Petrel Prop Jet C-GOID former C-FRGU

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  1. Dec 28, 2012 #1

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    Since last reporting, my Turbine have had the floats installed, since September 2012 the test flying program have been put on hold to the next summer (Run out of soft water) !
    Transport Canada did re-register her to C-GOID, from C-FRGU.
    Also, an increase in gross weight to 5500 lbs was approved.

    To give you an idea of her size I included my wife in the picture, the plane's physical dimensions is the same as the "Sherpa Turbine". I believe my Turbine is the largest "Homebuilt" ever built in Canada if not North America.

    "This is how I designed and built mine.... now you go ahead and design and build yours"
    Sven A Talo 2012
     

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    ThatÅ› a big plane!
    No ski's or retractable gear?
    Wasn't the Wilson Explorer also C-reg?
     
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    Skis are for machochist's, I'm not much for freezing my butt off, retractable gear are for City Folks!

    The Wilson Explorer? was that the "Guppy", looked like a camper with wings built in La Belle province.
     
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    I believe that aircraft was crashed of the end of Port McNeill ,BC airport, many years ago !

    Steve
     
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    Sven,
    That's a monster (or your wife is >really< tiny!). What do you plan to do with the plane--have you got a cabin on a lake somewhere?
     
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    Yes I have a Log home at Kiask lake for many years, located North of 56th Manitoba.
     

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    I like your plane! Any more pictures of it in use since you built it?
    How is the space inside? Will it fit a sheet of plywood? Through the door?
     
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    Hi narfi,
    Thanks, she is an easy plane to fly, but like most turbines very thirsty, 36 gph in cruise. The pictures shown her on Wipline 4000's (extended 3900's) for flight testing only. she is now on EDO 6470's.
    I get 160 kts on floats so it's not to bad, weight wise I could have made the fuel tanks much larger, presently only 110 gal. Been thinking of adding tip tanks.
    The baggage door ( on the left side) is large enough for 4' x 8' plywood sheet, I've hauled a lot of plywood to camp.
    Inside space is room enough for 8, plus another 4' of floor length.
    I haven't checked but I believe she is roomier then a turbo beaver.
    Sorry I'm a lazy photographer.
    Cheers!
     
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    I live in a remote area of Alaska, and it sounds like your plane is an amazing bush plane, thanks for sharing.
     
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    Forgot to say, this will be my last "One of a Kind" Aircrafts, the Turbine is my 12th. So I had my fill of designing and building. Started flying 1961 in Arctic Sweden.
     

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