2593

Re: MS Flight Simulator: Buy now or wait for a sale?

Personally, I would just skip getting MSFS2020. Despite the scenery and things like that, the game is way too overpriced for what you get. If you want a good flight experience, just slightly dated, just go with FSX. There is far more downloadable content and the basegame is much cheaper than the ne...

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by 426Shadow
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NAWS China Lake F/A-18 Crash
Replies: 17
Views: 2597

Re: NAWS China Lake F/A-18 Crash

"Let me see what Geico says".

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by 426Shadow
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How can turboprops like C-130 and A400M cruise at the same height and speed as jets?
Replies: 34
Views: 5298

Re: How can turboprops like C-130 and A400M cruise at the same height and speed as jets?

Read what I wrote and read what you wrote. I said no J models will get 8 blades. I never said 8 bladed props would get fitted to the J model. Swapping perfectly good 6 blade props to 8 blade props would not be worth the cost of certification. From the very first post I said a future new build varia...

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by 426Shadow
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out/entry into service
Replies: 212
Views: 47440

Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

What a tail! A220 is definitely one of the most comfortable rides you can be on. Can't wait for this to be deployed system wide Isn't the comfort mostly dependent on the seats and not what plane they reside in? Ok so noise is a factor but the cheap general public doesn't care about that like fanboy...

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by 426Shadow
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How can turboprops like C-130 and A400M cruise at the same height and speed as jets?
Replies: 34
Views: 5298

Re: How can turboprops like C-130 and A400M cruise at the same height and speed as jets?

There is no plan to fit the 8 blade props on the J model. There was for the older models though and it was thoroughly tested. We also tested winglet's on the J model but that kind of died out. Source: I work at LM Marietta. That is not what I have heard. Around 160 C-130H aircraft will be getting f...

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by 426Shadow
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How can turboprops like C-130 and A400M cruise at the same height and speed as jets?
Replies: 34
Views: 5298

Re: How can turboprops like C-130 and A400M cruise at the same height and speed as jets?

There is no plan to fit the 8 blade props on the J model. There was for the older models though and it was thoroughly tested. We also tested winglet's on the J model but that kind of died out. Source: I work at LM Marietta. Maybe that is C130 specific, the Russians have a rich history in this area....

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by 426Shadow
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How can turboprops like C-130 and A400M cruise at the same height and speed as jets?
Replies: 34
Views: 5298

Re: How can turboprops like C-130 and A400M cruise at the same height and speed as jets?

I do expect an 8 blade prop and more powerful engines to be fitted to the C-130 to reduce takeoff run by 20%, improve range by 20% and increase speed by 10%. It will be the first aircraft to remain in production for 100 years. There is no plan to fit the 8 blade props on the J model. There was for ...

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by 426Shadow
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Few questions about the A310 (and A300)
Replies: 33
Views: 6325

Re: Few questions about the A310 (and A300)

I'll add that the wing/fuselage fairing is by no means only there for area ruling. Its other major function is smoothing out airflow and the wing/fuselage interface. Due to the two different shapes meeting, there are complex and frequently turbulent interactions in this area. Thank you very much fo...

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by 426Shadow
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Boeing use the "Max" name again?
Replies: 43
Views: 5019

Re: Will Boeing use the "Max" name again?

Not a chance. They'll want to put this all behind them as soon as possible. (It was always a pretty stupid name anyway.) Airbus A350 "XWB" has left the chat. A320 "NEO" has left the chat. I'm not sure what "left the chat" means. XWB is pretty silly and I never use it. ...

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by 426Shadow
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Boeing use the "Max" name again?
Replies: 43
Views: 5019

Re: Will Boeing use the "Max" name again?

PM wrote:
Not a chance. They'll want to put this all behind them as soon as possible. (It was always a pretty stupid name anyway.)


Airbus A350 "XWB" has left the chat. A320 "NEO" has left the chat.

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by 426Shadow
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is It Worth Pursuing an Airline/Aviation Management Degree?
Replies: 5
Views: 1352

Re: Is It Worth Pursuing an Airline/Aviation Management Degree?

Or, is it recommended to go for the other path - some sort of statistics, business, management, or finance degree and then aim for the aviation industry? Are there any colleges/universities you'd recommend that fall under these two categories? I'm looking for some backup aviation/business schools i...

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by 426Shadow
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 147
Views: 89877

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

The sim recommended high settings but runs like crap at high and doesn't run well either at medium. I even took it down to low and it's still not smooth and consistent.

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by 426Shadow
Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Can the F22 accelerate through M1 without afterburners?
Replies: 7
Views: 2063

Re: Can the F22 accelerate through M1 without afterburners?

I don’t know, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it could. I was waiting to go at the end of Edwards’ runway watching a test F-22 depart in basic engine with an F-16 in chase. The F-16 was 8b fill blower and slowly losing out. Impressive power. Well I saw a lot more test flights than you have consideri...

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by 426Shadow
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 147
Views: 89877

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

That surprises me. There's been a 737 since I first started way back on FS98. Ah well, if we can get used to no Meigs Field then the loss of the 737 will be fine. No doubt there'll be expansions on the horizon, as you say. I think I'm going to try the standard edition on Game Pass to see how well m...

