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Old 19th Aug 2003, 11:21
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Starship donated to Museum

A Beech Starship was donated to the Kansas Aviation Museum in Wichita this weekend. Photo & news item here:
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Old 7th Apr 2021, 15:22
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Beechcraft Starship

Any Starship 2000A fans out there? I noticed that the Museum of Flight in Seattle recently posted a cockpit picture of their Starship (NC-42, N8158X), and it appears to have a TCAS system installed, looks like Bendix Cas 66A where the pressurization controls normally are located. I wasnt aware that any Starships came with TCAS. Anyone know anything about this? Was built that way new or was the TCAS added later? Where were the pressurization controls moved to?

Also, if anyone has any cockpit or cabin photos from your time flying the Starship, feel free to post them on this thread.
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Old 10th Apr 2021, 14:29
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I love the looks of the thing. Even if I can't geek-along with your specific avionics question I would like to point to the card model kit of N514RS I designed a few years ago:

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Old 10th Apr 2021, 18:48
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Blimey Marian, that looks like an excellent bit of work!

It was a super looking aeroplane, such a shame Beech pulled the plug on it...

Edit, sent it to a mate of mine who is a dab hand at making models - knowing him, he'll print it on plasticard and build it that way!
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Old 11th Apr 2021, 01:28
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Here is the cockpit of N786BP (NC-28) at the Queensland Air Museum.

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Old 11th Apr 2021, 06:32
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Noisy buggers like the Piaggio Avanti.
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Old 11th Apr 2021, 07:32
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Expensive, noisy externally - never caught on. If you wanted to make a splash you bought a jet, or a bigger jet
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Old 11th Apr 2021, 09:42
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Mariana, beautiful model. Especially the curved leading edge halfway the wing is superbe!
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