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by aviatecar
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: STOL Performance Improvement By More Powerful Engine?
Replies: 11
Views: 2047

Re: STOL Performance Improvement By More Powerful Engine?

[*]There’s very, as in no, demand for true STOL planes. Runways are everywhere, so anything bigger than a Twin Otter will have runways adequate long. I can say, without fear of contradiction, Bombardier will not build a new STOL plane without or without the DHC-8 as a basis. Viking owns the DHC-5 B...

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by aviatecar
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: STOL Performance Improvement By More Powerful Engine?
Replies: 11
Views: 2047

Re: STOL Performance Improvement By More Powerful Engine?

Thank you guys for the responses. I guess I can imagine what a disaster it would be if someone actually trying to do that lol. I understand wing design is critical to STOL performance and I realized that the dhc-7 wings are quite different from DHC-8 wings. Looks like there are more control surfaces...

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by aviatecar
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rear Cargo Door Fitted to DHC-8?
Replies: 6
Views: 1363

Re: Rear Cargo Door Fitted to DHC-8?

Thank you guys for the thoughtful responses. I am not planning anything particularly just really curious about how the door thing works on a pressurized aircraft. Some cargo conversion STCs includes a large cargo door modification which is very difficult already. However, I cant stop thinking a rea...

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by aviatecar
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rear Cargo Door Fitted to DHC-8?
Replies: 6
Views: 1363

Re: Rear Cargo Door Fitted to DHC-8?

Thank you guys for the thoughtful responses. I am not planning anything particularly just really curious about how the door thing works on a pressurized aircraft. Some cargo conversion STCs includes a large cargo door modification which is very difficult already. However, I cant stop thinking a rear...

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by aviatecar
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: STOL Performance Improvement By More Powerful Engine?
Replies: 11
Views: 2047

STOL Performance Improvement By More Powerful Engine?

Hello Gurus: DHC-7 is very impressive in terms of STOL. The biggest difference between DHC-7 and DHC-8 is probably the number of engines. What do you think of fitting DHC-8-300 engines (2,380–2,500 shp PW123/B/E) into DHC—8-200 aircraft (2,150 shp PW123C/D)? Will that be an easy way to improve the S...

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by aviatecar
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rear Cargo Door Fitted to DHC-8?
Replies: 6
Views: 1363

Rear Cargo Door Fitted to DHC-8?

Hello Gurus: I noticed that there are already some STCs that converts DHC-8 to freighters. Just curious how difficult it is to have a rear cargo door (tail loading cargo gate like military transporters). I suppose the tail needs to be raised to make room and the APU needs to be relocated but I would...

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