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    Default Beech Starship

    This Starship was at OSH in the early 1990s.

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    Very cool airplane...I saw one at the Beech dealership at KVNY many years ago.

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    There was a local company that used to base theirs at Jeffco (BJC -- now Rocky Mountain Metropolitan), so it would come over every so often. It's a weird sounding beasty, due to the unconventional propellers and the pusher location, plus being very close together. But it's neat to watch.

    Larry N.

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    Nice!
    Never seen one.
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    I've never seen one of these either but from some angles it takes some good photos. The inverted vertical stabilizer looks like a sailboat rudder to me. What purpose does that design actually have, and I wonder how much it changes the flying characteristics.

    Dan

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    The rudder appears to provide protection for the props in case of over rotation, but otherwise I can't answer that, Dan.

    Larry N.

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    It reminds me of the Piaggio Avanti (or maybe it's the other way around!) We see them (Avanti's) often at KCMA...here's one I spotted on Saturday.

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