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Offline Frank v B

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Frank's New car
« on: January 20, 2019, 01:08:24 pm »
My old car died before Christmas and took delivery of a new (used) car last week.  Bright red just like Gerald's and Glenn's cars.  No more sneaking up to the field in a charcoal grey van or as Graham would say "two 2x4's with a car attached." 8)

Just now when I told my dear wife that emptying out the old car was like an archeological dig she swiftly replied "dumpster diving"  ;D ;D

See how my best friend treats me. ;)

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Re: Frank's New car
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2019, 10:39:12 am »
   Hey Frank,

  Let's see it!

  Post a picture.

  Glenn
 

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Re: Frank's New car
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2019, 12:18:40 pm »
It's a beauty! I saw it and love it.

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Re: Frank's New car
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2019, 03:18:47 pm »
Man, our buddy Frank sure has style!!
How many broken planes can that beauty hold? ;D
 

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Re: Frank's New car
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2019, 03:21:47 pm »
I hear there's a lot of room under that hood because it's pedal powered.

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Re: Frank's New car
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2019, 08:12:34 pm »
Close.  It looks more like this... with a 72 meg antenna out the back. ;)

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Re: Frank's New car
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2019, 10:52:28 pm »
Well the speed is just about right for a semi retired guy
My Work??? is so secret....
I Don't even Know what I'm Doing!!!

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Re: Frank's New car
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2019, 05:39:46 pm »
Close.  It looks more like this... with a 72 meg antenna out the back. ;)

Frank

At @Frank v B's standard 500 watts/lb and a 1200 lb carriage, I'm betting on a 1600S battery pack at 100 amps! 8)

Congrats Frank!

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Re: Frank's New car
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2019, 05:59:03 pm »

At @Frank v B's standard 500 watts/lb and a 1200 lb carriage, I'm betting on a 1600S battery pack at 100 amps! 8)

Congrats Frank!

Andy
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Only 500w/lb?
Yea 400W/lb should about do it.. But wouldn't a nice round 500 be better?

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Re: Frank's New car
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2019, 07:42:44 pm »
Ed,

great to hear from you.

re: the "Only 500w/lb?" 

You know that was written by Andy who is a disciplined but conservative full-size Cessna 150 pilot. He usually expresses power in terms of "number of turns".   ;D

Frank

« Last Edit: February 18, 2019, 07:45:13 pm by Frank v B »
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Re: Frank's New car
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2019, 10:25:48 am »
That's a pretty nice Cessna, but flight times leave a little to be desired.

And that's a busy runway!!!  I'd be worried about hitting someone and damaging my plane!   :o