For those who have not worked out what is was, it is the former T188C Husky ZK-ETR from Wanganui. It is no longer fitted with the turbo charged engine but a conversion was is known as a Bonaire 550, now offered by Davis Aviation Services by fitting the aircraft with an IO-550. The new engine can be fitted to Cessna 185 and 206 models.
In that casual walk around, the give away, is the big square tipped three blade propeller.
Hey thanks for that, I thought the exhaust looked unusual, interesting re the engine change, so more power due to a bigger engine, would think taking a turbo charged engine out would mean less power?
Thought I’d also add a pic of the long range bladder which sits in the hopper.
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Post by FlyingKiwi on Aug 24, 2019 11:52:57 GMT 12
Turbo chargers in aircraft are more for retaining power with density altitude rather than increasing output at sea level, although they will do that as well of course but due to engine limitations the extra power is often not useable. So the turbo is not necessarily that useful in an ag-aircraft if you aren't operating in a really hot/high environment.
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Post by planecrazy on Sept 18, 2019 19:01:47 GMT 12
Nice surprise today the first RAAF Spartan (A34-001) to visit Lord Howe Island, did three touch and goes then a flyby of the mountains, notable feature how quiet these things are! Apparently had come from NZ on her way home.
While I was waiting for the Spartan snapped a couple of the locally based 310, and the regular RPT Qantas Dash 8 200 departing.
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