Sling 2 Price Increase March !

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Re: Sling 2 Price Increase March !

Postby cam737 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:05 pm

FAKE NEWS. FAKE NEWS. For those interested, the information I posted starting this thread about the March 1, 2018, price increase is fake news. The info that I got came from bydanjohnson.com. I just talked to Barry at TAF USA and he confirmed that the price increase had already occurred as of last month. The TAF USA website now reflects the new pricing. Sorry about that. I am still leaning forward, but, I guess there is no rush now.
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Re: Sling 2 Price Increase March !

Postby Warmi » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:05 pm

HAPPYDAN wrote:All this banter about the Sling 2 has me stoked. I plan to visit Carson City NV in mid March, and plan to drop in on Paul Hamilton's operation there. He advertises a Sling 2 available for training/rent, so I'll try to get a ride and see if it's really all everyone says it is. BTW, I like that sliding canopy, ala "fighter plane" style. Is it possible to fly with canopy open?


How about sling 2 skydiving ? :D
https://youtu.be/WrzU26ISgFk
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Re: Sling 2 Price Increase March !

Postby RTK » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:52 pm

Warmi wrote:
HAPPYDAN wrote:How about sling 2 skydiving ? :D
https://youtu.be/WrzU26ISgFk


Holy Moly! I guess that answers the question about being able to open the canopy in flight!

I couldn’t see the flaps from the camera angle, but wondering if the plane was configured for slow flight and what speed they were at when the passenger exited the plane.

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Re: Sling 2 Price Increase March !

Postby cam737 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:24 pm

THAT, is hilarious! Too much fun. Thanks for posting. Told you so HappyDan.
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Re: Sling 2 Price Increase March !

Postby drseti » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:58 am

I wonder if the pilot was also wearing a parachute. Nothing that could possibly go wrong here...
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Re: Sling 2 Price Increase March !

Postby 3Dreaming » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:52 am

drseti wrote:I wonder if the pilot was also wearing a parachute. Nothing that could possibly go wrong here...


I know here it is required by regulation. I know someone who dumped a parachutist out of T6 once. The parachutist hit the horizontal. The airplane landed okay. The parachutist survived, but had some extensive facial damage. I think it was a lucky day for both.

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Re: Sling 2 Price Increase March !

Postby Warmi » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:29 pm

Indeed very reckless but that’s why 20 year olds pay huge insurance premiums across the board :D

It does appear that was pretty slow flight - they guy who exited the plane didn’t look like he was struggling a lot ,something I would expect to see if the plane was at its cruising speed.
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Re: Sling 2 Price Increase March !

Postby HAPPYDAN » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:36 pm

Thanks for sharing that video. Looks like a really stable airplane. I noticed the elevators were somewhat up, which would indicate to me that the pilot was in slow flight, holding a higher angle of attack to hold altitude. But hey - what do I know? I'm still a perpetual wannabee.

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Re: Sling 2 Price Increase March !

Postby cam737 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:48 am

foresterpoole wrote:Let me know how it goes and keep us up to date. I was looking at their Sling4 with a few partners, very affordable for a 4 place modern aircraft. If your experience is good it might help me "sell" the others...


Ok boys, I pulled the trigger! I placed my deposit with Midwest Sky Sports. I was able to get the pre-price increase on the kit purchase...so MY previous comment on FAKE NEWS was FAKE NEWS...sort of...it's hard to keep up!?!

Steve O'Connor at Midwest Sky Sports has been a complete pleasure to work with .

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Re: Sling 2 Price Increase March !

Postby FastEddieB » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:09 am

Congratulations!

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Re: Sling 2 Price Increase March !

Postby RTK » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:29 am

cam737 wrote:
Ok boys, I pulled the trigger! I placed my deposit with Midwest Sky Sports.


Congrats! Looking forward to hearing the next steps in the build! Did you go with the quick build kit? Will you leverage the build facility in Oregon to help with the build?

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Re: Sling 2 Price Increase March !

Postby cam737 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:15 pm

Standard kit. Midwest Sky Sports will get it up to quick build before I do any of my labor. Not sure what you are referencing in Oregon? RV?
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Re: Sling 2 Price Increase March !

Postby Warmi » Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:30 pm

cam737 wrote:Standard kit. Midwest Sky Sports will get it up to quick build before I do any of my labor. Not sure what you are referencing in Oregon? RV?
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https://youtu.be/kZ5951N3SpM

This should make the Oregon reference clear.
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Re: Sling 2 Price Increase March !

Postby cam737 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:15 pm

Ah, very cool! Thanks Warmi. I had not heard of the turbo build at synergy. Looks like a great option.
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Re: Sling 2 Price Increase March !

Postby chicagorandy » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:58 am

I can only add..... "Come on Powerball ticket!!!"

For it is time that I have and money that I lack - lol


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