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Old 28th Nov 2008, 11:14
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Turbine Baron

For those misguided individuals among you who believe a Baron is the bees knees.

http://www.rocketengineering.com/doc...ss_Release.pdf

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Old 28th Nov 2008, 11:48
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Now that's what i call rocket science. Very cool indeed...
But ... does it worth the additional price tag?
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Old 28th Nov 2008, 22:33
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Don't know abut a turbine Baron, but a turbine Duke, now that would be a machine...
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Old 28th Nov 2008, 23:05
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The P-Baron turbine conversion will replace the B-58Pís original Lycoming
520 piston engines
Don't know if i trust a company to strap a couple of 500 SHP puppy's to an aeroplane that they do not even know what the engines they are replacing are
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Old 28th Nov 2008, 23:49
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I would have thought the turbine Bonanza or esp the turbine Malibu/Mirage a better bet!
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Old 29th Nov 2008, 03:55
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HH, tinnie posted a piccie of a turbine Duke here about 12 months or so ago. Absolutely beautiful. As usual, a company in the US doing the conversions.

Most piston powered aircraft don't look good with a turbine but the Duke looked as though it was made for it. Sex with wings it was.

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Old 29th Nov 2008, 04:16
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Like this?

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Old 29th Nov 2008, 04:30
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Old 29th Nov 2008, 04:58
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Yeah that's the one. I'm in lust all over again.
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Old 29th Nov 2008, 05:22
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Where do i get a job flying one of them ?
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Old 29th Nov 2008, 05:22
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That's just gone to the top of my aircraft wish list, pure sex on wings!

Engine model P&W PT6A-35
TBO 3,600 hrs
Passenger Seats 6
Length 33' 10"
Height 12' 4"
Wingspan 39' 9"
Max Take-Off Weight 7,050 lbs
Standard Empty Weight 4,650 lbs
Max Useful Load 2,400 lbs
Max Useable Fuel 260 gal
Payload @ Max Fuel 750 lbs
Certified Ceiling 28,000 ft
Take-Off Runway 1,000 ft
Landing Runway 900 ft
Max Climb Rate 4,000 ft/min
Time to Climb (25,000 ft) 9 min
High Speed Cruise (29,000 ft) 290+ kts
Fuel Flow 66 gph
Max VFR Range (no wind) 1,100+ nm
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Old 29th Nov 2008, 05:55
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The old Duke were nice even with a boat mooring on each wing
That lil bugga would be barber poled all the time I reckon.
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Old 29th Nov 2008, 05:58
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"The ROYAL Turbine"

Here 'tis for those who have just won lotto

Royal Turbine
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Old 29th Nov 2008, 06:16
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I don't know the price, but I reckon it would take more than your average lotto win to be able to afford one!
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Old 29th Nov 2008, 08:18
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What do ya reckon "HH"? we do all the 'granny' runs in one of those turbine dukes? Have to be walkers only though
What a sexy beast with looks to kill, with enough money in hand one could almost forget the saying ."if it flies, floats or F***s then rent it"

The only thing I don't like about any Beech is they stayed with the column sticking out of the panel like the smaller simple SE planes. Now had they had a column from floor level that would have made them look/feel like a real mini airliner. The PA42 got it right in that department & even the AC50.



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Old 29th Nov 2008, 22:06
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Quote: " Where do i get a job flying one of them? "

You will not!
All the Dukes i came across with operated by owner/pilots. It is a bit of a personal get there quick sort of private toy.
It is like buying a Lamborghini and hire someone to drive it.
Very cosy interior, similar to a Baron. The last time i flew one it took me good 10 minutes to get in the cockpit and get comfortable and i am only 6 feet. Once you are in there you do not want to get out though...
Love the thing.... it's a Beechcraft

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Old 30th Nov 2008, 00:31
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True love.
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Old 30th Nov 2008, 04:53
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A duke has a face only a mother could love

Kind of reminds me of the stubby nose 310
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Ah...

One of those who only watches the mantle while stroking the fire......
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