Skycatcher par deux

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Re: Skycatcher par deux

Postby Warmi » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:22 pm

Sting S4 at 840 with 480 usefull ,that’s with BRS and autopilot but with only basic glass panel.
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Re: Skycatcher par deux

Postby dstclair » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:53 pm

Warmi wrote:Sting S4 at 840 with 480 usefull ,that’s with BRS and autopilot but with only basic glass panel.

Pretty good example of the plumping of the LSA's. My Sting S3 comes in at 804lbs with all the wizbangs I could have at the time along with upgrades over the last 10 years (Dual Dynons, Garmin 795, 2 axis AP, ADS-B in and ADS-B out). The 516 lb useful load works well for MY mission -- me and my wife come in at 330lbs, full fuel is 132lbs (22 gallons -- no extended range tanks nor did I want them) and ~50lbs worth of stuff. This config gives me 21.5 usable gallons which is conservatively 3:45 of range with 45 minutes reserve.
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Re: Skycatcher par deux

Postby Warmi » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:59 pm

Hmm... do I look fat ?
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Re: Skycatcher par deux

Postby drseti » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:10 pm

No, Warmi, it's: do these wheel pants make me look fat?
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Re: Skycatcher par deux

Postby Warmi » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:15 pm

Heh .. indeed ,she may be a bit porky but still ...looks mighty good.

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Re: Skycatcher par deux

Postby HAPPYDAN » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:07 am

If anyone is interested, this looks like the registration application data for the Vashon Ranger:
http://www.aviationdb.com/Aviation/Airc ... 131VR.shtm
I personally can't imagine why anyone would want to enter the LSA market at this time. So many good choices, none cheap. Not a real vibrant market either. But, like they say, if you don't try, you won't fly.


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