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Jun 08, 2011, 06:31 PM
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Beech B-60 Duke


I'm seriously interested in scratch building a B-60 Duke, but I'm pulling my hair out trying to find Data on this airplane. Does anyone know if there are any books or manuals out there that might help me build this bird?? or does Beechcraft still have this plane under classified wraps?
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Jun 08, 2011, 07:02 PM
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Nice and unusual subject! I don't think Beech has it under wraps, as it's a design from the late sixties. The full scale was/is a maintenance hog and of less than stellar performance. Like all Beech products, the premium price limited the number of units purchased. I used to enjoy watching the long takeoff rolls though, as it was quite a ground hog.

This turbine conversion turns the Duke into quite a performer. As a bonus, an electric model would sound closer to scale with this version.

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http://www.royalturbine.com/content/comparison

Good Luck!
Jun 09, 2011, 06:56 AM
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Years ago (mid '80's) I was interested in drawing up a plan and doing a magazine article for an RC Beech D-18. When I contacted the folks at Beechcraft and requested information to help ensure that the model would be accurate they sent a folder FULL of information. A line drawing, numerous photos and a copy of the sales brochure were among the received items. Very impressive to say the least. Not sure what the policy is today but a nice letter to Beechcraft stating you are a modeler wishing to build an accurate model of the Beech B-60 Duke may be time well spent.

Soft landings,

Joe
Oct 29, 2011, 02:37 PM
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You know I recently did that, I wrote to the Beechcraft Corp, and they as good as told me to shove off.........I guess I'll just build the Royal 310 Cessna.
Oct 31, 2011, 07:33 AM
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You know I recently did that, I wrote to the Beechcraft Corp, and they as good as told me to shove off.........I guess I'll just build the Royal 310 Cessna.
Unfortunately, this seems to be the status norm for beech, now that raytheon purchased them. Back when they were their own entity, they were more than willing to help out.


Best advice i can give you, is contact a small maintenance provider that works on a duke, and ask them if you can come look through the beech maintenance manuals for the duke. They typically have all the info you would need.
Jan 08, 2012, 03:16 PM
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I would love to see this project happen, the Duke is one of my favorite rides in MSFT FSX. It is a beauty.
Jan 12, 2012, 03:21 PM
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I found these on line ... dont know if they will help or not? talk to you at work

http://www.artworkoriginals.com/EB5SDAHZ.htm

http://www.aircraftpaintschemes.com/...?AircraftID=90
Jan 13, 2012, 03:21 PM
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I found these on line ... dont know if they will help or not? talk to you at work

http://www.artworkoriginals.com/EB5SDAHZ.htm

http://www.aircraftpaintschemes.com/...?AircraftID=90
Whisky Tango Foxtrot on that first link? Over a thousand dollars for a 20 by 22.625 inches line drawing? What am I missing here?
Feb 03, 2012, 10:11 PM
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I do have an POH for a Beech Duke B60 and would love to see this model to be made, I can look through it to find all the line drawing that are in it
Feb 04, 2012, 09:21 AM
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Here are the 3 line drawings that i found in the POH
Feb 12, 2012, 10:10 AM
Will fly for food
Always been a favorite of mine for looks.
Mar 18, 2012, 06:04 AM
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new Duke...dude


Jpower new release...looking good...cant wait to get her up....
Mar 30, 2012, 02:46 AM
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One of my favorites too! too bad it was 'not the best'
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Mar 30, 2012, 03:47 AM
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Thanks Tootal! I did a search, and now have the 3 views you showed in large enough to trace to CAD status.!
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Mar 31, 2012, 08:34 AM
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here's a couple of quickies guys! How big shall she be?
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