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Old 04-13-2007, 05:22 PM
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Full scale 3-D, Toucan turboprop

I am surprised this hasn't been posted here yet. Check out the new Turbo-Prop bipe 'Toucan' getting ready to make its maiden any day. This beauty will have postive thrust-to-weight exceeding 1:1 just like the Raven did. But, this thing is slated to do 3-D stuff more like RC including sustained hovering. This bird is a real beauty and it will be exciting to see what's to come. The airshow pilot is supose to come out of Sean Tucker's camp (one of his aerobatic school instructors).

The website is nice and informative.
http://www.turbinetoucan.com/homepage/

Also of note, QQ has been brought on board to develop an RC model of the Toucan:http://www.turbinetoucan.com/clubtoucan/rc.php
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Old 04-13-2007, 06:17 PM
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Re: Full scale 3-D, Toucan turboprop

Sweet I want to see it Hover. weighs 1650 lbs and has almost 3000 lbs of thrust
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Old 04-13-2007, 06:55 PM
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Re: Full scale 3-D, Toucan turboprop

there was a post about it here, i can't find it.. RCGroups has a post in the 3D section where the team leader/ owner gives some input, cool stuff, the post on rcgroups is titled "WOW!!!"
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Old 04-13-2007, 09:38 PM
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Re: Full scale 3-D, Toucan turboprop

weres the vid
Ill fly that beast
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Old 05-01-2007, 01:32 PM
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Re: Full scale 3-D, Toucan turboprop

Taxi tests with a couple pics. Looks like they are still tweaking and need some new parts. Sounds a lot like many RC maiden flight preperations....
http://www.turbinetoucan.com/blog/
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Old 05-01-2007, 02:45 PM
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Re: Full scale 3-D, Toucan turboprop

It was posted right here....
http://www.flyinggiants.com/forums/f...ull-scale.html

I can't wait to see this thing fly!
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Old 05-07-2007, 11:25 PM
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Re: Full scale 3-D, Toucan turboprop

Their website says they will make another attempt to get it in the air by the end of this week! I also heard the toucan was oringinaly a pitts moddel 12.
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Old 05-07-2007, 11:27 PM
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Re: Full scale 3-D, Toucan turboprop

HEy they had a Flyinggiants link!
NICE!!
I liked the plane before.. NOW I REALLY LIKE IT!
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Old 05-08-2007, 03:07 PM
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Re: Full scale 3-D, Toucan turboprop

Dang that's one nice looking plane!
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Old 05-08-2007, 09:02 PM
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Re: Full scale 3-D, Toucan turboprop

It does look like a Pitts only a little more colorful.
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Old 05-08-2007, 09:10 PM
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Re: Full scale 3-D, Toucan turboprop

Maybe its just me but I see no resemblance to a pitts at all except for having two wings. Completely different wing structure, much longer nose moment, and tail moment, ultimate style fin, no rounded tail feathers, no bubble canopy, different LG attachment...
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Old 05-08-2007, 09:14 PM
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Re: Full scale 3-D, Toucan turboprop

There are a lot of pitts variants though and I'm comparing it to the orignal pitts.
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Old 05-08-2007, 09:26 PM
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Re: Full scale 3-D, Toucan turboprop

This is a Pitts Model 12. If you look at the wing, struts, and fuselage from the cowel back... I do see similarities.
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Old 05-08-2007, 09:51 PM
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Re: Full scale 3-D, Toucan turboprop

This is the link to the podcast that is an interview with David Kervinen about the turbine toucan. this is where I heard it was orignally a pitts model 12. the toucan does sorta look like an ultimate.

http://www.mefeedia.com/entry/2324160/
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Old 05-10-2007, 01:10 PM
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Re: Full scale 3-D, Toucan turboprop

The Toucan flew... without any pants! Guess they didn't stand it on its tail the first flight.
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