October 2004 Issue

Letters: 10/04

Adam and Eclipse
I have already placed my bet in the light jet race with Eclipse as a deposit holder from day one. So, that in mind, I would like to comment on Rick Durden’ s article on the Adam 700. I resent the undeserved negative undertones toward the Eclipse and would like to comment as follows.

The only technological breakthrough on the Eclipse is friction stir welding, which drastically cuts production costs. This provides an inspectable, repairable, nearly composite smooth aluminum airframe. That technology has already been proven in other arenas and the equipment is installed and operating at Eclipse.

By stating that he thinks someone can “make money at $2.5 mill...

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