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Planes and thangs!

Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by Cottonwood, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    Out in the SW with my 185 now; using an ICE for good effect. When I get back to the desktop with the full res version available, I will post it for all to use as desktops and wallpaper.

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  2. phx182flyer

    phx182flyer P11051

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    Makes me wish I had a trail dragger. Where was the picture taken?
     
  3. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    That's Minearl Bottom, on the Green River, just upstream of Canyonlands National Park. The uranium boom in the 1950's put some great backcountry airstrips in Utah. This one is maintained by the Utah Backcountry Pilots Association, UBCP
     
  4. MikeK

    MikeK R#129, TSLA shareholder

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    Beauty! Proper airplanes have the third wheel in back. :)
     
  5. phx182flyer

    phx182flyer P11051

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    That's a whole different argument for another forum. It would make the warranty forum seem tame.
     
  6. ddenboer

    ddenboer MODEL X #1770

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    Aaaaaaannnnnndddd....
    This is why I love these forums :)

    Nice plane BTW.
     
  7. ModelS1079

    ModelS1079 Member

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    But, MikeK, do you want that plane in pearl White or Pacific Blue?
     
  8. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    I thought proper airplanes had pontoons.
     
  9. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    Seaplane pilots prefer to call them floats, but I think this is what you mean. This was south of Ocala, FL a couple of years ago:

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    But we digress. Deliveries should be accelerating. Let's see some more pics of Model S's in great locations!
     
  10. mulder1231

    mulder1231 Active Member

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    Same plane, that's amazing. Looks like it has wheels as well (little ones). PS. I don't know anything about planes.
     
  11. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    don't make me dig out my photos of planes on skis and another balloon tires on a glacier!
     
  12. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Okay, the location's not so great but...


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  13. ToddRLockwood

    ToddRLockwood Active Member

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    #13 ToddRLockwood, Sep 23, 2012
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    Elon Musk has mentioned the possibility of a battery powered aircraft in the not-too-distant future. An electric jet engine would not be dependent on oxygen, as it's fuel powered counterpart is, making electric jet engines more efficient at altitude. According to Musk, the motor technology is already there. It's just a matter of reducing the mass and increasing the capacity of lithium power packs. When you think about it, a commercial jet carries quite a few pounds of fuel at takeoff. If a battery pack could be developed that has half the weight of that fuel and equivalent range, we could be there.
     
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  15. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    I'd call that an autogyro.
     
  16. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    +1!

    I thought that when I looked but didn't post anything.
     

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