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    leading in trailing technology

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    Randy should be able to fly that one! True, he's not type-certified, and it has likely been a while since he's pulled pitch in earnest, but I think he can figure it out. (For damned sure none of us could ever fly it!)

    So I guess we just need to take up a collection so we can win the auction! Bid is at 200 grand at the moment, although the reserve hasn't been met yet...

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    Hey, I know exactly where that one is parked, too!!

    Nah, too many powerplants -
    2 engines AND an APU.

    Provided it's not full of tourists, you could feasibly lose an engine and still fly all the way to your destination, albeit a bit slower.
    Where's the excitement in that?

    Pretty sure I could fly it -
    but getting it started would be a bitch...
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    Humm.... It "would" make getting stuff back and forth to SELEM a heck of a lot easier!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradfo69 View Post
    Humm.... It "would" make getting stuff back and forth to SELEM a heck of a lot easier!
    I suspect you'd need to make three or more trips in a Black Hawk in order to get your SELEM gear back and forth. I wonder what kind of gas mileage those things get . . .
    "Help, help, I'm being repressed!"

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    It will burn through around 350 gallons (internal fuel tanks) in about 2 1/2 hours, at roughly 1 gallon per nautical mile!
    Current average price for Jet-A is around $4.56/gallon.

    But, on a positive note -
    with the proper rigging, it could probably sling load "most" of Brad's gear in a single run...

    I think Brad should go for it...
    RR

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    Agreed! Fuel costs of $1,600-$1,800 each way is a small price to pay for arriving in Newton in style!

    I've got a mental image of the flight going something like this, but with (safe) lasers instead of weapons:
    https://youtu.be/GKaYOW9zMoY?t=70
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    Quote Originally Posted by dkumpula View Post
    Agreed! Fuel costs of $1,600-$1,800 each way is a small price to pay for arriving in Newton in style!

    I've got a mental image of the flight going something like this, but with (safe) lasers instead of weapons:
    https://youtu.be/GKaYOW9zMoY?t=70
    Hooah!

    I'll bring my Stetson...
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    You know.... I'm thinking I may just place a bid for $210,000. It won't meet the reserve but, at least I can say I tried, just for shits and giggles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradfo69 View Post
    You know.... I'm thinking I may just place a bid for $210,000. It won't meet the reserve but, at least I can say I tried, just for shits and giggles.
    And if you meet the reserve?

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