September 24, 2014

Do Want!




Of course this is likely to be rather more my realistic. 

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1 Allow me to remind you of your recent run of luck with cars.  Then ask yourself if you REALLY want one of these...

Posted by: Wonderduck at Wed Sep 24 09:43:55 2014 (BCjxQ)

2 Takikawa is lovely. And yes, I corrected the spelling.

I have to say though, TF looks like a handful to fly and there's no structure to protect the pilot in case of a rough landing. This project seems quite suicidal to me.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Wed Sep 24 14:00:05 2014 (RqRa5)

3 As cool as the idea is, and as much as I liked Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, I'm with Pete Zaitcev on this one--even that short test flight looked to me like the pilot was flirting with disaster.  I wonder just how powerful that jet engine is, though; that engine in an updated version of the old Bede BD-5J microjet might make for a fun little airplane.

Posted by: Peter the Not-so-Great at Wed Sep 24 17:47:09 2014 (2eP1J)

4 Sonex Subsonex with T-100 seems like a much better airplane than BD-5J. Jim Bede in general had a rather controversial reputation in aviation circles, or so I heard. BTW, the company's website still lists 200 knots top speed for a 150 hp BD-4D. I think even fans of Whittman Tailwind weren't quite so enthusiastic.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Wed Sep 24 21:34:57 2014 (RqRa5)

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