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    Cessna tests new “Skycourier” and it’s actually not too terrible

    The problem with that is that “familiarity breeds contempt”. Eventually they will get so used to it that they’ll just ignore it. The warning should be only when there is imminent collision danger so they don’t get complacent. Could just put those car backup sensors on the upper edges. Wire...
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    Cessna tests new “Skycourier” and it’s actually not too terrible

    Oh ya, that’s much closer looking. But still much smaller. A few feet larger than the DO-28 TNT but like 15 feet shorter wingspan and length than the Cessna
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    Cessna tests new “Skycourier” and it’s actually not too terrible

    The last company I worked for had to implement that as well. Really improved maintenance significantly.
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    Cessna tests new “Skycourier” and it’s actually not too terrible

    It does look nearly identical to the DO-28 TNT but a quick look at their dimensions shows the Cessna is considerably larger. 72 vs 51 feet wingspans. And 37 vs 54 feet length.
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    Cessna tests new “Skycourier” and it’s actually not too terrible

    Looks slightly like a Short 330/360/C-23 but different tail.
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    Cessna tests new “Skycourier” and it’s actually not too terrible

    You only have to deliver the packages, not the entire FBO office.
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    After market liquid cylinders for Lycoming engines

    That experts like Lockheed Skunkworks founder Kelly Johnson, Burt Rutan, and Boeing both found that liquid cooling allowed far better range and performance. Which is literally one of the most basic concepts in aircraft design. I even gave two examples at exactly the same operating weights and...
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    After market liquid cylinders for Lycoming engines

    In fact, the efficiency of the liquid cooled variant of the B-17 was roughly 50% better between the aerodynamics, pressure, and mixture advantages.
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    After market liquid cylinders for Lycoming engines

    I guess I should ignore all the experts and that the B-17 literally had a liquid cooled variant that greatly outperformed the air cooled in efficiency. It always blows my mind how arrogant the responses can be from people who haven’t even bothered to put in the smallest amount of effort to...
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    After market liquid cylinders for Lycoming engines

    Maybe initial cost but operating costs and operating weights for a given range are lower. Just compare the range of the B-17 to the Lancaster. 25% difference in range with the same power and 65,000lb takeoff weight.
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    After market liquid cylinders for Lycoming engines

    Apparently Burt Rutan liked the idea enough to put on his own aircraft, but wanted it paid for evaluation, which is pretty normal. Experts expect to be paid, not to pay developers to evaluate their products for them. But it says a lot about something of Burt likes it, because he doesn’t tolerate...
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    After market liquid cylinders for Lycoming engines

    Wasnt the Rutan Voyager converted to run something similar on one of its engines? I have definitely heard of this being done before.
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    Twin-VW engine Push-Pull design idea (The "Beetlemaster")

    Only goes like 85 knots but climbs at 1500ft min with two Rotax 582s. It’s like a dude in a wheelchair who can bench 500lbs. It’s not very useful, but still everyone is like “Holy crap that’s impressive”
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    Twin-VW engine Push-Pull design idea (The "Beetlemaster")

    Just realized that most of the problems with this layout can be solved by using a shaft driven prop like a P-39 Aircobra. The cockpit vision would vastly improve, the CG and wing would move backwards, and most importantly the gear would move rearward with them, allowing better rear prop...
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    Twin-VW engine Push-Pull design idea (The "Beetlemaster")

    You could actually use an A-10 like tail with the center cut out. Or shaped like a Boeing airliner wing, as the prop is only about a third the width of the elevator. So sweeping the tail around the rear prop is feasible without extreme angles. If the rear engine sticks above the fuselage...
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