View Full Version : FNX upgrade
06-16-2011, 08:41 PM
This is what we really need. Noisy yes, but it's a jet dammit!
300 fpm climb in summer, 500fpm in winter.
06-16-2011, 09:29 PM
Maybe someone could design a [quieter] high bypass version... Seriously, there is something wrong with a glider that is so loud that you have to wear a headset. I was laughing when the video caught the vario jumping all over the place. Do you suppose the jet exhaust was messing up the flow to the TE probe? A jet might get some points for reliable relights and low windage but "jet powered glider" has "oxymoron" writ large. Don't get me wrong. I'm not a purist and I'd love to fly a jet some day - I'd just prefer that it had performance that is better than a Cessna 152! :)
06-18-2011, 09:11 AM
OK, that was interesting...
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