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Old 10-01-2020, 10:43 AM   #1
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Pilots, is this some kind of game changer? Celera 500L

For a 6 passenger aircraft capable of 460 mph?

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Then there are the modest $328 hourly operating costs, which are about six times lower, and the generous 4,500-nautical-mile range.
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/c...ane/index.html

https://simpleflying.com/celera-500l...fuel%20savings.

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Old 10-01-2020, 11:02 AM   #2
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Too weird looking.

Rather have a Honda Jet.

https://www.hondajet.com/
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Old 10-01-2020, 11:11 AM   #3
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I know little about planes, but it seems very, very unlikely that they have managed to increase fuel efficiency by several multiples using existing tech.
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Old 10-01-2020, 11:18 AM   #4
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it's existing tech yes with an unusual design. doesn't seem wildly optimistic and they're already flying test planes apparently. there's probably data behind the claims
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Old 10-01-2020, 11:39 AM   #5
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I know little about planes, but it seems very, very unlikely that they have managed to increase fuel efficiency by several multiples using existing tech.
They are comparing a very very fast prop plane to executive jets.

A prop plane with that much speed and range is a bit unusual in that class of plane I think.

I'm not a pilot, I just know a rich guy with a 6 passenger prop plane who will lust for this thing as I think his plane maxes out at around 300 mph and has a 1500 mile range IIRC.
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Still in testing. We'll see.

Most people are afraid of props.

Over the mountains, at night, I'd rather have a second engine. There's a lot of mountains out west, there's also a lot of short mountains out east.

It's really ugly, and visibility out the front is going to be atrocious.
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Old 10-01-2020, 12:55 PM   #7
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Still in testing. We'll see.

Most people are afraid of props.

Over the mountains, at night, I'd rather have a second engine. There's a lot of mountains out west, there's also a lot of short mountains out east.

It's really ugly, and visibility out the front is going to be atrocious.
Yes, my friend has a 2 engine turbo prop.

If you are a pilot perhaps you can tell what it is.

Never mind, that's his other plane!

Don't have a photo of the two engine one.
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I know little about planes, but it seems very, very unlikely that they have managed to increase fuel efficiency by several multiples using existing tech.
The 'weird' shape is probably a shape optimized for aerodynamics. Less power needed for the same speed, lighter, less fuel, ect. It's science.
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Old 10-01-2020, 01:50 PM   #9
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Seems cool to this non pilot don't like flying dude.
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Yes, my friend has a 2 engine turbo prop.

If you are a pilot perhaps you can tell what it is.

Never mind, that's his other plane!

Don't have a photo of the two engine one.
Depends on the year, but that's either a Piper Jet Prop (converted Malibu), or a Meridian. Very comfy turboprop single.

Look up a King Air, Piper Cheyenne and Cessna Conquest. Those are the most popular Twin Turboprops on the market.
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Old 10-01-2020, 01:53 PM   #11
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The 'weird' shape is probably a shape optimized for aerodynamics. Less power needed for the same speed, lighter, less fuel, ect. It's science.
Yep. Look up "Laminar flow". The guy that designed the airplane is a well known aerodyanamicist.
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Too weird looking.

Rather have a Honda Jet.

https://www.hondajet.com/
What no Repsol version !
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I like it!

Looks like a fish with wings. Or a suppository. And, WHO DOESN'T love a good suppository?
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Teh flying butt plug. I don't think that one's going to "fly."
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Yep. Look up "Laminar flow". The guy that designed the airplane is a well known aerodyanamicist.
I would hope that other air craft were also designed by a aerodynamicist that know what about laminar flow

I like the engineering elements:
-Pusher prop fills in the lower pressure behind the body
-No are brick for a wind shield
-No twisting of the wings by mounted engines.



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Teh flying butt plug. I don't think that one's going to "fly."
Yeah its ugly. They need an Industrial Designer with some paint.

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