- Apr 11, 2022
Maule produced an M5-210TC for a short production run of 12 aircraft. The IO360TC was specifically built for that model on a by order basis. Since most people opted for the 0-360 or 0/IO-540 it didn't sell well but it's few customers touted some impressive numbers above 13K. I delivered a few new M5s back in the 80s and one of the factory test pilots told me he routinely saw 180KTAS at 18K. So the TC Maule is one of the few potential float planes that would go faster up high thanks to turbocharging.
By Sarah Rovner, Tailwheel ferry pilot As a Super Cub driver, I’ve been a little biased toward airplanes with sticks. Although I do admire the amazing flying characteristics of some of the other ep…