For those of us with some wait time on our hands, this forum has been a great venue for moaning about this or that feature that we definitely must have in our airplanes. (E.g., FADEC, deice, built-in O2.) Since weÂ’re all so hot to gild our lilies, letÂ’s not shy away from providing our Cirrus salespersons with a more complete list. To whit -
Probably best suited for the SR22, this could help alleviate the problem of diminished luggage space for those of us used to more abundant rear acreage. U-haul has pretty nice little trailers for $19.95/day. (But the per-mile charge would click along pretty rapidly, eh?) DonÂ’t snicker. Is an airplane towing a trailer any stranger than an airplane popping a Â‘chute?
Mirror on cabin ceiling
The SR2x aircraft, with their unobtrusive side control yokes, provide an almost unprecedented amount of, uh, lap space for pursuit of mile-high-club activities. The mirror would spice things up a bit, perhaps along with a portable lava lamp that could be plugged into the accessory outlet.
Although our cherished Cirri donÂ’t have the 6-hour+ range profiles of tip-tanked Bonanzas, when you gotta go, you gotta go. (Once again the copious lap space comes in handy.) Maybe the task of getting approval for yet another hole in the composite deterred Cirrus from implementing this obvious feature.
WeÂ’re all at least as compulsive about our flying machines as your typical 911 owner, and summertime is bug smashing time. Perhaps SportyÂ’s or BruceÂ’s will jump on this inevitable big-seller.
LetÂ’s not go there.
The KlapmeyerÂ’s want their airplanes to be “the airplane for everybody,” and that presumably includes Â‘dusters (excuse me Â– “aerial applicators”).
I leave it to the fertile imagination of other forum dwellers to enhance this admittedly perfunctory list.