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Dec 02, 2011 15:10 |  #16

Some day, some day...............I will win the Mega Millions and I'll have 1 of those X's.

Aside from my daydreaming again, nice, detailed shots.




  
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Dec 02, 2011 15:23 |  #17

awesome flightdeck shots!




  
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Dec 02, 2011 18:06 |  #18

#7 is an angle for the eye... The "Blower"


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Dec 02, 2011 19:22 |  #19

Phil_0816 wrote in post #13485816 (external link)
Some day, some day...............I will win the Mega Millions and I'll have 1 of those X's.

Aside from my daydreaming again, nice, detailed shots.

Hey if you're a patient man you can wait it out for the TEN to win the lotto. Then again I would probably sacrifice the speed for comfort if I was a passenger in the back so maybe look at a CL300 or something instead. ;)

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awesome flightdeck shots!

Thanks!

Moonrocks wrote in post #13486538 (external link)
#7 is an angle for the eye... The "Blower"

I've been wanting to get a higher vantage point for a shot of the X from the front. It really gives you an idea of how big those "blowers" are in comparison to the rest of the plane. Whats amazing is that the X was actually tested to beyond mach 1.0 but they couldn't safely and consistently keep enough airflow into the engines in the conditions they wanted based upon the design of the nacelles so they limited it to .92.

Oh and this bird does do .90+ the entire way across the country. It's not a .90+ for a few minutes and run out of fuel deal. It's amazing to be one of these and complain because the temps at 43,000 are warmer than standard and you're stuck cruising at .87!!


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Dec 03, 2011 09:50 |  #20

Nice set. I like the interior shots and engine. Bring that bad boy up to KANE so I can see it in person!


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Dec 03, 2011 10:30 |  #21

Very nice series. I would consider leaving out the first one.


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Dec 03, 2011 11:46 |  #22

beautiful set! the X has always been one of my favorites and i'll never stop kicking myself for not taking a FO job with John Deer to fly them. oh well, i had a rockin time in my little Lear 35, thanks Uncle Sam!

at .9 you'd pass me like i was standing still! hahaha


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Dec 03, 2011 19:24 |  #23

jdando wrote in post #13488706 (external link)
Nice set. I like the interior shots and engine. Bring that bad boy up to KANE so I can see it in person!

Thanks! Hey you never know. We go anywhere anytime just about. All depends on what the customer wants.

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Very nice series. I would consider leaving out the first one.

Thanks!

WaFp wrote in post #13489106 (external link)
beautiful set! the X has always been one of my favorites and i'll never stop kicking myself for not taking a FO job with John Deer to fly them. oh well, i had a rockin time in my little Lear 35, thanks Uncle Sam!

at .9 you'd pass me like i was standing still! hahaha

Thanks. When did you get the job offer with John Deer? Did you join the AF and end up flying Lears?


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Dec 04, 2011 00:11 |  #24

i got the job offer back in '06 when i was still flying C-21s (Lear 35A). we flew into Moline, IL and the chief pilot was over at the FBO and we just started talking. IF i had the chance to get out and fly the X i would've in a heartbeat, but Uncle Sam "owned" me for the next 6 years. life is good when you're 25 and Uncle Sam tosses you the keys to a Lear 35 and says "you can fly it anywhere, just don't bend it" :D


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Dec 04, 2011 03:00 |  #25

WaFp wrote in post #13491663 (external link)
i got the job offer back in '06 when i was still flying C-21s (Lear 35A). we flew into Moline, IL and the chief pilot was over at the FBO and we just started talking. IF i had the chance to get out and fly the X i would've in a heartbeat, but Uncle Sam "owned" me for the next 6 years. life is good when you're 25 and Uncle Sam tosses you the keys to a Lear 35 and says "you can fly it anywhere, just don't bend it" :D

Hey I probably would have made the same choice as you. Honestly I wanted to join the AF and fly fighters as a kid but my asthma put a quick stop to that dream. That being said, the X is a great pilot's airplane, it flies fast, handles really well. The one downfall though is the size of the cockpit. It can be pretty tight at times (I'm 5'8") and I can sit fairly comfortable in it but on a 4+ hour transcon it gets pretty uncomfortable in a hurry! Oh and it can be a real bear to land in cross winds due to how far back the wing is swept, how low the wings are to the ground and how narrow the mains are. Theres no wing low method in the X, it's all crab kick till the very end.


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Dec 04, 2011 14:29 |  #26

the cockpit in the 35 is pretty tight. i'm 6' even and the standing joke is that you can always tell who the pilot and copilot are by the way their heads are cocked when they get out! hahaha

that and the fuel panel means you can get a little "touchy" with the copilot's rear end since it's so close to the seat. still a blast to fly! the X is on my dream sheet to fly once i'm out of the active duty AF


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Dec 04, 2011 15:18 |  #27

WaFp wrote in post #13493652 (external link)
the cockpit in the 35 is pretty tight. i'm 6' even and the standing joke is that you can always tell who the pilot and copilot are by the way their heads are cocked when they get out! hahaha

that and the fuel panel means you can get a little "touchy" with the copilot's rear end since it's so close to the seat. still a blast to fly! the X is on my dream sheet to fly once i'm out of the active duty AF

Hey do you guys at least get to roll the thing? The X is tight but not quite that tight. The part that really gets you is basically that it's not quite wide enough for your legs so they can cramp up after awhile. The X is great, I hope you got the contact info for the CP at John Deer and kept in touch. Could be a great gig right after you get out of the AF!


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Dec 04, 2011 22:32 |  #28

Do we get to roll it? No ;)


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Dec 05, 2011 00:17 |  #29

WaFp wrote in post #13495940 (external link)
Do we get to roll it? No ;)

Haha classic!


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