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    Talking Turner T-40A

    Hi,

    I am happily flying a Turner T-40A that now has over 300 trouble-free hours on it's Lycoming 0-320.

    Is anyone in this forum flying or building a Turner design?

    I am searching for a suitable wig-wag flasher for the two lights in the wings of the plane. The lamps are 55 watt halogen. Does anyone have any suggestions?

    FlyT-40A

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    I think this guy has what you need. - www.creativeair.com
    Might try strobesnmore.com also.
    What's this monster you're flying? I don't recognize it.
    Richard - Hanger 7A

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    Hi:

    For your wig-wag flashers, I refer you to the Bob Nuchol's (sp?) book, The Aeroelectric Connection. You can find it at www.aeroelectric.com. B&C sells a flasher unit that is diagramed in his book. He also diagrams the use of a Gall's flasher as is found in police cruisers.

    On the website above click on the downloadable refgrence materials to see some wiring diagrams for wig-wag flashers.

    Hope this helps.

    Regards,

    Jeff Orear
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    Thumbs up Turner T-40A

    Hi Richard,

    Thanks for your information, I will work on it and see how it pans out.

    The Turner T-40A isn't a popular airplane today because it isn't available in kit form.

    It is designed by Jean Turner form Texas and his design won the EAA design award in about 1969 or so. In those days very few planes were built because the were made from plans and took a long time. I logged over 5500 hours building the all wood T-40A.

    It has an 0-320 Lycoming, side-by-side seating in a 40 inch wide cockpit. I cruise at 140 mph and have had it as fast as 172 indicated.

    I fly from a 1600 foot blacktop strip and have no problems there. It lands at close to 65 mph, slower if I get it right, around 60 mph. My plane is the only one of this design flying in Canada. I live in B.C.

    If I can figure out this forum I will post a picture.

    You can see a couple of photos of it on this site

    http://www.angelfire.com/bc2/chapter679/
    and look under Members.

    Ray

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    Thumbs up Wig-Wag flasher

    Hi Jeff,

    Thanks for your reply.

    I have looked at the site and am impressed with the amount of material available. Very impressive and useful for the homebuilder. I only wish that the Internet was available when I was building. It is so convenient to have people such as you ready to help.

    Ray

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    Shoot - I'm on the wrong machine!

    I have a link to some schematics you can d/l to build all kinds of stuff yourself, wig-wag included... Find it in a day or 2
    Jim

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    That's a splendid airplane. I tip my hat to you, sir, on a nice piece of work.
    Richard - Hanger 7A

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    Here it is...

    http://www.rst-engr.com/kitplanes/KP0003/KP0003.htm


    These are from Jim Weir's page and include articles/projects included in Kitplanes Mag.:

    http://www.rst-engr.com/kitplanes/

    Good stuff...
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    T-40

    I know this thread is over a year old, but I'm new to this site and happened to stumble onto this thread. My grandfather used to live on the same private strip as Mr. Gene Turner. I knew him and his wife pretty well, but I lost contact with them after they moved from Grandview to Cleburne. Anyway, just wanted to let you know that someone else has heard of the T-40A too!

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    Smile Turner T-40A

    Hi tashbaugh,

    Thanks for your letter and interest.

    I don't know where Gene Turner is located at present, it is some years since we have been in touch.

    I continue to fly the T-40 and have lots of fun with it. I have yet to hear from another Turner T-40 pilot; I doubt if many are flying today. I know of one person in Englnad who has rebuilt a T-40A with the tail whell configuration but he has yet to have it signed off for flight.

    I will post a picture or two of my plane on this forum site.

    RAy
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    Gorgeous Ray. Congrats!

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    That is one pretty plane.

    I came across to T-40 design when I was looking for plans, it had a lot of what I was looking for, especially the folding wings. (I seem to remember they had that option) But I could find very little info on them so I moved on, but it is pretty.

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    Smile Turner T-40A

    Hi, Ohioflyer,

    Thanks for your comments re. the Turner.

    I built the folding wing attachments but have never used the option! The wings can be removed in a few minutes with little effort.

    The plane flies well in and out of a 1600 foot strip yet I would prefer it if it were 2000 feet!

    The Lycoming 0-320 engine is a good one for this plane that will cruise at 140 mph.
    Ray

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    Re: Turner T-40A

    I have a Turner T-40 that is not airworthy. It has an O-200 with complete electic system, nose gear, cleveland wheels and brakes. Ready to fly (has some wood problems) but registration was surrendered to the FAA. Take off the wings and haul it home. Can hear run. If interested reply here or email ralter@cableone.net for pictures. $3000 takes it all.

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    Re: Turner T-40A

    Anyone have any plans for the T40? I'm looking to build a T40AS here in the UK. timfray@btinternet.com

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