Maybe I'm not the only one that's nuts?

Of course, I'd have to get that RV-10 kit finished in the meantime?

Bill Howard
BeechSportBill
N1927W 1973 Sport 150
Beech Aero Club NorthWest Region Director


----- Original Message -----
From: 'Tom Lawson' <tlawson@firewallforward.com>
To: <bhoward@bmi.net>
Sent: Mon Oct 10 7:59
Subject: Fwd: RE: BEST Idea I have had this year...




Bill,

Thanks for your inquiry about the Innodyn Turbine.

As you know, Firewall Forward recently established a relationship with
Innodyn to provide firewall forward kits to builders.

At this point, we are in the engineering stages of development for the kit.
We are shooting for introduction to the market by February, '06.

Preliminary price estimates are in the $ 8K to $12K range (complete with a
carbon fiber cowling). Obviously, some kits will be simpler, but we are
envisioning induction, fuel, electrical, exhaust, engine mounts, heating,
cooling, and probes with wires to the firewall. You'll need to provide the
engine and the prop. The kits will be complete with detailed drawings and
instructions.

Please stay in touch. I'll put you on our e-mail update list and keep you
posted on our progress.

Best Regards,

Tom Lawson

800-444-0556




From: Bill Howard [bhoward@bmi.net','','','')">bhoward@bmi.net]
Sent: Saturday, October 08, 2005 1:22 PM
To: tlawson@firewallforward.com; bac-mail@beechaeroclub.org
Cc: musketeermail@yahoogroups.com
Subject: BEST Idea I have had this year...

Sir:



Is this possible? An Innodyne 165HP or 180HP turbine on a Beech Musketeer,
Sport

150 or Sundowner airframe, or 200HP for the Musketeer Super model and the
Sierra

retractable?



The power upgrades for the Beech AeroCenter aircraft are non-existant, but
there

are several thousand very loyal owners of Musketeer, Sport, Sierra and
Sundowner

aircraft.



These owners soldier on maintaining and upgrading their aircraft, which we
all

believe to be the best-built 4 place aircraft ever made.



Many members of early Musketeers have Continental O-346 engines that are
becoming

very hard to find parts, especially crankshafts and cases.



Others, like myself, have an airframe rated for up to 200HP and 2,700# GW,
but

performance limited by the O-320-E3D 150HP engine and inefficient
fixed-pitch

propeller, and have difficulty taking off and climbing even at a limited
maximum

of 2,150#.



As I stated, ther are no STCs for power upgrades for our model aircraft.



I understand that this type of upgrade would place my aircraft in an
Experimental

Class. But as I, and most of my flying Musketeer Owner friends, would be
very

unlikely to sell our aircraft in the future, IF we had sufficient power from
a

dependable inexpensive to maintain engine burning available fuels. The

Experimental designation might not be a detraction at all! AND everyone
with an

piston-powered aircraft is aware of the very limited future for 100LL fuel!



So, if you could discuss this project with your associates, the over 500
members

of the Beech Aero Club (www.beechaeroclub.org) and 2,500 registered owners
of

Aerocenter Aircraft would be very interested in your conclusions.



Congratulations on your new association with Innodyne. This partnership
could

represent the future for those of us who own 'Orphaned' aircraft with
obsolete

(and certainly old technology) engines, but would never think of selling
them!



Sincerely,



Bill Howard

BeechSportBill

N1927W 1973 Sport 150

Beech Aero Club NorthWest Region Director

541-938-8314





---- Msg sent via @bmi.net Mail v4 - http://www.bmi.net




---- Msg sent via @bmi.net Mail v4 - http://www.bmi.net


------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor --------------------~-->
Get fast access to your favorite Yahoo! Groups. Make Yahoo! your home page
http://us.click.yahoo.com/dpRU5A/wUI...LSAA/SyTolB/TM
--------------------------------------------------------------------~->

Join BAC today and be a part of the ONLY Type Club for the Musketeer series!

www.beechaeroclub.org


Yahoo! Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/musketeermail/

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
musketeermail-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:
http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/