So much for the King of Battle

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Precision
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Re: So much for the King of Battle

Post by Precision » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:48 am

randy wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:57 pm
Drop me a line when you start putting together the Intel/Commo support :mrgreen:

(Honestly not physically up for the shooter side anymore :cry: )
My point exactly. I would be, at best a second tier shooter. But if its my show, I get to be the badass in charge. I don't have to be the bad ass door kicker. :mrgreen:
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Re: So much for the King of Battle

Post by Termite » Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:28 am

I volunteer to fly helos. Actually, I could do smaller fixed wing too, like Porter or Courier.

Now I'm (well....Mrs Termite too...) the owner of a Cessna 175.......
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Re: So much for the King of Battle

Post by Precision » Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:53 pm

I would guess cost for start up would be:
training costs - 3 months salary - $700k
equipment - small arms and small vehicles $400k
Not sure about Helo support but a couple of fixed wing transports $200k
so for less than $4.5 million you could run your first year including total salaries, pre commission

Now to get the letter of Marqui or equivalent
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Re: So much for the King of Battle

Post by Netpackrat » Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:13 pm

Termite wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:28 am
Now I'm (well....Mrs Termite too...) the owner of a Cessna 175.......
How are you liking that GO-300 so far?
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Re: So much for the King of Battle

Post by Termite » Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:12 pm

Netpackrat wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:13 pm
How are you liking that GO-300 so far?
Good power(175 hp), and being a 6cyl, it's smoother than a O-320 or O-360. The higher RPMs don't bother me, I first learned to fly in a TH-55(Hughes 269), and normal cruise RPMs are 2700, 2900 for T/O and Landing, and 3100 redline for the TH-55.

The C-175/GO-300 POH calls for 2900-3100 rpms for cruise, 3200 redline. The only real limitation is you can't climb out at Vx or Vy for extended periods of time. The engine makes a good bit more heat than the O-300, and needs 90-95 mph on extended climb to keep the head temp under redline.

The previous owner(or the one before him) installed a climb prop, I'm giving up 10-15 mph in cruise. I cruise 120-122 mph @ 2900. But I can come out of a 3200' grass strip with a full bag of gas and 650 lbs of people on board, and not sweat it.
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