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Old 14th Jul 2007, 05:38
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I doubt whether 750HP would rip anyones pants but it may be quieter.
The only piston versions I flew of this aircraft had the IO720 in it.
I recently flew the PT6-34 version, and it did indeed have panty ripping performance. 750Hp in an airframe as light as the PAC 750XL, is indeed eye opening after flying aircraft in the same weight range on 300Hp.
It certainly is quieter..... Until you use Beta.
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Old 14th Jul 2007, 05:57
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Tinpis,
Yours must have had a sick plug, my first Fletcher, which came to James Av thru Aircraft Services, Ardmore, had a Continental O470-E and it, when new, was good for 225HP.

Wiz, maybe you must have had a bit of finger trouble there, the IO720 is 400HP, how come a jump from 300HP??

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Old 14th Jul 2007, 06:33
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I meant that after flying aircraft in the same weight class, the 750Hp was eye opening. most aircraft in that class are 300hp. I wasn't specifically referring to the 720.
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Old 14th Jul 2007, 06:39
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Yes, when I read your post properly i saw that, 300hp and Fletcher not mentioned together, apologies, not finger trouble at all!!
 
Old 14th Jul 2007, 06:55
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You were all right, the porter was at F..... Tennant Creek and the big box skyvan was Batchelor. I remeber dick at batchelor going over and asking whether he could borrow both aircraft cause he had 2 of his C210 down.
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Old 14th Jul 2007, 07:40
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Originally Posted by V-BOX
Nope, not enough wingspan...but after stressing over it for a couple of days I think I have remembered! I believe it's a Druine Turbulent. The location is Sywell in Northants. Yes you are correct that Farnborough is older, but it has not been a public airfield for almost 80 continuous years like Sywell..


and he's welcome to it....
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Old 14th Jul 2007, 07:48
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Looks like an inverted J3.
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Old 14th Jul 2007, 08:01
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Looks like an inverted J3.
Oi! that is an odious comparison. A J3 is a real aeroplane, General McArthur called it "the most lethal aircraft of the war". Those sitting under a Cub directed 'fire for effect' artillery barrage of more H.E. than an entire B17 squadron, undoubtedly agreed. The turbulent on the other hand is FRENCH, need I say more?

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Old 14th Jul 2007, 12:21
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Old 14th Jul 2007, 12:58
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CT4. Dunno where though. looks like Mandurah to Fremantle, but I bet its not.
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Old 14th Jul 2007, 13:22
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Are all those ships parked out to sea waiting for coal.
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Old 14th Jul 2007, 13:47
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top pic is a CT4 at Camden Haven, the rest are from a Sadler Vampire, and thats less than Half of the ships waiting to be loaded! those ships are off the central coast of NSW, there is that number again waiting up north around Newcastle itself.
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Ultralights, middle pic is looking west over The Entrance. I once caught a shark off the rocks there.
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Old 14th Jul 2007, 20:12
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prospector we is both a bit wrong

Today's Fletcher FU24-954 has been developed through stages from a 235 hp Continental power plant in the original FU24, through to a 400 hp Lycoming IO-720 A1A eight-cylinder engine.
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Tinpis,
No, your source is not correct, the aircraft was originally 225 HP. I may have been wrong with the engine designation, Continental O470-E, it was originally an O470-A, same as used in the original C180. The Fletcher ZK-BIP definitely had only 225HP, and lifting 15cwt with that machine one got the impression not all of those horses were working at all well.
 
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I bow to your superior memory
I did sorta think it was 220HP. Didnt the first Fletcher also not have a canopy? (Perhaps not in Kiwi?)

Ah Wiki ...


The first prototype flew on 14 June 1954 in the United States, then broken down and sent to New Zealand, together with the (unflown) second prototype. The original prototype had a 225 hp engine and open cockpit. Subsequent aircraft had enclosed cockpits and 260 to 310 hp Continental engines.

And the Defender

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Old 15th Jul 2007, 02:32
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The tail dragger (I was unaware they made a taildragger version) in the last photo looks like a mini corsair.
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Old 15th Jul 2007, 02:38
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Tinpis,
Yes, BDS was the first operated by Robertson, it originally had no canopy, didn't pay to upset the loader driver!! get more super in the cockpit than the hopper, from memory Bob Gummer and Otto Gram were two of the first drivers of BDS.
 
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The FAA type data sheet for the FU-24/FU-24A lists

Engine Continental O-470-E (See Items 112, 113, and 114 for optional engines)
Engine limits For all operations, 2600 r.p.m. (225 h.p.)

Optional Engines
Engine - Continental O-470-M or O-470-N
Engine limits: For all operations, 2610 r.p.m. (240 h.p.)

Engine - Continental IO-470-D
Engine limits: For all operations, 2625 r.p.m. (260 h.p.)

Engine - Continental GIO-470-A
Engine limits: All operations 3200 r.p.m. (310 h.p.)

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Old 15th Jul 2007, 04:24
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Well I got two right
Both with bloody great augmentor tubes passing through the cockpit to make it sound like the engine was actually doing something.


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