The Cirrus line is very sexy. I flew my 1999 Cessna (which always gets comments on the new smell or how expensive it is compared with a 20 plus year old Cessna) to Duluth last fall to get a first hand look at the plane.
Everyone but the sales rep my family and I met with, were extremely pleasant and very proud of their plane. They certainly had a right to be.
I took off from KDLH feeling a little violated. A Cessna can be called a lot of things, but doggy, was the only thing I could think of compared to the sensuous and lusty SR.
I have followed this web site for some time, and except for the hated “insurance guy” this always seems to be a love fest around here.
I think I am almost convinced to put my name down for a SR22, but 2 main worries are stopping me.
- I live in a town that has a major Technologogical University. With lots of PH.D.'s in Chemical Engineering. Several of them are pilots and they to think the SR’s are pretty hot stuff. They have expressed concerns for the never ending hardening of the agents in composites and the effect of heat on the plane in the short and long term.
I read that some of the dashes have warped from a little heat. I know the panel is not as strong as the plane, but.
I live not too far from Duluth, so heat won’t necessarily be a real problem for me; but it could be a huge problem for resale.
- Because I live up in this area, icing is a real problem. We have had it as low as 3000 feet for the last two days. I read here some time ago, that someone thought, that they heard that deicing might be in the cards soon.
I would like to hear some responses from some people that thought about the heat problem and what they did to feel it wasn’t a problem, and if anyone knows of any concrete plans for deicing.