The 1100 (yes, that was one-thousand, one hundred) HP primary trainer I learned to fly in would like to have a word with you about "Mind-Bending" HP.

BTW... that was 1100, derated from 1400.

As a point of comparison: I later flew the Beech King Air 90 - an 8 passenger mini-airliner. It has 2 550HP PT-6 engines. Same HP,… » 1/23/15 5:22pm Friday 5:22pm

There have already been ton of replies, so I expect I'll be lost in the noise, but I'd like to nominate 3 cars (and I've owned or driven all of them)

'68 VW Beetle autostick (scary as hell, couldn't do 50)
'78 VW Bus with 3sp automatic
'81 VW Westfalia. 67hp in a 5000lb+ vehicle. it was REALLY SLOW. » 12/19/14 5:19pm 12/19/14 5:19pm

Real shame for the the pilot that they didn't have 4 big props with beta. :)

P-3 can taxi, takeoff and land on solid glaze ice with no problem. The wonders of differential thrust and thrust reversing ability. We also commonly reversed into parking spots. » 12/04/14 2:52pm 12/04/14 2:52pm