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Old 4th Jun 2018, 02:05
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Only limit was 5min at max power, same as most engines.
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Old 4th Jun 2018, 03:18
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I wonder if down the track a charter company will use the Piaggio P.180 Avanti? That turboprop is very quick and could cater for the 6-10 seat market..

Just a thought.

I wouldnt mind that plane as my transport.
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Old 6th Jun 2018, 14:01
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Saintly. The F50 stretch was the F60 powered by the PW127B. Capable of 64 passengers. Only 4 copies were made before the collapse of Fokker.
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Saintly. The F50 stretch was the F60 powered by the PW127B. Capable of 64 passengers. Only 4 copies were made before the collapse of Fokker.

Did the F60 have a faster cruise speed then the F50?
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Originally Posted by Chadzat
240-250kts. 260 mayyyybe on a really good day - light and ISA.
An F50 pilot said when he used to fly them in the 1990s....they would get 270 knots - 275 knots TAS.

Is this correct??

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Saintly. I would think the F60 cruise speed and overall performance would be very similar to the F50.

The Dornier 328 Turboprop was good for about 335 knots. With the optional oxygen mask system the aircraft was certified for FL310 (31,000 feet)
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Old 6th Apr 2019, 11:31
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Saintly. AN used cruise speeds of 240 kts for the F27 and 270 kts for the F50.
There was an F27 (VH-FNW) that was capable of cruising at 270 kts if set up correctly.
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Saintly. AN used cruise speeds of 240 kts for the F27 and 270 kts for the F50.
There was an F27 (VH-FNW) that was capable of cruising at 270 kts if set up correctly.
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Old 7th Apr 2019, 06:33
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The F60 or UT60 was only ever built for the Dutch military. We produced U 1-4
I think they are no longer in the RNLAF.
I know, I was there.
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Yep I regularly saw 270 knots TAS on the F50.
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270 knots TAS is 500km per hour? I assume F50 pilots wouldn't have touched that speed? I assume that was max TAS?

Interesting though.
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Originally Posted by B772
Saintly. I would think the F60 cruise speed and overall performance would be very similar to the F50.

The Dornier 328 Turboprop was good for about 335 knots. With the optional oxygen mask system the aircraft was certified for FL310 (31,000 feet)
So despite the F50 being seen as a workhorse and a good reliable aircraft...it sounds like the F50 was a "slow turboprop" compared to the Dornier 328, Dash 8-300 in term of 50-seater aircraft. Perhaps this is why Qantas never bought F50s and maybe why the F50 never (or hardly flew) in the USA because the yanks like aircraft to be "quick"

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Old 12th Apr 2019, 12:52
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Yes I’ll tell you one more time.

The F-50 in Ansett flew at a NORMAL 270 knots TAS.....

EASILY, it wasn’t a dream figure.

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I remember Australian Flying magazine running a feature on the F50, shortly after its entry into service with Ansett NSW in the late 80s. Obviously quite a while ago now, but I do recall the article mentioning a ‘typical’ TAS of 270 kts, & a high-speed TAS of 284 kts .....
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Ummmmm yes that’s Ground speed mate.........


what at are you trying to prove with those screen shots?




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It would seem Saintly has a strange love affair with slow Fokkers!
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Old 14th Apr 2019, 12:12
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Not trying to prove anything. Just showing you the ground speed that's all. TAS would be slightly different to ground speed
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Old 14th Apr 2019, 12:53
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slow Fokkers!
You can say that again, Fathom!!
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