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Old 5th Feb 2022, 16:03
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Originally Posted by Bravo73 View Post
Probably for a similar reason as to why some people want to spend £/$10,000 on a 2 seater car whilst others are happy to spend £/$100,000.
That's a bit of a stretch. If the R22 were say a $12k Saturn the Cabri is certainly not a $100k Corvette. Especially since they have the same engine!

​​​​​​From what I've seen, its basically a luxury version of the 300. So that's essentially comparing a $10k car from the 60's to the same $10k car made today,...but with the same level of engine performance and still without air conditioning.

In other words, you're charging me $100 bucks more an hour than your R22 to fly this thing, but I can't take more people, its not faster, it (apparently) doesn't HOGE as well, and it doesn't come with air conditioning. So, why do you want more money for it?
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Old 5th Feb 2022, 17:27
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Öthe Cabri is certainly not a $100k Corvette.
I didnít say that it was. You are reading too much into the analogy.

To you, the price or cost would appear to be the single most important factor. To lots of others, it isnít.
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Old 5th Feb 2022, 18:14
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Originally Posted by Bravo73 View Post
I didnít say that it was. You are reading too much into the analogy.

To you, the price or cost would appear to be the single most important factor. To lots of others, it isnít.
Not just price. The difference in quality of a $10k car and a $100k car is not comparable to the difference between the Cabri and its two-seat piston competition,...nor is the performance difference, especially given that an R22 is faster. Its not even avionics as R22's also have glass cockpit options.

So what's left,...body style?
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Old 5th Feb 2022, 20:01
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Actually, you can get AC in a Cabri. It's a catalog option. It'll cost you 24 lbs of payload that you can't afford to lose, and $23,000USD.

While I was perusing their online configurator, I priced a similarly equipped G2 and Raven I. Both can be had with a G500 panel, GTN navigator, GTX345, heated pitot, some USB outlets, nice paint (included on the Raven), leather, and fire extinguisher, i.e. both are super nice inside.

Cabri = $473K USD
Raven I = $508K USD.

Not sure why anyone would buy a G2 at that price point.
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Old 5th Feb 2022, 23:15
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Actually, you can get AC in a Cabri. It's a catalog option. It'll cost you 24 lbs of payload that you can't afford to lose, and $23,000USD.

While I was perusing their online configurator, I priced a similarly equipped G2 and Raven I. Both can be had with a G500 panel, GTN navigator, GTX345, heated pitot, some USB outlets, nice paint (included on the Raven), leather, and fire extinguisher, i.e. both are super nice inside.

Cabri = $473K USD
Raven I = $508K USD.

Not sure why anyone would buy a G2 at that price point.
That close to a Raven, huh. Kinda makes me wonder why they didn't skip the two-seater and just start out with a four seat Cabri?
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Old 5th Feb 2022, 23:30
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Originally Posted by Bravo73 View Post
I didnít say that it was. You are reading too much into the analogy.

To you, the price or cost would appear to be the single most important factor. To lots of others, it isnít.
It's a bad analogy is the problem as it helps if the two things you are comparing are analogous.
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Old 15th Feb 2022, 17:08
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So to finish the story... flew an R44 today. What a pleasure! I know people say a lot of bad things about Robbos, but compared to the G2 it is a dream to fly. It was a super flight too, all along the coast from Cannes to the Italian border at 500 feet, including a low pass along the runway at Nice - clearance very willingly given by Nice tower. Then a quick climb to 4500 feet over the mountains to an off-airport landing in the snow in the middle of nowhere, and return to Cannes.
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Old 16th Feb 2022, 03:07
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Originally Posted by n5296s View Post
So to finish the story... flew an R44 today. What a pleasure! I know people say a lot of bad things about Robbos, but compared to the G2 it is a dream to fly. It was a super flight too, all along the coast from Cannes to the Italian border at 500 feet, including a low pass along the runway at Nice - clearance very willingly given by Nice tower. Then a quick climb to 4500 feet over the mountains to an off-airport landing in the snow in the middle of nowhere, and return to Cannes.
I know this flight outing pattern, its a beauty!, you forgot ot mention the flyby above monaco before heading to the mountain.
I did this similar flight right after I got my AS350B2 type rating from them, it makes you absolutly forget anything about the G2, R44 and anything in between performance wise.
the quick climb you pointed out would go straight to 10,000ft at 2000ft per minute just by slowing from 100 knots to 80 knots (for most of the initial climb)

It's a bad analogy is the problem as it helps if the two things you are comparing are analogous.
just keeping on making bad analogies, every aircraft its own purpose and applicability.
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