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Discussion in 'Australia' started by Steve355F1, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. moretti

    moretti Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Solo , or with training wheels ??
     
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  2. Steve355F1

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    It’s not massively fast, as it is designed to be able to land and take-off very slowly (for a jet).
    It top speed is Mach 0.74. Max cruise is re 440kt (815km/h). Normal cruise at 43,000ft is around 410kt.

    And yes I have redlined it a few times already. It’s very easy to do. :D
     
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  3. Steve355F1

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    Still have a Pilatus pilot sitting next to me. There are minimum hours requirements which I’ve now pretty much met.
    First flight completely in my own will be next week.
     
  4. knocker

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    Fantastic!! With a good tail wind you could go supersonic again congratulations


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  5. IanB

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    I watched a great doco on Prime last night, "Thud Pilots" about the Vietnam Thunderchief bomber pilots.

    Amazing aircraft, carried more bombs than a B17, yet top speed Mach 2.

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  6. FazzerPorscheman

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    Bring it on a GG.
     
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  7. IanB

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    it'd be the only way to overtake Klink :)
     
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  8. Aircon

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    He does hog the road, doesn't he?
     
  9. simon klein

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    I'll be on L plates as well ,learning how to drive something from this century.
     
  10. Steve355F1

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  11. Aircon

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  12. Steve355F1

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    It’s designed to be above 40,000ft.
    The wing is extremely efficient at high altitude. Not so at any lower altitudes.

    Not to mention, down in the 30s one would have to put up with the Gary’s of the world.....

    :p
     
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  13. Steve355F1

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    This aircraft was designed to be able to get into airports that other aircraft of similar performance and size could not dream of.

    I used to own an Aerostar. A twin, piston engined six seat aircraft with a max takeoff weight of 5500lb.
    A very cool aircraft, which handled like a sports car.

    The landing and takeoff speeds of the PC-24 (at Max takeoff weight of over 18,000lb) are slower.
    Once it’s airborne, it climbs at around 5,000ft/min.
    Even single engine is approx 2,000ft/min.

    Technology has moved on.
     
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  14. Aircon

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    Wow! That's some ROC
     
  15. IanB

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    Great photos Steve, keep them coming!
     
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  16. IanB

    IanB F1 World Champ
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    I can see why you're jealous, not only can he climb faster than you, but his car has a superior gearbox too! :)
     
  17. Steve355F1

    Steve355F1 F1 Veteran
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    Well, he’s only human.

    Oh, wait a minute...
     
  18. DMWC

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  19. Steve355F1

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  20. Aircon

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    Delusional old man
     
  21. Ferraridoc

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    Range?
     
  22. Steve355F1

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    2000nm... If you put no-one in it and fly in the nude (or lightweight tracksuit pants).

    Realistically, for us (given our aircraft is heavy) Darwin to Adelaide (1450nm) is about the limit.
     
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  23. Maranello550

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    Altitude snob!!....:)

    Looks great Steve and the best thing about flying so high is now you'll be out of the summer crappy weather 99% of the time.....
     
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  24. kerrari

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    I wish... planes that 'skipped' just outside the atmosphere were touted 20 odd years ago, but who knows? We do seem to be in one of those 'bursts' of technology advances that happen every now and then. China is already working on a new maglev train that will be quicker Beijing to Shanghai than flying.
     

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