View Full Version : Do you want the real gun?!!!Look this.

09-04-2005, 01:51 PM

09-04-2005, 01:51 PM

09-04-2005, 02:06 PM
Thanks for letting me know! I just get my money-pack and go to buy it! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

(By the way, did you know my Ferrari F50 had the same price (750000$))?

09-04-2005, 03:43 PM
I bet you could write it off as a small business expense. Just tell the IRS you've started an ultra fast flower delivery business or something. The gattling gun is for eliminating small rodents that try to eat the plants.

09-04-2005, 03:46 PM
if i had the disposable income i would be on that in a second

09-04-2005, 04:44 PM
I'll just get my AMEX... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

09-04-2005, 09:11 PM
You know, they sold surplus warbirds in the late forties for only $3000. Oh how I wish my grandparents had the foresight to make such an investment. I wonder if my grandchildren will be saying the same about me and these type of planes later.

09-05-2005, 07:24 AM
Ok, you guys are going to hate me, but I gotta ask.

Would you want to own something like this? Consider for a moment.

These machines require a gargantuan maintenance regiment. This ain't no oil change every 3 months. So you've not only got to be rich to buy it, you gotta have mountains of disposable income to keep it up.

So lets suppose you got the cash. Well, now you need the crew. Because unless your planning to live in this thing, your going to need a hand. I don't know what would be required in personnel terms, but a wild guess would be, let's say 6 to 12 full and part time partners. I don't say employees because the crew would have to have not only the expertise, but the passion to do this kind of work, and that turns everything into a committee decision...better believe it.

OK you've got the cash and you got the crew, now you need the time. No amount of money puts 26 hours in a day. I mean I assume you'll want to fly this thing occasionally. Plus there is the trips to Oshkosh and other expos. Don't forget, you've got a small company taking care of this thing and that takes management too. You're going to have deal with at least one government and multiple agencies therein. And then their are the suppliers (which may involve a second government). I mean how much time will you spend doing things that have nothing to do flying at all? You see how this quickly turns into a full-time job. And the job description lists pilot about 4th or 5th on the list.

Now if you understand all this and are still keen on it. Then you would have to love this machine. And that presents another problem IMHO. Because I believe that when you love something that isn't a person its called idolatry. And if that's too extreme then you can at least consider the axiom about how your possessions posses you.

09-05-2005, 10:57 AM
Not to mention this "End user certification required by the buyer.
It is nice to dream though!

09-05-2005, 03:25 PM

09-06-2005, 09:38 PM
I'll take the P-40 for 1.3 million...sheesh http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gifThey even throw in a free vintage Jeep!

09-06-2005, 10:20 PM
Think I'll buy it, turn it into a combination coat rack and TV remote just to make georgeo mad http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif