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skyfarmer
5th Sep 2004, 18:49
I need a bit of info/specs on the Jetstream 31....
Undercarriage type, suitability for dirt strips, tyre sizes, performance figures, field length requirements etc.

Any one have any info? or can point me in the right direction

Cheers

Neil

autoflight
7th Sep 2004, 06:43
I wouldn't operate regularly on unpaved surfaces in a J31. Water injection required for any sort of reasonable heavy, hot or high performance. Problem is that the WM tank has capacity for only a few take-offs, and the very places where you need to use it can't supply WM. On airfields where an F27 was comfortable, a lot of fuel planning was needed for J31 take-off and landing weights.

Captain Stable
7th Sep 2004, 10:55
As far as I can remember (it's a long time since I flew a J31) only the earlier marques had WaterMeth.

In general I agree with you - if performance is a critical factor, then the J31 is NOT the aircraft to be operating. It doesn't like rough strips generally, and you'll find it problematical.

If performance is the critical factor, go for a DHC-6. If you need pressurisation and the strips ain't too bad, have you considered a Kingair?

74tweaker
8th Sep 2004, 03:54
Try this..............
http://www.asg.baesystems.com/inservice_jetstream31.html

lots of good downloadable info in PDF format.

skyfarmer
9th Sep 2004, 06:12
OK, thanks all,

Not really the sort of thing I wanted to hear, but better to find out now!!!

Chers