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Old Aug 27, 2005, 09:40 AM
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Super King air Model

Is anyone out ther producing a king air ?

I think this awsome model would be a must have

Looking for one with a winspan of at least 57 or 60 inches
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Old Aug 27, 2005, 01:48 PM
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No small electric King Air kits around, to the best of my knowledge, and I follow the kit news fairly closely.

Would make a nice looking model.

One of the reasons you are unlikely to see it is that as a commercial proposition, a civilian twin is never going to sell as well as one of the venerable WWII warbirds. Thus, few kit makers invest in some of the interesting non-aerobatic non-classic/antique civilian models.
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Old Aug 27, 2005, 02:02 PM
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thats sad.

I thought that would be an aswome seller.
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Old Aug 27, 2005, 02:17 PM
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I did a search on King Air here, but did not find any solid leads on plans, either.

Looks like you need to start scratch building...
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Old Aug 27, 2005, 04:17 PM
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there is a king air kit out there, just don't have a link .. sorry
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Old Aug 27, 2005, 06:01 PM
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I think Icare had a King Air available at one time. be do a "Wanted to buy" posting in the FS forum.
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No small electric King Air kits around, to the best of my knowledge, and I follow the kit news fairly closely.

Would make a nice looking model.

One of the reasons you are unlikely to see it is that as a commercial proposition, a civilian twin is never going to sell as well as one of the venerable WWII warbirds. Thus, few kit makers invest in some of the interesting non-aerobatic non-classic/antique civilian models.

Umnnnn...... You could paint it International Orange and Insignia White, and call it a T-43. The Navy flies a bunch of them.
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Old Aug 27, 2005, 07:33 PM
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Army has a version too but I agree the Navy version is VERY cool!
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Old Aug 27, 2005, 08:02 PM
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BTW..that is NOT the "super" king air.. it's a C90.. I"m kinda partial to them since I've been flying one for work for the last 8 years. It's a real workhorse and VERY reliable..
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Old Aug 27, 2005, 08:35 PM
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FOUND IT!..... http://homepage.mac.com/mikejames/ne...ruction01.html
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Old Aug 29, 2005, 09:28 AM
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Hmmm...I misread his post. He wanted one at least 5 feet or so in span, not just 5 feet in span. Still not many choices out there.

In any case, if you go to the Nextcraft home page, you will see that he is out of the R/C model biz and that promising King Air model is stillborn and will never happen.

Challenger, a T-43 is a Boeing aircraft, a military version of the 737-200.

The Navy does use some King Airs aas trainers, but they are the T-44.

The other military designation of the King Air 200 series is C-12
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There is still yet another king air kit out there.. somewhere.. not the stillborn
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Have been looking for a King Air for a long time, with a very sad result. So to get one I might have to scratch build one...

But now it is possible to get one!
I want a big one, 100 inch plus WS, and if you follow this thread, Igor has agreed to make a kit. The hang-up is that he wants 3 orders before he starts production.

Someone interested?

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Is anyone out ther producing a king air ?

I think this awsome model would be a must have

Looking for one with a winspan of at least 57 or 60 inches
There is a similar plane available on the German market. "Robbe Twin Air"
Not 100% scale but looks very realistic.

Please follow the link below. Unfortunately in German only but provides some nice pics.

http://www.aufwind-magazin.de/redakt...air/index.html

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Nice plane, but not even close to a King Air ;-)
And for me it's too small...

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