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by 426Shadow
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Video for Aviation Enthusiasts
Replies: 9
Views: 1942

Re: A Video for Aviation Enthusiasts

MrBretz wrote:
Wonderful. How fast were they going?


If you can figure out the flap setting by looking then you can determine the maximum speed based on flap limit speeds.

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by 426Shadow
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1753
Views: 52646

Re: Emirates Retires First A380

The failure of the A380 has manifested itself so thoroughly that it is going out of production. Yet, people are still postulating wild theories on this thread. The A380 is too big, too heavy, to inefficient, and too expensive. The day of the quad jet is over You bout to make some people in here cry...

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by 426Shadow
Wed May 20, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 398
Views: 41360

Re: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread

Anyone else notice that the left-hand outboard exhaust pipe is pointing upwards but the right-hand outboard one is in the typical configuration? Think that is on purpose? https://airlinegeeks.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Cessna-SkyCourier-First-Flight-1-1920x1281.jpg https://www.ainonline.com/site...

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by 426Shadow
Fri May 15, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future KC-10 replacement options?
Replies: 123
Views: 11610

Re: Future KC-10 replacement options?

I am a Lockheed employee and sometimes a Boeing cheerleader but the way I see it, I think we could use a slice of that pie along with Airbus with the A330 tanker. The military is not a jobs distribution program. Going more strictly on-subject, the KC-46 renders redundant the capabilities of both th...

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by 426Shadow
Fri May 15, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future KC-10 replacement options?
Replies: 123
Views: 11610

Re: Future KC-10 replacement options?

I am a Lockheed employee and sometimes a Boeing cheerleader but the way I see it, I think we could use a slice of that pie along with Airbus with the A330 tanker. We are already picking spots here for production so they may be jumping the gun like what happened to Greenville with the T-50 but its a ...

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by 426Shadow
Fri May 08, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin
Replies: 97
Views: 25826

Re: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin

Fliplot wrote:
A human did that damage to a landing airceaft?! Wow!


Have you seen what a 10 pound goose does? What did you expect from a person who could have weighed over 20 times as much?

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by 426Shadow
Thu May 07, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why So Slow?
Replies: 3
Views: 1403

Re: Why So Slow?

Are you sure you aren't thinking about the Yak-40? Because that one has a straight wing which will always have the ability to fly slower than a swept one.

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by 426Shadow
Sat May 02, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: N1/N2 RPM question
Replies: 3
Views: 1227

Re: N1/N2 RPM question

TL:DR The N1 turbine speed is limited by the fan that is connected to it. This is why Geared Turbofans are technically more efficient (this way you can let the turbine spin closer to the speed that it actually wants to and gear the speed down for the fan). Also you need a lot of torque to turn the f...

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by 426Shadow
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 152923

Re: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer

As far as I am concerned, the only good thing to come out of this is pretty much killing off any possibility of the KC-390 invading C-130J territory. Job security is king. Which jobs ? Yours ? The over 7,000 in plant people here at Marietta, plus the 30,000 or so jobs we support just in the local a...

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by 426Shadow
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 152923

Re: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer

As far as I am concerned, the only good thing to come out of this is pretty much killing off any possibility of the KC-390 invading C-130J territory. Job security is king.

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by 426Shadow
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Throttle/Thrust Settings, How's It Work?
Replies: 12
Views: 2178

Re: Throttle/Thrust Settings, How's It Work?

Clearly this guy is a troll. I commend the calm responses by you all, but this guy sounds like he wondered into this place with all the wrong ideas in mind.

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by 426Shadow
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Govt approves sale of KC-46 to Israel
Replies: 14
Views: 1865

Re: US Govt approves sale of KC-46 to Israel

OK great for Boeing and all but why does Israel even need aerial refueling? They don't fly far enough outside of their borders to even warrant drop tanks on their airplanes.

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by 426Shadow
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: why is the rc plane hobby a problem in the us
Replies: 7
Views: 1845

Re: why is the rc plane hobby a problem in the us

what do you mean by short and sweet I meant without getting into a 3 paragraph dissertation about what I feel happened. what? so is that bad ? Me and over 30,000 others who wrote to the FAA about it think it is. Power in numbers. Think about it. They don't even require ultralights to have and N num...

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by 426Shadow
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: why is the rc plane hobby a problem in the us
Replies: 7
Views: 1845

Re: why is the rc plane hobby a problem in the us

Short and sweet? Easy to fly drones in the hands of idiots with no skill and no regard for safety have forced the FAA into panic mode and they are trying to suck traditional model aviation in with it. what do you mean by short and sweet I meant without getting into a 3 paragraph dissertation about ...

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by 426Shadow
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: why is the rc plane hobby a problem in the us
Replies: 7
Views: 1845

Re: why is the rc plane hobby a problem in the us

Short and sweet?

Easy to fly drones in the hands of idiots with no skill and no regard for safety have forced the FAA into panic mode and they are trying to suck traditional model aviation in with it.

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