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Old Jul 21, 2002, 04:04 PM
Checking the wind
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Gym-E sucked into jet engine!!

Well, not really, if it had really happened I think there would have been lots more damage? $39.00 to the Gym-E and $500,000 to the jet!

My Gym-E however is my new traveling companion. Fits well in the baggage compartment and is a real pilot boredom fighter. It has flown inside a few airplane hangers and in the parking lot of the Hilton. This photo was taken around mid-night in Neberaska. I flew her on the ramp under tall lights while waiting on my passengers to show up. I've found that the GYM-E can be flown almost anyplace if the wind conditions are right.

Mike
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Old Jul 21, 2002, 04:11 PM
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Cool stuff!

Have you made any mods to the airplane to make it easier to pack?
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Old Jul 21, 2002, 04:33 PM
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No, I just remove the wing and stash it in a little nook in the aft baggage area. No one gets back there but me, so I don't worry about breaking it much.

Mike
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Old Jul 21, 2002, 05:13 PM
He wasn't always evil
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So I take it your an executive pilot? Lucky guy, what type of planes do ya fly?

-Brett
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Old Jul 21, 2002, 05:14 PM
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Night Shot

Great idea!

Cool night pic!



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Old Jul 21, 2002, 06:44 PM
FLYER spelled I-squared-R
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Same question as Brett: Can we presume that it is the Citation in the picture?
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Old Jul 21, 2002, 06:53 PM
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Hangars would be great spaces for the Gym-E! That really is a fly-anywhere airplane.
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Old Jul 21, 2002, 07:17 PM
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Not sure of the plane , but looks like a TFE731 engine. I would guess it is a Hawker.
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Old Jul 21, 2002, 07:21 PM
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On second look the ventral fin looks wrong to be a Hawker.
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Old Jul 21, 2002, 07:44 PM
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It's a Citation for sure, and from the paintjob I'm gonna guess it belongs to NetJets. Did I get it right?
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Old Jul 21, 2002, 08:45 PM
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If that's a Citation, you would have to be careful of the Gym-E striking it from the rear.....

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Old Jul 21, 2002, 11:17 PM
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Im going with the Cassna Citation also...First thought it was a Lear...But engines looks to far back...
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Old Jul 22, 2002, 12:59 AM
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My vote goes to the Cessna Slowtation as well. Put us out of our misery, kansascloud!
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Old Jul 22, 2002, 12:27 PM
FLYER spelled I-squared-R
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Here's the clue:

Note the change in the deice equipment on the wing leading edge. Most Citations (except the new ones with the bigger engines) have bleed-air directly in front of the engines to prevent ingesting chunks of ice and boots outboard to reduce the bleed-air requirements of the system.
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Old Jul 22, 2002, 07:26 PM
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Here's the clue:

Note the change in the deice equipment on the wing leading edge. Most Citations (except the new ones with the bigger engines) have bleed-air directly in front of the engines to prevent ingesting chunks of ice and boots outboard to reduce the bleed-air requirements of the system.
If that inboard section is polished aluminum, as it looks in the photo, it could be an SII, Ultra, or Bravo. It's definitely a Citation of some variant. I spend a good portion of every work week polishing those leading edges, and the engine inlets and buckets too. Wonder if the boss would let me fly my Gym-E in the hangar?
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