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Was The Fokker F.27 Ever Weight Restricted?

Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:54 pm

Okay, I have a question....
As I am very familiar with the Fairchild F-27 and the Fairchild Hiller FH-227 and their tendancy to be weight restrictive at times..Was the Fokker F.27 of any series, 100 thru 500 ever weight restricted due to high altitude or hot temps?
I know all of both heritage were equipped with Water Meth injection if needed. I am just wondering of the Fokkers had the same especially the stretched 500 series restrictions as did the stretched FH-227...
I guess I have never heard of a Fokker with that problem.....

Anyone care to offer any info?

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RE: Was The Fokker F.27 Ever Weight Restricted?

Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:41 am

Quoting Access-Air (Thread starter):
I guess I have never heard of a Fokker with that problem.....

At some point any aircraft has a problem with hot 'n high just make it hot enough and/or high enough and even a modern B74 will be weight restricted(Johannesburg is a good example).
A problem that is faced by a Fairchild build F-27 clone a bit sooner than the Fokker build F.27 as it carries more weight and/or used a slightly different engine(depending the version).
Afaik only the very first versions(F.27mk100 - F-27) compared equally well.
The difference in MTOW can be slightly over 1 ton(in kg.) in favor of the Fokker F.27
http://www.fokker-aircraft.info/f27general.htm

Although the license build F-27 looks very much like a F.27 the truth is that they are quite different.
In fact only the engines, prop and gears are/were interchangeable.
This caused that the Fairchild's could not be supported by Fokker after the Fairchild/Hiller production line stopped and thus flying F/FH-27's are hard to find.
Were there are still quite a few F.27's flying around across the globe(even in the US).
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RE: Was The Fokker F.27 Ever Weight Restricted?

Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:40 pm

Quoting Access-Air (Thread starter):
I am just wondering of the Fokkers had the same especially the stretched 500 series restrictions as did the stretched FH-227...

The answer is yes...much the same.
 
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RE: Was The Fokker F.27 Ever Weight Restricted?

Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:57 pm

Interesting, I guess I had never heard that the Fokker F.27-500 had too many weight issues like the FH-227 did...Altho I have never talked at length with any pilots of the Fokker F.27-500 series.
Obviously because of my interest in the 227...

Thanks for your thoughts on the subject!!

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RE: Was The Fokker F.27 Ever Weight Restricted?

Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:15 pm

yea here when PIA F27 crashed in MUX/OPMT, it was later discovered that it was overweight due to which it was unable to lift off as its engine was failed, at that day temperature was 45C.
So I m sure that it is weight limited aircraft.
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