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    Default Re: Turbine Legacy

    because for some people, aviation doesn't begin and end with warbirds...
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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderstangfan View Post
    because for some people, aviation doesn't begin and end with warbirds...
    Hi Todd,

    If your post was in reply to mine, who said anything about warbirds? I was wondering if a guy with a Lyc 780 powered Legacy who then moves to a turbine Legacy might find a way to do a new composite Unlimited (composites are where his experience is, eh?)? Or something along those lines anyway.

    I enjoy the Sport Class - if I had the coinage, I'd be there myself.

    Blue skies, Chris
    Last edited by FlyKidChris; 02-22-2015 at 09:45 PM.

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    without going in the twin engine direction, what engine are you going to use to propel an airframe that meets the 4,000lb limit?
    sorry, but I just assumed a warbird or a warbird power plant.
    If it isn't intended to race then your options are better.
    this being a racing forum, that's the first thing that came to mind.
    Last edited by thunderstangfan; 02-23-2015 at 06:21 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderstangfan View Post
    without going in the twin engine direction, what engine are you going to use to propel an airframe that meets the 4,000lb limit?
    sorry, but I just assumed a warbird or a warbird power plant.
    If it isn't intended to race then your options are better.
    this being a racing forum, that's the first thing that came to mind.
    Todd, thanks for the reply.

    You wrote, "without going in the twin engine direction" and actually, that's just what I was wondering about (that's a bad fault of mine, I daydream about air racers and air racing quite a bit). Would a twin engine version of the Legacy (a la Twin Mustang P-82) be capable of over 400 mph? Let's see - two turbo'ed 780s, extend the tail cone length and tail size to get more tail volume... Would a twin weigh enough?

    Ah, nevermind. It won't happen, but that's the kind of thing that I wonder about.

    It does intrigue me to see a guy like Mike Patey go "gonzo" on yet another project. That is, a Lyc 780 powered Legacy wasn't enough!? So that got me to wondering about the project after the turbine Legacy.

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    it is good that someone has money to spend on airplanes... if I did it wouldn't be a twin, but something similar to a gp-5 but a big enough airframe to handle a big block chev with massive boost...
    Todd Smith

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    aren't they based in Provo or Spanish fork Utah? I hear someone go rocketing over the house a couple times a week in a legacy, when the weather is good. it sure sounds good.
    Todd Smith

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    Has Patey ever raced at Reno? Gonna be one impressive Lancair when its done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel View Post
    Has Patey ever raced at Reno? Gonna be one impressive Lancair when its done.
    Samuel,

    No Mike has not raced at Reno. We were really hoping last year after he set the records at Mojave and one the Experimenter of the year trophy that he would go on to compete at Reno. It looks like this might be the reason he didn't make it! Awesome!!

    Check out Mike's Paint The Plane Contest.

    http://www.mojaveflyin.com/2015/03/m...ey-update.html

    Elliot and Jenn

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    Hey Guys,

    Mike sent over this update on his progress last night.

    http://www.mojaveflyin.com/2015/03/m...e-3-15-15.html

    Check it out!!

    Elliot

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    A couple new updates have been added to the Mojave Experimental Flyin Site.

    http://www.mojaveflyin.com/2015/04/m...ey-update.html

    http://www.mojaveflyin.com/2015/03/m...update_31.html

    Come see the airplane in person, meet Mike, and watch him set up to 8 world records with this brand new airplane.

    Will he make the event? Will the airplane be fast enough to se tthe records? Be the first to know and come out to the flyin!!!

    Elliot Seguin
    http://wasabiairracing.blogspot.com/

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