Saturday, 2 September 2017

"Turbine Legend" - Crazy, Beautiful, Thing

I was down at the Isle of Man airport grabbing some tools to fix my dishwasher the other day, when this crazy, beautiful, thing was parked next to my hangar. It is a "Turbine Legend" -- a US Experimental aircraft, on a ferry trip to its new owner in Germany, having just crossed the North Atlantic from the US.

  • Tandem two-seat turboprop
  • "Walter" engine, 724 SHP
  • 275kt cruise
  • 6000 ft/min climb rate
  • 700 nm range with ferry tanks
  • Approximately 50 of them in existence
  • Pick one up for approximately $500 k
Spectacular looking machine.

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