OK, but we're talking about aviation, not the startup world. I understand venture capital, it's adjacent to what I do in private equity. But 40 hours appears to be an arbitrary marker in the aviation aspect, which is the topic here. We've been reminded several times that we're to discuss technical aspects of the aircraft and not speculate about the business aspects. I'm quite interested in that side of things and have learned quite a bit lately about the project and partners that isn't public, but it's not what I'm talking about here.You didn't understand what I said. In start up world any arbitrary milestone can apply. That is how the venture capital world works. Someone perceives that 40 hours means something while doing due diligence or the mark... client... customer... CEO says that is important.... and so it goes in the partnership agreement and all things become contingent on it. BTDT, wore out the t shirts. Doesn't have to make sense. Bean counters don't have a clue how to build an airplane. Of course it proves nothing. But the next tranche depends on it.
No, he just rented an old cherokee put his ads in it and whatever, and flys dull 8's. so 130 kts is respectable for an old cherokeeSo 20 hours flying, where's the "300 ks", as advertised? .. and that's advertised "cruise speed", not maximum speed.
Has it even been over half that yet, eg; 150 kts?
I love the quote near the end "IT HAS TO WORK"Interesting video regarding diesel aircraft engines in AVweb Flash by Paul Bertorelli at:
Aircraft owners and pilots often bemoan the lack of new technology in aircraft engines and complain—accurately—that most airplane engines are basically 1960s tech. But as Paul Bertorelli points out in this video, it’s not for lack of trying. And it’s not necessarily the new engine itself that...www.avweb.com