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Old 7th Nov 2011, 10:05
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Beechcraft A36 Bonanza modified with the Tradewind Turbine's turboprop conversion
Not that one, but it is converted from a Beech, but not a Bonanza. Looks like the first one flew in 2003 so too new for Aerofiles
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Old 7th Nov 2011, 10:24
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but it is converted from a Beech,
So, no longer called a Beech product, something completely different?
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So, no longer called a Beech product, something completely different?
Correct....the conversion is somewhat more radical than some.
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Old 7th Nov 2011, 10:42
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PT6 or Allison?
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Old 7th Nov 2011, 10:43
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It looks like a Piper with a Beech wing?
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OK. But if it was Frankenfurted from a Beech light-plane, say a Sierra for example, would wiki in the variant section make mention of this "radical" conversion?
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Lot's of questions:
PT6 or Allison?
Neither LM...Walter turboprop.
It looks like a Piper with a Beech wing?
No, the basic airframe is Beech, fuselage, wings and tail.
would wiki in the variant section make mention of this "radical" conversion?
Can't see that wiki mentions this at all, either under Beech, or the manufacturer that does the conversion.

Remember what I said about this being a more radical conversion.....
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Is this conversion, by any chance, a conversion of a piston twin to a single turboprop.
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Is it the Viper?????
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Is it the Viper?????
Saw that, but isn't that a Russian (Technoavia) Piper conversion?

We're still looking for an American manufacturer....right?
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Forget that That was a Navajo!
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Nah, I reckon its NZ or smething like that
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too new for Aerofiles
American Ken?
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Is this conversion, by any chance, a conversion of a piston twin to a single turboprop.
It is indeed Incidentally the aircraft it was converted from remains in production today after 50 years!

American Ken?
Yep.
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Did it start out as a Beech Duke?
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A Baron conversion, mate?
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There is a Baron converted in this way and called the Walker Hester WH4 Harpoon.
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Did it start out as a Beech Duke?
Not a Duke.
A Baron conversion, mate?
Yes

But....

Walker Hester WH4 Harpoon
Well, I have it as the Hall Wendell WH-4 Harpoon but I'm sure its one and the same LM



LM has control.
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Very nice, Ken!
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Very nice, Ken!
Wasn't it just!

Here we go again then.....

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