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Dash Cycles

#1 Post by wowie_kazowie » Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:16 am

Just wondering approx how many cycles are on the Dash Classics at Jazz. From what I understand is the -100 has a extension to 120,000 cycles from 80,000. Is the -300 the same? Are the jazz classics even getting close to 80,000 yet?
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#2 Post by teacher » Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:22 pm

I've flown 100s with anything from 55,000 cycles to 76,000.
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#3 Post by Big Pistons Forever » Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:29 pm

I have time on a Convair 580 that had 96,000+ hrs and 156,000 + cycles, and it is still going strong. I doubt you ever see a tin can Dash anywhere close to that.....
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#4 Post by teacher » Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:39 pm

Big Pistons Forever wrote:I have time on a Convair 580 that had 96,000+ hrs and 156,000 + cycles, and it is still going strong. I doubt you ever see a tin can Dash anywhere close to that.....

Tin Can!!! I beg to differ.
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#5 Post by Big Pistons Forever » Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:48 pm

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Tin Can!!! I beg to differ.
Sorry sometimes the truth hurts :wink:

But seriously the Convair is built like a tank and it is just about unbustable. They just don't make them like that anymore. The downside is that it is heavier and less efficient than more modern designs......but I sure like a design mentality that says "never use 2 pounds of metal when 3 pounds will fit" :prayer:
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#6 Post by wowie_kazowie » Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:01 pm

Yea so some of the -100's are approaching that 80,000, so I assume Jazz will stretch them out to the 120,000 since there is no talk of replacing them.
The Convair is a tank, but she is sure not a pretty bird IMHO. Great for putting out fires and lugging freight around but I sure as heck would not want to sit on one as a pax.
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#7 Post by PROC_HDG » Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:07 pm

the DH8 is anything but a tin can.
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#8 Post by Inverted2 » Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:18 pm

A CV580 burns more than double what a Dash Classic burns. Mind you the 580 is built like a tank. The old Classics are doing just fine. Still no word on whether Jazz is keeping them past 80k cycles or not.
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#9 Post by teacher » Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:09 pm

There are rumours that they will not be extended but instead replaced buy less but larger airplanes along with a reduced CP cost and CPA extension. Time will tell what all these talks and negotiations will lead to.
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#10 Post by plhought » Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:13 pm

Is Jazz still operating S/N 3? I heard it was on its way down South or something.

I have complete faith in Jazz's older Classics. The old Liat and other island hopping ones with 70,000+ cycles and only 20,000 hours are the scary ones.
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#11 Post by Dibbley » Thu Nov 27, 2014 4:20 pm

plhought wrote:Is Jazz still operating S/N 3? I heard it was on its way down South or something.

I have complete faith in Jazz's older Classics. The old Liat and other island hopping ones with 70,000+ cycles and only 20,000 hours are the scary ones.
GOM is long gone. I gave her a kiss on the cowl the last time I did her oils..... It was my way of saying thank you for a job well done.
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