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wayno7777
09-26-2006, 09:28 PM
http://www.usatoday.com/money/gallery/m060925_honda/flash.htm

Sharp looking business jet http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif....

heywooood
09-26-2006, 09:49 PM
thats a spiffy paintjob....I was surprised to see the engines mounted on wing pylons on top of the wing...at first glance they look like typical rear fuselage mounts.

Seems like it would fit in a two car garage.

Texas LongHorn
09-27-2006, 08:33 AM
Wood, check this out, they have a great shot of the pylon mounted engine. Wierd design, but what the heck, since it's a Honda they'll be totally reliable and probably sell tons of 'em at that price. Cheap for a jet. Here's the link;
www.diseno-art.com/.../archive/honda_jet.html (http://www.diseno-art.com/.../archive/honda_jet.html)
All the best, LongHorn

Texas LongHorn
09-27-2006, 08:35 AM
Oops, try this one; http://www.airventure.org/2005/gallery/images/wed27/hondajet.jpg
All the best, LongHorn

Philipscdrw
09-27-2006, 10:49 AM
Cunning. It looks pretty, but it looks like it was designed for function not appearance, and being pretty is a fortunate coincidence, IMO!

It's a shame the Honda CEO hasn't taken the chance to fly in it, though - he's so serious he won't fly in it "unless there is a purpose". What a wasted opportunity!

Immermann
09-27-2006, 11:08 AM
Wing mounted engines should keep the cabin noise down somewhat. Nice looking plane.

stanford-ukded
09-27-2006, 11:31 AM
Yeah I'll take one.

wayno7777
09-27-2006, 08:09 PM
It's an interesting story.
Nice sig, Stanford!....

AFSG_Bulldog
09-27-2006, 08:41 PM
I have been reading, lately, that Honda is entering into a partnership with Piper Aircraft to build the plane for Honda engines. They have not said if it will resemble the test plane but I am sure it will be an interresting thing to see all the same.

smokincrater
09-27-2006, 11:53 PM
Wing mounted engines also reduce noise on the ground. Toyota also is looking to get into the aircraft business.

CUJO_1970
09-28-2006, 12:15 AM
Yeah, but did it pass the "Clara Johnson" test?

The-Pizza-Man
09-28-2006, 12:30 AM
Originally posted by smokincrater:
Wing mounted engines also reduce noise on the ground. Toyota also is looking to get into the aircraft business.

but more than anything wing mounted engines give it more cabin space. So while it looks small it's probably as big inside as other larger jets.

Sordid_Sinister
09-28-2006, 03:16 PM
Can't help it, but I think the plane's incredibly ugly. The pylon-mounted engines are just.... wrong.

major_setback
09-28-2006, 03:36 PM
Would that make the engines easily removable for maintainance?

It looks like you could carry one under your arm.

-HH-Dubbo
09-28-2006, 11:28 PM
Yeah...eye of the beholder and all that. It looks like a cheap kit...like an attempt at a Porsche built by Hyundai.

Probably is great, but looks not-quite-right