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What I would most want to own

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Texas T, Dec 7, 2003.

  1. Texas T

    Texas T TX expatriate CLM

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    I saw/heard my first P-51 Mustang at an airshow in Livermore Ca. The rasping, snorting, bucking sounds coming from that engine as it idled down the taxiway just sent shivers up and down my spine.

    As an AF brat I grew up around F-4 Phantoms and remember well the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds coming to Guam to do demonstrations as well as all the camoflauged birds coming through on their way to/from Vietnam.


    T
     
  2. Superfueler

    Superfueler Glockenplane

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    C-208 for bombing around the local area

    G5 for those longer trips.
     

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    1. ;a Some sort of cross between the F16 and the Zivko Edge 540 (they say it makes the Extra 300 feel like a Cub)

    2. a P-51 Mustang.
     
  4. C150J

    C150J Crackberry

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    1. Aviat Husky
    2. Citation X
    3. Composite P-51 - DOES ANYONE know this aircraft? It's a 3/4 size kitplane...GORGEOUS. I'd love to trick it out with an EVS HUD and GNS 1000 (the new Garmin Unit).

    JJM
     
  5. sopdan

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    Well, someday when I'm rich and have lots of free time, I'd like to build a Lancair IV-P . There's just something about cruising at 330 mph at FL240 in a single-piston that seems really cool to me. :cool:
     
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  7. BillCola

    BillCola Supreme Cmdr ®

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    I was just down at my field, and stood directly behind a 2003 Cessna Citation CJ while it was starting. The warm wash of Jet-A exhaust on a chilly morning is just...well...

    Anyway, I'd like to have one. Single pilot (yes, I really want a G500, but what about a mutiny? Having another human have to agree to go flying in MY plane is a bit unnatural) got off in about 1800' with fuel for Nebraska.

    A new CJ for me, please. I'll get back to you after I decide on the rotorcraft I want to get to the airport. :)

    Oh..toss in an amphib Grand Caravan with executive interior & pod.
    Thank You, Santa.
     
  8. Spartan24

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    I want a good ol' German Bf-109 Gustav. Man, those were/are the sexiest planes of all time!
     
  9. HerrGlock

    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

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    Bell 407

    AN-2 Colt

    Those would do me well for a very long time.

    DanH
     
  10. Wulfenite

    Wulfenite The King

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    If it were just 1, it would have to be a Caravan. Reasons? Single pilot, dependable turboprop, good on any reasonable runway, fast enough, minimal payload issues.
     
  11. Bullman

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    Man, the list is long, That 109 Gustav from a few posts up wouldn't be too bad at all. A Mustang? A Corsair? A Thunderbolt? A Spitfire?, I could go on and on, because any of those high performance fighters really float my boat. I think for my top pick in the radial catagory, and it didn't see WWII, I would love to have a Grumman Bearcat.
     
  12. Lew-G17

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    If money is no object, P51. If I am being real an RV-4 kit, I flew one once and loved it. What I can probably afford Aeronca Champ.
     
  13. S2CPitts

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    Mustang
    Pitts S2C Hence the screen name
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    MD500

    Maybe one day:

    Aviat Husky
    180 HP Cub
    Pilatus Porter
     
  14. lakersfan16

    lakersfan16 Hunting is Life

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    Dehavilland Beaver......the ULTIMATE bush plane.
     
  15. ateamer

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    Well, since we are talking about our dream plane:
    -Either a Husky A-1B or Top Cub 180, or Beaver.
    -An R-44 Raven II, at least to start in helos with. After 500-1,000 hours in that, move up to an A-Star, EC-130 or 407.
    -Piper 6XT for cross-countries.
     
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    Dan, you might be able to get a 407 cheap. The rumor is the fatality last week might have been the power turbine wheel. Don't know why the pilot didn't enter an auto (about a 15,000 hour pilot). The bird was tore up so bad the pilot was found on the water's surface, ship sank.
    The 407's are "standing down". I think it's a company grounding, not FAA. The bird was grounded a couple times, because the TR was chopping off the tail, when I was flying it.

    What I'de like to own.

    Fixed wing, an F51 Mustang

    Helicopter, a Bell 206L3
    (it's not the fanciest helicopter, but it kept me out of the water for 29 years;f )
     
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    P-38 all the way of course, a close 2nd...Corsair!
     
  18. Bullman

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    Peeto, I would have to agree, although I have already submitted my favorite sound, I think listening to any WWII warbird, be it twin allisons, or whistling death....well, it would give me some wood.;f

    My wife was looking over my shoulder at the name of this topic, and she says that she likes it when a jet flys over, whooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOssssssshhhhhhhhh She is sorta right I guess. Still like pistons better myself.
     
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    Okay, I am braindead, thought I was in the sounds thread, disregard that last one, lol
     
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    P-38
    Cobra Ball (RC-135)
    A-10 Warthog (for plinking at varmints)

    I also want a PPG-Powered ParaGlider. You know one of those big parachute wings and a motor and fan on your back!

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