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Turbine Toucan

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It could run with an F15, for the first 10,000?

I didn't see a price? I doubt it would fit in my $50 hangar:rolleyes:
 

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What's the story with the Toucan? It's been around for a while but I haven't seen much of it in the air show circuit.
 

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Heard it has the wrong engine for anything other than straight and level.
 

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And the per hour cost will be exhorbinat, especially cross country from show to show. Think, jet engine and low altitudes, all the time. I thought there was a thread on this bird here earlier.
 

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9500 fpm would be fun. That would be the touch and go machine.
 

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A good friend of mine was in talks to buy it. Looks like it didn't happen. He also went to look at an F-5, so he probably is going with that instead.
 

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Pretty sure it has the Walter engine. There are several different versions. Not all that long ago the Walter didn't cost much more than a 540 Lycoming but that has all changed now since GE bought Walter. Same engine we have on the Turbine Legend.

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The fuel flow of the Walter is probably equal to the oil and fuel of the m14... if you have a problem with the engine it will be expensive to fix but operating cost is not high.. unless your using the afterburner to climb at 15k feet per min. The thrust required to overcome drag for a given airspeed will be the same as any engine..360-540.. the fuel required to produce the same HP as the 360 or 540 is less fuel than you might think. Turbo prop engines are extremely efficient compared to a turbo jet.
 

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Fuel flow on the Walter is about 40GPH. Overhauled fuel servo is about $25,000 . Less than 10 years ago the overhauled fuel servo was around $3,000.
 

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Down low, jet for equal hp is about double fuel flow. Going high and fast is the only counter. I believe a friends TBM700 is 55gph at altitude; below 20,000 does to 75gph. Its on the chopping block this year for something a little less costly. $30,000 annuals are hard too.
 

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