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Discussion in 'Airplane, Aircraft & Jumbo Jet Talk' started by Lord Leighton, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. Lord Leighton

    Lord Leighton Hangar Gold Member I

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    I think this would have been a mistake. Imagine 4 big turbo-prop gas engines and pressurization. It would have been a hog!!!!
     
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    :p
     
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    Every turbine powered plane was a gas hog in those days.
    The program would probably have paid for itself.
    Cessna survived despite the decision.
    Beechcraft went on to huge success with it's 1900 model,
    but not until 1984 when suitable engines were available.
     
  5. Richard Wyeroski

    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    They were vague on the engine type. It appeared to be AV gas engines? Definitely a strange aircraft........Hey 4 engines maybe they could get 330 minute ETOPS?
     
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    Maybe not strange for the times, and 4 engine ta boot, right up yer alley! Who cared about fuel prices back then, right? Who cared about 330 ETOPS on 4 engines back then, right? I think they scrubbed it early myself. Then a turbo prop version for an upgrade? Imagine that lil bastid with 4 PT6-As, eh? ;)
     

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