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KOSH-MMUN On A DC-3?

Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:15 am

At this point I'm really speechless.


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RE: KOSH-MMUN On A DC-3?

Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:19 am

It is probably just a Basler Turbo DC-3 being delivered down to one of the Central or South American air forces that readily still fly them...
 
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RE: KOSH-MMUN On A DC-3?

Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:13 am

I guess what really got me was the A. Route-over the water, and B. NON-STOP!
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RE: KOSH-MMUN On A DC-3?

Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:20 am

that one is turboprop powered instead of piston, so I'm sure it goes faster than the piston versions.
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RE: KOSH-MMUN On A DC-3?

Mon Oct 08, 2007 7:15 am

Quoting B757capt (Reply 2):
A. Route-over the water, and B. NON-STOP!

Well it is a /G meaning it has GPS-RNAV capabilty
 
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RE: KOSH-MMUN On A DC-3?

Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:05 pm

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 3):
that one is turboprop powered instead of piston, so I'm sure it goes faster than the piston versions.

Here are the specs of both the Piston and T-Prop.

http://www.baslerturbo.com/performance.html
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RE: KOSH-MMUN On A DC-3?

Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:32 pm

Looking at that website, the Turboprop DC-3 has a 2000+ mile range, which is insane.

Wouldn't want to be stuck in that for probably 12 hours!
 
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RE: KOSH-MMUN On A DC-3?

Mon Oct 08, 2007 7:03 pm

How long would it take to cross the Gulf of Mexico in a DC3?? You loose an engine on one of those things over water, and a calm day will get interesting up the ying yang....
 
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RE: KOSH-MMUN On A DC-3?

Mon Oct 08, 2007 7:09 pm

Quoting Juventus (Reply 7):
How long would it take to cross the Gulf of Mexico in a DC3?? You loose an engine on one of those things over water, and a calm day will get interesting up the ying yang....

Well, we keep saying it's a DC3 and thinking it's the same 65 year old beast ... but if you take a look at the modifications, you'll see it's anything but an 'old DC3'.

http://www.baslerturbo.com/bt_67_overview.html

Personally, I'd rather be on that aircraft over water, than some of the other twin turbos (or even jets) that are 30 years more young!

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RE: KOSH-MMUN On A DC-3?

Mon Oct 08, 2007 7:25 pm

Ive known some people who flew DC-3's back in the USAF in the early 60's around the pacific. (I think theres an article about em in last months flying or maybe Sport Aviation Magazine). There are some Alaskan outfits flying em out to the islands in the Bering Sea and Arctic Ocean. Its a good bird. Id rather ferry it over water than the new turboprops.

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