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benbeny
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G280 structure vs Aero Commander

Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:30 am

While G280 is practically heavily modded Aero Commander, how much structures of G280 retains from Aero Commander?

Thank you in advance
 
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Re: G280 structure vs Aero Commander

Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:33 pm

Wasn't it the IAI Westwind and, therefore, G100/150 that owes its origins to the AeroCommander? I always thought the IAI Galaxy was a clean sheet design; obviously heavily modified and lightened by Gulfstream into the G250/280.
 
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Re: G280 structure vs Aero Commander

Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:16 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulfstream_G200
They said it was based on Westwind. I don't know how accurate it is, though
 
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Re: G280 structure vs Aero Commander

Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:16 pm

Zero, the Aero Commander was a piston twin and even the Jet Commander was entirely redone for the Westwind. And the Galaxy was different than the Westwind.

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Re: G280 structure vs Aero Commander

Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:05 am

Actually the pedigree goes...Aero Commander, Turbo Commander, Jet Commander, Westwind, Astra, Galaxy.

I flew both the AC690 Turbo Commander and IAI 1125 Astra (later G-100) for many years and although they look difffernet much of the systems design remained as the planes were developed. I would bet the original Aero Commander and Galaxy are somehow related in this manner too...just might not appear to at first glance.
 
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Re: G280 structure vs Aero Commander

Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:50 am

So, the Jet Commander is the G 025? As long as they got rid of that goofy nose wheel steering non-system.

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