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What's the loudest GA aeroplane out there?

Old 15th Jun 2021, 09:36
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Just been reminded how noisy the Dauphin is when it's heading towards you - you can hear it for miles but once past it's quiet... could hear that one from at least 15 miles away...

Edit: didn't hear him for quite so long on his return, but there was a hill in the way! Conversely, the delightful DH-90 Dragonfly that followed him out of Biggin Hill and passed about a mile south of me wasn't nearly noisy enough - I love the sound of Gipsy Majors in the morning!

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Old 16th Jun 2021, 18:17
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Except the Lightning had Avon engines. Just as noisy though!
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Old 17th Jun 2021, 02:44
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I agree that the Bongo is by far the worst GA transport for its occupants. Enough to make one’s ears bleed. Anything with Garretts is only as good as the internal soundproofing and engine location relative to the cockpit, which varies between airframe types - eg Conquest not too bad on the inside, but still noisy enough that too much exposure could damage hearing on the ramp.
Not GA, but anything with RR Darts made quite a nasty racket, too.
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Old 17th Jun 2021, 07:47
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HS125-600 with RR Vipers pumped out a few decibels.
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Old 17th Jun 2021, 09:32
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Whereas the later model HS125's, it was the APU that was effing noisy!
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Old 18th Jun 2021, 03:58
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Originally Posted by witwiw View Post
Akin to an ATC response heard at YMMB many moons ago when an ex-Connellan Twin Bonanza reported "ready" for runway 22 - "the phone's off the hook, clear for takeoff"

They were sensitive neighbours way back in the 70's and quick to complain - and it hasn't stopped.
Yeah I remember those and they didn't climb away real fast from over the houses. The outfit was run by a guy called Smith from Tassie I think and he had a young Italian pilot working for him as well.
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Old 21st Jun 2021, 08:01
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[There was another model QueenAir that had a flat 8 from memory (need to search the old log books]

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Old 22nd Jun 2021, 08:48
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Any Cessna 188 with the prop ‘tweaked’ especially on a calm cool morning with an inversion, full can and an ROC of less than 100 fpm. Ground level being service ceiling when the pilot is ‘hungry’ and the cockies are desperate.
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Old 22nd Jun 2021, 09:00
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Avanti for props.
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Old 22nd Jun 2021, 10:59
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Avanti for props.
There used to be one in Australia…. but I haven’t heard it for a while!
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Old 22nd Jun 2021, 11:12
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Old 23rd Jun 2021, 07:25
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I used to fly this machine, a Lockheed 10A. It was pretty loud and would attract the odd phone call complaint to ATC.
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Old 23rd Jun 2021, 08:20
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Early Lears (23-25). Shook the bloody ground like a junior F-4 in burner.
I fly a bunch of loud stuff, but bow to Uncle Bill’s auditory mastery...
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Old 23rd Jun 2021, 12:59
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Why did the Dart make more noise in the Hawker Siddeley H.S. 748 (RAAF) that in the F27?
The bl00dy 748 would wake up all of Amberley at 2am.
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