Would you buy a MPG wonder if it was available ?

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topspeed100

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I did get the data and seem that MZ175 is the way to go....it has 26 + hp and is lighter than the MZ100 of 18 hp.

My next question is..if this bird went 150 mph at full throttle and was aerobatic ( 2 gallons / hr duration 1,5 hr )...and cost 24 000 usd to build..would you rather buy that than one with solar panels at 55 mph indefinitely without fuel ( in a sunny day ) and cost 35 000 usd ???

Or one that went max 100 mph but cruised at 70 mph at MPG 130 and cost just 20 000 usd ?
 

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I think there was a lot more done on the PSRU crankshaft end than it appears at first glance. The new one is at least an inch shorter and looks to be bolted more centrally than on the outside of the engine. Also the hollow bottom spinner probably replaces a steel shaft steeling maybe a few more ounces. Looks like a complete reworkup of the lower end.

Actually was just joking that your picture showes engine blocks missing many components.

Cheers all you airheads..!!!
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My next question is..if this bird went 150 mph at full throttle and was aerobatic ( 2 gallons / hr duration 1,5 hr )...and cost 24 000 usd to build..would you rather buy that than one with solar panels at 55 mph indefinitely without fuel ( in a sunny day ) and cost 35 000 usd ???

Or one that went max 100 mph but cruised at 70 mph at MPG 130 and cost just 20 000 usd ?
You are throwing a lot of changing variables at us, and I think most would find it difficult to choose among so many variations. Add to that, the choice one makes in a plane involves other factors such as appearance, brand loyalty, nostalgia, personal likes and dislikes, etc. I think that "the numbers" are often overlooked in light of these other factors, with the possible exception of purchase price and number of seats.

Bruce :)
 

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You are throwing a lot of changing variables at us, and I think most would find it difficult to choose among so many variations. Add to that, the choice one makes in a plane involves other factors such as appearance, brand loyalty, nostalgia, personal likes and dislikes, etc. I think that "the numbers" are often overlooked in light of these other factors, with the possible exception of purchase price and number of seats.


Bruce :)
I apply here the Faberge Egg theory of aircraft design ( you know all silversmiths working at Faberge were finns Wickbergs etc ? ) that I have been talking about...this will have second to none appearance. I mean it also has to be..otherwise it could not claim a thing. I actually named this first Spitfire II...but it was considered non original so I switched it into TIKKA ( dart/woodpecker ) in finnish. I might change it another time since the AF flight academy is being transfered to Tikkakoski from Kauhava...where I was born. I don't want to honor my aircraft with this name..I think I might change it to IO....the fourth moon of the planet Jupiter.

http://www.solarviews.com/eng/io.htm

Sounds extraordinary like my aeroplane !
 
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