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September 8, 2004 8:46 PM   Subscribe

"Max Power Aerospace is offering Boeing aircraft reused as private residences.  ... The aircraft are mounted on a steel column and bearing so the whole airplane weathervanes, pointing into the wind." For more information, read the Aircraft Home Owner's Flight Manual. (Bikini girl not included, presumably.)
posted by Johnny Assay (12 comments total)
"We guarantee the aircraft will no longer fly."

How reassuring. Fascinating link, Johnny. It looks like this company is basically the airplane equivalent of a junkyard - buys planes for a minimal charge, or maybe even gets money for taking them off an airline's hands, pulls out all the reusable parts for later sale and then makes homes out of them.

What I want to know is how they ship the airplane to the customer? It obviously won't fly. Seeing as the page says the airplanes need at LEAST one acre of space once they're sited, I have a hard time imagining how they'd fit on a freeway.
posted by Happydaz at 9:12 PM on September 8, 2004

I was rather underwhelmed by the awful photoshop job that constitutes the front page of the site... it tends to give the impression -- probably not unjustified -- that they have yet to build a single one of these airplane homes.
posted by clevershark at 9:32 PM on September 8, 2004

Where'd they get that business name--- a hair dryer? Oh, found this too. Strap yourself in and feel the Gs.
posted by keswick at 9:43 PM on September 8, 2004

I don't understand why that second site uses exactly the same setting as the first site for the airplane home, but an obviously different aircraft...
posted by clevershark at 9:55 PM on September 8, 2004

"Max Power, he has the name that you want to touch, but you
musn't touch!"
posted by Quartermass at 9:59 PM on September 8, 2004

Max Power... that would be a good name for a porn star.
posted by clevershark at 10:06 PM on September 8, 2004

"Some zoning requirements require as much as five acres of land to place a rotating aircraft on."

I'd like to know what municipality actually has rotating aircraft homes in their zoning regulations.
posted by 2sheets at 10:18 PM on September 8, 2004

What, carry groceries up these steps?
posted by moonbiter at 10:26 PM on September 8, 2004

More Max Power silliness.
posted by asok at 2:05 AM on September 9, 2004

Forget about the sucky web site - one of these would be way cool to live in.
posted by dg at 3:58 AM on September 9, 2004

It would make a nice guest house or lawn ornament to go with a missile silo residence.
posted by b1tr0t at 2:28 PM on September 9, 2004

One does get the sense they've never actually put one of these in place.
posted by louie at 5:02 PM on September 9, 2004

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