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donv

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Re: Vintage photos
« Reply #165 on: May 08, 2019, 10:57:49 am »
I have a lot of time in Westwinds and Jet Commanders. I think the Jet Commander looks better than the Westwind-- just so much cleaner-- but the Westwinds are far better airplanes.

The Westwind, and Jet Commander, look fantastic in the air, less great on the ground.

Jeff Johnson

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Re: Vintage photos
« Reply #166 on: May 09, 2019, 12:00:28 am »
Looks like an Aerostar wing.

You can tell the lineage.


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Re: Vintage photos
« Reply #167 on: May 09, 2019, 12:35:04 pm »
Always providing great knowledge, thanks as always DonV.

donv

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Re: Vintage photos
« Reply #168 on: May 09, 2019, 12:41:23 pm »
Looks like an Aerostar wing.

You can tell the lineage.

You sure can! In fact, I think the Jet Commander was Ted Smith's last design before starting Aerostar, so no wonder.

I don't know if you've seen the Aerostar Jet, which was based off Ted's jet design. It has under-wing jet engines, but I think it would have looked so much better if he had put tail mounted engines on it-- then it would have looked just like a mini-Jet Commander. That's probably why he didn't do it, though.
« Last Edit: May 09, 2019, 12:43:02 pm by donv »

Adam Frisch

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Re: Vintage photos
« Reply #169 on: May 09, 2019, 07:32:40 pm »
Ted was a genius. His commonality between elevator and rudders on the Aerostar was a master stroke. One part fits all.
Slumming it in the turboprop world - so you don't have to.