Mase Taylor
(Top Gun)
09/13/15 09:11 PM
Upgrade your Caravan to 900hp

The red one is stock, the white one has the mod.

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Ralph Jones
(Top Gun)
09/13/15 09:18 PM
Re: Upgrade your Caravan to 900hp

I take it the white one has thrust reverse?

Mase Taylor
(Top Gun)
09/13/15 09:46 PM
Re: Upgrade your Caravan to 900hp

Quote:

I take it the white one has thrust reverse?




It would seem so, considering it is backing away from the dock.


sreyoB yrraL
(AVSIG Member)
09/13/15 10:28 PM
Re: Upgrade your Caravan to 900hp

Don't they all have reverse?

Steve Stombaugh (IND)
(Public Guest)
09/23/15 09:28 PM
Re: Upgrade your Caravan to 900hp

Oh my, I'm off to buy lottery tickets.....

Mac Tichenor (DAL)
(Top Gun)
09/23/15 11:33 PM
Re: Upgrade your Caravan to 900hp

From Honeywell: "The Honeywell TPE331 turboprop engine provides up to 30 percent more power, reduces fuel burn by about four gallons an hour... than the production motor on the Cessna Caravan. [i.e., the P&WC PT6A]"

Hmmm. That's hard to do. Maybe some installation/cowling/intake tweaks that help.

Mac


Tom Charlton
(Top Gun)
09/24/15 12:18 PM
Re: Upgrade your Caravan to 900hp

Quote:

The red one is stock, the white one has the mod.

YouTube


Hi mase,
Back in 2003 I convinced my fellow managers to buy a Caravan for our company. The only downside was the capital outlay. It was amazingly well suited to our operations be it high altitude or lown slow. Far easier and, IMO, much safer to operate than the Cessna-320 it replaced. Above all, the dispatch reliability was phenomenal. The direct operating cost was excellent. When I first looked at the Caravan during due diligence my first impression was it was more airplane than we needed. In actuality we utilized its full load carrying ability often. And yes, it flies about like youd think an enlarged C-172 would fly. Its almost as most fun to fly as a J3-Cub<g>.

I retired end of 2012. Company changed their business model somewhat and, sadly, sold the Caravan last year (2014) to Texas Turbine Conversions. They replaced the timed out engine with a more HP PT-6. It now belongs to some leasing company. Remember it still has two large 20 sensor ports in the belly and when you track it on Flight Aware youll see some very interesting flight patterns where it was based up in NH. Very curious. Ive no clue exactly what theyre doing.
N682AC

Regards,
Tom Charlton (who, fine airplanes notwithstanding, is glad to be retired<g>)



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