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Posted: 7/9/2012 11:36:47 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/9/2012 12:33:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/9/2012 4:17:54 PM EDT by CFII]
Link Posted: 7/9/2012 4:16:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/9/2012 4:16:56 PM EDT by M82Assault]
Originally Posted By CFII:
A twin engine fork-talked doctor killer? Awesome. Thats like double the danger at three times the cost



So with me being a relative noob in the aviation world... care to explain why the V-tailed doctor killer got that name?


Worst thread jack ever, I know
Link Posted: 7/9/2012 4:28:30 PM EDT
A low drag airframe coupled with 2 big tail control surfaces that was/is a popular model purchased by medical professionals. Very easy to exceed vne. There was a redesign that solved the "problem" of tail seperation but evidently a lot of people like to still refer to them as such.

Originally Posted By M82Assault:
Originally Posted By CFII:
A twin engine fork-talked doctor killer? Awesome. Thats like double the danger at three times the cost



So with me being a relative noob in the aviation world... care to explain why the V-tailed doctor killer got that name?


Worst thread jack ever, I know


Link Posted: 7/9/2012 4:39:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By LNC2BLDR:
A low drag airframe coupled with 2 big tail control surfaces that was/is a popular model purchased by medical professionals. Very easy to exceed vne. There was a redesign that solved the "problem" of tail seperation but evidently a lot of people like to still refer to them as such.

Originally Posted By M82Assault:
Originally Posted By CFII:
A twin engine fork-talked doctor killer? Awesome. Thats like double the danger at three times the cost



So with me being a relative noob in the aviation world... care to explain why the V-tailed doctor killer got that name?


Worst thread jack ever, I know




Ah, thanks. This thread may resume its original course now
Link Posted: 7/9/2012 5:37:52 PM EDT
I thought the sister "Baron" was the Doctor killer.
Link Posted: 7/9/2012 5:40:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/9/2012 5:52:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By jestertoo:
I thought the sister "Baron" was the Doctor killer.


Nope, it was the Bonanza. In reality most likely the mighty C-210!
Link Posted: 7/9/2012 5:53:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/9/2012 6:01:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By NY32:
Originally Posted By jestertoo:
I thought the sister "Baron" was the Doctor killer.


Nope, it was the Bonanza. In reality most likely the mighty C-210!


My dentist has '65 V35 with "Doctor Killer" painted in script on the cowl. Feels odd to fly with the "synchronized" yoke/rudders. You can feel those bungie cords fighting you, especially when landing in a crosswind.
Link Posted: 7/10/2012 1:13:16 AM EDT
Originally Posted By CFII:
I want to fly a Twin Bonanza. Not that homebuilt, but the giant one Beech made.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/38/Beechcraft_U-8D_Seminole_US_Army_in_flight.jpg/791px-Beechcraft_U-8D_Seminole_US_Army_in_flight.jpg


I flew one of those a little bit. It was a sweet flying machine, but a bit loud.
Link Posted: 7/10/2012 5:20:27 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DRich:
My dentist has '65 V35 with "Doctor Killer" painted in script on the cowl.


Suppose someday that'll give an NTSB investigator a chuckle in the sense of irony when he's processing that crash scene.

Link Posted: 7/11/2012 4:32:39 AM EDT
Originally Posted By M82Assault:
Originally Posted By CFII:
A twin engine fork-talked doctor killer? Awesome. Thats like double the danger at three times the cost



So with me being a relative noob in the aviation world... care to explain why the V-tailed doctor killer got that name?


Worst thread jack ever, I know


Doctors with more money than time to fly buy them, then drive them into the ground (and/or inflight breakup) due to the combination of a high performance airplane flown by someone that doesn't have the time to stay proficient in said high performance airplane.

These days it sounds like Cirrus is competing for the doctor killer title. For such a safe airplane, there's a terrible percentage of owners turning them into lawn darts.
Link Posted: 7/11/2012 6:19:51 AM EDT
Originally Posted By BlueMR2:
Originally Posted By M82Assault:
Originally Posted By CFII:
A twin engine fork-talked doctor killer? Awesome. Thats like double the danger at three times the cost



So with me being a relative noob in the aviation world... care to explain why the V-tailed doctor killer got that name?


Worst thread jack ever, I know


Doctors with more money than time to fly buy them, then drive them into the ground (and/or inflight breakup) due to the combination of a high performance airplane flown by someone that doesn't have the time to stay proficient in said high performance airplane.

These days it sounds like Cirrus is competing for the doctor killer title. For such a safe airplane, there's a terrible percentage of owners turning them into lawn darts.




Link Posted: 7/11/2012 6:24:52 AM EDT
Originally Posted By BlueMR2:
Originally Posted By M82Assault:
Originally Posted By CFII:
A twin engine fork-talked doctor killer? Awesome. Thats like double the danger at three times the cost



So with me being a relative noob in the aviation world... care to explain why the V-tailed doctor killer got that name?


Worst thread jack ever, I know


Doctors with more money than time to fly buy them, then drive them into the ground (and/or inflight breakup) due to the combination of a high performance airplane flown by someone that doesn't have the time to stay proficient in said high performance airplane.

These days it sounds like Cirrus is competing for the doctor killer title. For such a safe airplane, there's a terrible percentage of owners turning them into lawn darts.


with parachutes....

Link Posted: 7/11/2012 12:23:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/11/2012 12:48:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By CFII:
A twin engine fork-tailed doctor killer? Awesome. Thats like double the danger at three times the cost



HAHAHA I fucking lol'd hard. Close the thread. You win.
Link Posted: 7/11/2012 7:01:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By CFII:
Originally Posted By Surf:
Originally Posted By BlueMR2:
Originally Posted By M82Assault:
Originally Posted By CFII:
A twin engine fork-talked doctor killer? Awesome. Thats like double the danger at three times the cost



So with me being a relative noob in the aviation world... care to explain why the V-tailed doctor killer got that name?


Worst thread jack ever, I know


Doctors with more money than time to fly buy them, then drive them into the ground (and/or inflight breakup) due to the combination of a high performance airplane flown by someone that doesn't have the time to stay proficient in said high performance airplane.

These days it sounds like Cirrus is competing for the doctor killer title. For such a safe airplane, there's a terrible percentage of owners turning them into lawn darts.


with parachutes....



Ironic to me. However, CFIT happens. There is a pretty crappy video of a Cirrus involved in a midair that then parachuted down....on fire.


I was doing good, till the "on fire" part. Then, I laughed at the irony.
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