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Postby Splitpin » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:39 pm

May have missed another post elsewhere about this ... if so, I'm sorry.
August banner looks great ....looking good Leo :thumbup:
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Re: New banner

Postby deeknow » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:29 pm

Gotta love the P68, lucky man getting to fly that beauty Leo :cheers:
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Re: New banner

Postby cowpatz » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:48 am

Nice banner there Leo.
Yes a very capable machine. Are they still in production?
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Re: New banner

Postby emfrat » Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:22 pm

Vulcan Air builds them these days. Best to google vulcanair and use the links that appear within the Vulcan Air listing. If you go direct to the website you get a rather different result :o

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Re: New banner

Postby Charl » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:27 pm

It makes a nice banner... I idly Googled Vulcan Air and found this:

Incidents and accidents
The P.68 was involved in 86 accidents and incidents reported in the Aviation Safety Network wiki database, including 58 hull losses

Erm, is this a winged deathtrap or a misprint?
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Re: New banner

Postby SA227 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:55 pm

Definitely not a deathtrap.
I have enjoyed over 500hrs in various versions. Great little machine, very forgiving. Will operate out of strips with a good load and if you have the long range tanks you can go forever. Also great in crosswind.
Only thing you need to remember is pull the alternate air on at the first sign of ice or things go very quiet :D
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Re: New banner

Postby cowpatz » Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:44 pm

Yes and the single engine "performance" is not spectacular with a bit of weight and the fixed gear.
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Re: New banner

Postby Charl » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:03 pm

So d'you chaps know what those 58 (!) hull losses were about??
Can't seem to find information on the interwebz
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Re: New banner

Postby SA227 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:18 pm

Yes and the single engine "performance" is not spectacular with a bit of weight and the fixed gear.

Haha, too much time in jets :D
The single engine performance is way better than the Chieftain, Seminole, and Seneca 1 or 2. And having suffered engine failures in the Chieftain and Seneca I'd take the P68 any day :P
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Re: New banner

Postby emfrat » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:49 pm

Charl wrote:So d'you chaps know what those 58 (!) hull losses were about??
Can't seem to find information on the interwebz


Charl, no wonder!On the ASN website, Partenavia is not listed, but if you google Partenavia p68 accidents, you get a link to an ASN page with a huge list :rolleyes:

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/type/P68

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Re: New banner

Postby Charl » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:15 pm

Ah well found!
Not a misprint then...
I see 5 NZ incidents, but no write-offs.
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