chalk,s 3 turbine mallards

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Re: chalk,s 3 turbine mallards

Postby MrWidgeon » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:43 pm

The turbine powered airplanes are currently more expensive to buy and maintain, but as aviation gasoline gets harder to find and the piston engines get older and their parts get harder to find it may soon be cheaper to own a turbine powered airplane.
As for my personal preference, If money was no object I would buy a Turbine Mallard.
I like the looks of them better and as I said, they have better performance and in the long run they will be cheaper to own and maintain.
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Re: chalk,s 3 turbine mallards

Postby makemyday » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:14 pm

yes, i also say the turbine mallards look better then the old versions, but they are original...

anyway, we had not the money, also please a step down...

i take an---->

http://www.super-petrel.eu/en

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: an flying boat and sooo cheap :o :o :o
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Re: chalk,s 3 turbine mallards

Postby Rajay » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:19 pm

MrWidgeon wrote:Rajay knows what he's talking about, it's his business to know these things.

Mr. Widgeon too knows what he's talking about...even when he's not talking about me!

I'm just having some very good and satisfying fun here with this.

Seriously, Mr. Widgeon has been one of my best sources for information about Grumman amphibians in particular as I endeavor to learn a half of what he's probably already forgotten. (You are almost a half a lifetime up on me, Bill! OK, so maybe it's not "half" - maybe just 1/4 to 1/3. :roll: )
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Re: chalk,s 3 turbine mallards

Postby MrWidgeon » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:50 pm

makemyday wrote:yes, i also say the turbine mallards look better then the old versions, but they are original...

anyway, we had not the money, also please a step down...

i take an---->

http://www.super-petrel.eu/en

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: an flying boat and sooo cheap :o :o :o


That's a nice looking airplane and seems to have some pretty good numbers.
If I was going to look at an airplane that size I think I'd look at one of these.

http://www.iconaircraft.com/

It isn't in production yet, but by all the reviews I've read it has so far shown to be a nice little airplane.
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Re: chalk,s 3 turbine mallards

Postby MrWidgeon » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:52 pm

Rajay wrote:
MrWidgeon wrote:Rajay knows what he's talking about, it's his business to know these things.

Mr. Widgeon too knows what he's talking about...even when he's not talking about me!

I'm just having some very good and satisfying fun here with this.

Seriously, Mr. Widgeon has been one of my best sources for information about Grumman amphibians in particular as I endeavor to learn a half of what he's probably already forgotten. (You are almost a half a lifetime up on me, Bill! OK, so maybe it's not "half" - maybe just 1/4 to 1/3. :roll: )


Why thank you Sir, but I have to say you have me beat by a mile when it comes to the Goose and especially Turbine Gooses.
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Re: chalk,s 3 turbine mallards

Postby makemyday » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:02 pm

yeah... :shock:

price is ok, why not available??

2 paxes?
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Re: chalk,s 3 turbine mallards

Postby MrWidgeon » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:07 pm

It only has 2 seats and it's not available yet because it hasn't gone into full production yet.
I think they have built 2 test airplanes so far.
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Re: chalk,s 3 turbine mallards

Postby makemyday » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:35 pm

i think it looks good and has a chance on the market, hope the build more for sale...

what you think about this project??

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Re: chalk,s 3 turbine mallards

Postby MrWidgeon » Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:46 am

One of the builders of the airplane posts on this forum from time to time.
I think it's a good airplane, but right now there's only one and I don't think there will ever be very many of them.
It's to be sold as a kitplane eventually and it's far too complicated for the average person to build.
I think there will be a couple more built over time, but not many.
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Re: chalk,s 3 turbine mallards

Postby makemyday » Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:16 am

:mrgreen: some mallard news...?
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