Saturday, December 23, 2006

Happy Holidays

Christmas is just a couple of days away, time for one more chorus of kaptain kool-aid's rendition of the twelve days of Christmas:

On the twelfth day of Christmas,
Vern Raburn sent to me
Twelve mentors crying
Eleven vendors griping,
Ten service bulletins,
Nine loosened bushings,
Eight lame excuses,
Seven cracking windshields,
Six owners bitching,
Five cramped seats,
Four more delays,
Three blank screens,
Two larger tanks,
AND A SCAM FROM ALBUQUERQUE!

23 comments:

wrangler said...

In a previous comment, Stan said:

BTW, I am impressed with eb, he knows his stuff.

I disagree. EB made several claims about FSW that were flat-out wrong. To further solidify my opinion that he's chock full o'Crap, he refused to provide a source for his claims. Was he trying to protect Eclipse by not naming them as the source of the fraudulent info?

My impression is that he simply memorized a few factoids that sound impressive, just like a high-school kid infatuated with his dream car. I'm sure you can think of someone who could list every detail of the latest Ferrari or Lamborghini.

Spouting a few details isn't the same as a true understanding.

wrangler said...

I almost forgot, I hope everyone had a good Holiday, EB included.

Drive safe on New Year's.

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Stan Blankenship said...

eb,

You seem to be closer to the Eclipse program than the average bear, what's your predictions for 2007?

Can they get their engineering problems sorted out?

What is going to happen with Avidyne?

Will there be an IPO and can the company survive without one?

How many airplanes will the FAA inspect before they issue the PC?

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Green-or-Red said...

I think EB is sounding like VR ~ deliveries any day now. VR has been saying that for 9 months. Look at the SJ30 ~ it received the APIS 12-14 months after TC!!!.

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wrangler said...

EclipseBlogger said...
Here is a useful link about FSW from University of Cambridge if you wish to read further.


Hmmmmm... that looks familiar. That's one of the links I previously provided to refute your claims.

So, did you fabricate your claims, did they come from Eclipse, or is there another explanation?

I only harp on this because it's an issue of credibility.

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airtaximan said...

EB,

You should write Vern's next correspondance...

All the best and happy new year to everyone...thanks for the infotainment.

EB, you can wish everyone back at e-clips the same for us...when you collect your next paycheck.

Stan Blankenship said...

eb,

One thing is not clear vis-a-vis Aviadyne and Avio.

In addition to the cockpit displays, Avio controls several aircraft systems.

Is Avidyne responsible for Avio or just the cockpit displays?

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Stan Blankenship said...

eb,

Sounds like Eclipse is heavily invested in Avidyne. From the outside looking in, it is hard to see a solution.

Companies launch new designs that are totally dependent on the engine manufacturer hitting their markers.

Eclipse launched dependant both on an engine manufacturer and an avionics manufacturer. One hit the markers (I assume Pratt did), one is struggling.

The Eclipse was designed around a fully integrated system. While it may be technically possible to build such a system, it will be model specific, not usable on anybody else's airplane.

Though if Avidyne were to complete their task, they would have the know-how to do a system for somebody like Spectrum or one of the other startups or even airplanes in current production.

If this fully integrated concept is viable, one would think that Garmin would look at it as maybe the next step to develop even closer relationships with the OEMs.

EclipseOwner387 said...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16397970/from/ET/

Interesting article on Eclipse secondary market.

Happy New Year!

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Stan Blankenship said...

eb,

Good news indeed! I'm sure that everyone who follows this blog sends congratulations to everyone on the Eclipse team who must have worked night and day to achieve this milestone.

Also, I'm impressed with the guys (and gals?) from the FAA who worked thru the holidays to support the effort.

Stan Blankenship said...

eo387,

One down, 386 to go!

Can you give us a sense of what is being said on the customer forum regarding the call for the next progress payment?

AJ said...

Congratulations to Eclipse!

http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm

Stan, kudos to you for not being the anti-everything Eclipse and calling things like you see em.

Hopefully 2007 will be the year of the Eclipse!

airtaximan said...

Truly impressive for everyone involved. Too bad it's tainted by the memory of all the missed Vern promises.

All the best for 2007.

EclipseOwner387 said...

Stan,

Most of the comments currently on the owners forum is congratulations to the Eclipse team. Of course all the position holders were very excited to hear this. The next thing being asked is how close is Eclipse to a PC now. We need that to ramp up to the volume Eclipse hopes to deliver. But I will say that the announcement has at least temporarily halted the 60% threads.

Happy New Year and Congratulations to Eclipse!

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