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X-plane owner wants to design and build real plane

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David Allsop
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#1 Posted: 1/18/2010 12:24:13

Has anyone seen this yet?  Looks interesting, and something our EAA crowd would be easily up to the challenge of doing

 

X-plane owner to design and build real plane 

 

 



Thanks! david
Hal Bryan
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#2 Posted: 1/18/2010 13:51:45

This will definitely be one to watch. Interesting how reminiscent it is of the Cirrus Vision and, especially, the Eclipse 400. The flight test hardware / software sounds pretty interesting as well.

I just hope Austin comes up with a better name for the airplane - somebody should tell him that "X-1" is already taken.
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John McGinnis
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#3 Posted: 1/18/2010 17:51:13

Don't anybody underestimate this particular genius, he's a degreed Aeronautical Engineer. He built X-Plane to study and practice for his Instrument rating and has owned an SR-22 and Columbia 400. Since the Cirrus Jet he ordered has an uncertain fate, what better way to find out for himself what his software does and doesn't do.

Austin, my rant to you is on the way. Let's get busy buddy.



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#4 Posted: 1/19/2010 09:18:54

I, along with a lot (but not all) of my former colleagues, made my living for more than 10 years by *not* underestimating Austin - when I said this will be one to watch, I meant it!  biggrin



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Tom Hackel
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#5 Posted: 1/19/2010 17:21:34

OK, just a bit of salt on the popcorn, no butter....... Smart people are fun to watch.... goggles

You can see "Hey ya'll watch this!!!!....confused.. AAAAAHHHhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!! " anywhere.

Tom



John McGinnis
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#6 Posted: 5/16/2010 23:45:09

According to the X-Plane web page here  Austin Meyer has placed his jet on indefinite hold due to reasons involving cost and fuel efficiency.

 


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