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What's the loudest GA aeroplane out there?

Old 8th Jun 2021, 05:54
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Any Polikarpov (also not really GA)

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Old 8th Jun 2021, 06:01
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Would have to be a Britten Norman Islander wouldn't it?
Absofrigginlutely................ horrible, ghastly things....
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 06:10
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1. Cessna C336/337.,
2. Cessna C205/6 with the two bladed prop,
3. Beechcraft Queenair,
4. Piaggio P166,
5. Twin Bonanza,
6. Aerocommander 560,
7. Cessna C310D with the augmentor overwing exhaust system.
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 06:29
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Interesting topic, and ran into this in search of noise levels: https://www.faa.gov/regulations_poli...cumentID/22945
Worth noting that these are estimated noise levels instead of measured noise levels, but the document is for take off noise with presented flap settings.
You'll find the list on document AC 36-3H Including Change1

On top of the list is Concorde with 112dBA, and eg aforementioned DC-3 has 85dBA.
Cessna 185 goes with 66dBA (no mention of the prop). 150/152 is at 59dBA, and on the bottom of the list is AA-5B TIGER wtih 52dBA.
And out of sheer interest a few picks: twin comanche 70,6dBA. Navajo up to 74dBA.
The Paris is rated at 80,9dBA.
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 06:39
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Vulcan on take off when flying on a Permit?
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 06:41
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A BN Islander when you forget the headset.
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 07:01
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OK so they are all gone now but the Beech Starship would have to be a candidate. Or, in current times how about the GP180.
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 07:03
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Queenair...

About an hour after departure I got told by ATC that he thought I must have woke up everyone in Western Sydney when I departed YSBK at 3am on a saturday morning once.
Yeah, but only the voters in the Balmain Labor area are worth worrying about, Bags!
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 08:43
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Originally Posted by TWOTBAGS View Post
Queenair...

About an hour after departure I got told by ATC that he thought I must have woke up everyone in Western Sydney when I departed YSBK at 3am on a saturday morning once.
Think the Dornier 28D had the same engines or very similar - plus it was a very slow aeroplane. We used to get the occasional West German AF example returning from (old) South Wales to Germany routing over south London - you could hear them coming from miles away and probably 15 minutes later still hear them half way to Dover.

Noisiest thing round here now are the Spits at Biggin - I've yet to hear anyone complain!

The Cirrus is quite a noisy bugger too, not sure if it's the prop or what...
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 08:58
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Originally Posted by chimbu warrior View Post
Lightnings are not really considered "GA aeroplanes".

My nominations would include Queenair or Piaggio 166 (not the Avanti), but as the OP states a 185 with a 2-blade prop definitely gets noticed.
A C185 with an IO-520 running at 2825 RPM [max 3 minutes] swinging an 88 inch 2 blade prop beats them all, trust me.
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 09:32
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Antonov AN-2 anyone?
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 09:36
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Harvard perhaps.
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 09:46
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The BAC-111 made a hell of a racket, but then, the VC-10 had four of those engines!

But as for GA, yes the BE65/BE80 was allowed to do night freight runs when other types were deemed too noisy!
What a joke!
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 09:57
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Would have to be a Britten Norman Islander wouldn't it?
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 10:29
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Originally Posted by SIUYA View Post
RENURPP.......IGSO540's. At least, that's what was in the Queenair's, the AC680FLs. and the AC680F that I flew what seems like a million years ago in GA.
The AC680E had these - Model: GSO-480-B1A6. I flew the others you mentioned but they weren’t nearly as loud.
The 65-B80 had IGSO-540. There was another model QueenAir that had a flat 8 from memory (need to search the old log books) it wasn’t nearly as loud.
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 10:51
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Originally Posted by TwoFiftyBelowTen View Post
The BAC-111 made a hell of a racket, but then, the VC-10 had four of those engines!
1-11 had a pair of Speys, the VC-10 had four Conways. Noisy on the outside I'll grant you...
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 11:11
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Bellanca Viking has to be up there.
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 11:20
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I will second Piaggio 166 , extremely noisy for its size and with pusher props too?. Obviously nothing can compete with military stuff or wonderful smokey ground shaking 60s jet liners. Opposite end of scale have to be lovely puttering old DH biplane engines , part of the sounds of an English summer
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 11:37
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Generally anything equipped with augmentors (like most Queenairs) will be noisy. 12 exhaust pipes, no mufflers, feeding straight into the augmentor tubes! What a great sound!
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 11:58
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The BAC-111 made a hell of a racket,
Parked on the ramp, the BAC-111 APU was louder than when operating...
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