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Old 04-09-2013, 02:25 PM   #89
HipToBeSquare
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C'mon...

That was a Cessna 182.

I am talking about JETS.

For the money put into a Veyron or a LaFerrari, or a Mac P1... You should be able to get something better than a Cessna 182 prop-driven air-taxi.

Why is it that Viperjet, ATG Javelin, Eclipse 400, and others don't succeed?
(FAA over-regulation probably makes EPA/NHTSA look like amateur-hour. Prudent regulation is one thing... getting insanely micromanaged is another.)

Otherwise, there was the CirrusJet... but evidently they were bought by the government of China two years ago.

I don't get how small scale jet aviation is so much more problematic than selling million dollar cars, that can't even approach their top speeds in 99.99% of the circumstances that they are ever used in.



I would rather have a 2 or 4 seat very light jet, and a merely nice car, than a million-plus dollar car that is good for something that isn't even readily attempted without major support considerations.
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