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12-26-2005, 12:07 AM
Have you all ever considered doing a Beech Duke? This airplane is strangely absent in the FS world, both freeware and payware. I feel this is a very unique plane, and an excellent addition to the current Beech family you have done. PLus, this is my all-time favorite plane, and my dream plane to own one day. Thanks!
12-26-2005, 10:44 AM
If I could find one nearby to photograph, but they are somewhat rare birds. ;-)
Actually, I have changed my thinking on this, and would actually prefer to do a Beech Starship, IF, I could get access to one of the remaining ones to photograph!
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I think you need to talk to Burt Rutan.
12-27-2005, 05:21 AM
>If I could find one nearby to photograph, but they are
>somewhat rare birds. ;-)
This one is located only 100 miles away from where I live:
12-28-2005, 04:28 PM
There is one converted to turboprop at my home airport. If I could grab a bunch of pics (maybe you give me details of what to take), ahh nevermind my camera sucks. I don't think there are any starships left, I believe Beech bought them all back and destroyed them because they were not able to offer parts support anymore. The duke is pretty rare, but it is one of a kind (well, maybe the cessna 4-series comes close), and I know you guys would do it justice.
12-30-2005, 09:20 AM
I dont' know if they still do it...But a long time ago Beech used to offer various drawings of all their planes.They came in various scales and thay were detailed....And the Duke was one of them!Maybe contacting Raytheon/Beech would turn up something?....I have card laying around from about 1983 when I ordered some drawings from them...I'd have to dig it up.
I have some of the Cessna line....Dont' ask...I know someone was inquiring about the P-210.
Lou now that I have a functioning scanner I could send them to you.
12-30-2005, 12:05 PM
That would be me (the P210)!!
12-30-2005, 03:20 PM
12-30-2005, 05:08 PM
Hey e-mail me when you get a chance.
12-30-2005, 07:02 PM
Do you think you could send them to me, please.
I appreciate it,
12-30-2005, 08:06 PM
O-kay.....Done and done!
12-31-2005, 12:58 AM
Forward them to meeee too!
12-31-2005, 01:23 AM
It's book full of almost everything they were producing in 1982.
12-31-2005, 05:09 PM
I'm a big Starship fan as well. To bad I'll never get to fly one or even own one. A guy named Robert Scherer owns and flys N514RS. It was the chase plane for SpaceShipOne. He also bought all the surplus Starship equiptment and spare parts from Raytheon. There was a cool segment with him on The History Channel a while back when they had a three part special on GA.
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