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A new plane for Kit?

Post by nicolai » Tue May 13, 2014 1:25 am

Was browsing around the internet and found this. I know Kit likes the jets, but this is one sweet propeller twin, if a tad pricey. Plus it's very fast (402 knots TAS, 10-15 knots slower than the Citation CJ's) and has enough headroom for everyone but Stav, Marcus and Nick. If I was rich, it would be a hard choice between this and a King Air (price vs performance/operating cost). And Jessie can fly it.
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Re: A new plane for Kit?

Post by GBLW » Tue May 13, 2014 3:59 am

nicolai wrote:Was browsing around the internet and found this. I know Kit likes the jets, but this is one sweet propeller twin, if a tad pricey. Plus it's very fast (402 knots TAS, 10-15 knots slower than the Citation CJ's) and has enough headroom for everyone but Stav, Marcus and Nick. If I was rich, it would be a hard choice between this and a King Air (price vs performance/operating cost). And Jessie can fly it.
Yep, looks fast, (reminds me of a pregnant harbour seal though- especially nose on) VERY expensive and I'd be willing to bet the parts would be a bearcat to obtain in North America. (Sorry, but I've heard a friend bitch about getting parts for his Lamborghini!)
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Re: A new plane for Kit?

Post by nicolai » Tue May 13, 2014 11:02 pm

Yes, it's expensive, at $7.2M. On the other hand, a new C90 King Air is over $3.6M. So twice the price. Not too outrageous considering what you get. The price is similar to a CJ3 ($7.5M).

Parts? Might be a problem, but the kind of folks who can afford one of these aren't known for patience, so the company would be wise to be prepared. They have two US centers, one on each coast. A bit inconvenient for Kit. Service would be available in Dallas, though, if not in Austin. (Lambo parts? Having to wait for parts is part of the mystique.) :lol:

The shape is indicative of advanced aerodynamic design, there's actually some lifting body effect in flight. For me, at least, appearance is less important than function. And that shape provides 5'9"+ of headroom. The King Air and Citation CJ's offer only about 4'8". Getting Citation CJ performance levels for 40% less operating cost makes it pretty attractive.

Besides which, I like the pusher design.
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Re: A new plane for Kit?

Post by GBLW » Wed May 14, 2014 6:18 am

nicolai wrote:Yes, it's expensive, at $7.2M. On the other hand, a new C90 King Air is over $3.6M. So twice the price. Not too outrageous considering what you get. The price is similar to a CJ3 ($7.5M).
(clip) Getting Citation CJ performance levels for 40% less operating cost makes it pretty attractive.
Besides which, I like the pusher design.
Yes, but ALL aircraft are expensive - that's why I've never owned one. A friend took me for a flight in a homebuilt when I was 16 and I was hooked. From then on I made it a habit to befriend anyone I met who owned a plane. :lol:
Oh, and I like pushers too - jet engines, not turboprops - My two dream machines for the last few years have been the early Learjets for a plane and the Bell Jet Ranger for a chopper (Okay, so a chopper is sort of a turboprop turned 90 degrees, but so what. it's a neat machine.)
To be honest, the last time I even flew commercially was August 2000 - with my back, every time I get into a car I cross my fingers and hope that we don't get into a serious accident. There's a good chance that if I was thrown about very hard in a car accident or was in a rough landing in a plane, I wouldn't be able walk afterward. (I suffer from a combination of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Spinalstenosis.)
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Re: A new plane for Kit?

Post by Wolfee » Sun Jun 08, 2014 5:47 pm

Looks like rip-off of a Beechcraft Starship.

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Re: A new plane for Kit?

Post by nicolai » Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:53 pm

GBLW - that's a rough combination. Best wishes on that. I haven't flown commercial myself in at least that long; I object to being treated like a criminal just for wanting to travel on a plane.

Wolfee - There are a lot of differences between the two. A Starship may have been one of the inspirations for the designers, but the result is very different.
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