Rocket Powered Cessna Caravan

November 11, 2008

Had some matinence done on the Caravan and some fuel was left in the system after a compressor wash. I think cessna should put this afterburner feature on all their new planes, it would deff be a show stopped to see Jet Caravan at the air shows!

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25 Responses to “Rocket Powered Cessna Caravan”

  1. P0werwise on November 11th, 2008 12:24 pm

    The guy at about 52 …
    The guy at about 52 seconds in is nuts!

    Or brave. Or just used to it.

  2. SenorSpode on November 11th, 2008 12:24 pm

    Have you looked …
    Have you looked into Soloy’s turbine conversion for the 185? It’s been around many years. It works great, too. I can see why your buddy wants to go that route.

  3. OK2BCK on November 11th, 2008 12:24 pm

    love the …
    love the interference

  4. brunerjared on November 11th, 2008 12:24 pm

    Nice Unit
    Nice Unit

  5. No29Smirnoff on November 11th, 2008 12:24 pm

    that is amazing …
    that is amazing like is that a heli motor with a flame kit or real jet propulsion? prolly the first

  6. JamesTCA on November 11th, 2008 12:24 pm

    Wow…an engine …
    Wow…an engine turning. Where’s my popcorn for this?

  7. foxtrot089 on November 11th, 2008 12:24 pm

    sweet, how much …
    sweet, how much more power did that feature add to your aircraft? and was worth it to put that feature on it?

  8. mojopilot on November 11th, 2008 12:24 pm

    The pitch you see …
    The pitch you see is not how the plane flies. There are sets of weights attached to the blades, when the rpm is too low (or the prop control is pulled back) the blades feather like you see. It makes the airplane more efficient in the event of an engine failure.

  9. unityfm on November 11th, 2008 12:24 pm

    Sure thing, it was …
    Sure thing, it was having a 100 hr inspection. They cleaned the compressor with water and some kind of special stuff – but they didn’t get all the water out. So when we started her up the remaining fuel in the compressor was not allowing the ignitors to start. We tried to start it once before but nothing, so on the second try all the fuel was left over in compressor from the ignitors and basically created

  10. 1975Amcpacer on November 11th, 2008 12:24 pm

    Check out the pitch …
    Check out the pitch of the prop blades.

  11. foxtrot089 on November 11th, 2008 12:24 pm

    My buddy wants to …
    My buddy wants to put that kind of feature on his cessna 185. Im pretty sure it’ll put alot of stress on the frame though… nice sounding aircraft!

  12. OriginalAtomicSheep on November 11th, 2008 12:24 pm

    u got over 2 mil …
    u got over 2 mil from where? direct me to that very same place so i can collect my caravan too.

  13. Bendziulikas on November 11th, 2008 12:24 pm

    jet powered cessna,
    jet powered cessna,

  14. POPtheoriginal on November 11th, 2008 12:24 pm

    just bought one for …
    just bought one for myself. =D just thought I’d let all ya know. just cuz I’m really happy for myself. Awsome airplane.

  15. just1ofgod on November 11th, 2008 12:24 pm

    2nd coolest sound …
    2nd coolest sound on earth 1rst would be reg jet engine duh

  16. unityfm on November 11th, 2008 12:24 pm

    Oh yea, no doubt – …
    Oh yea, no doubt – seriously wish they would come out with a RG would be really great – but as it is, such a blast to fly!

  17. aviator06 on November 11th, 2008 12:24 pm

    caravan’s got to be …
    caravan’s got to be one of my favorite airplanes.

  18. unityfm on November 11th, 2008 12:24 pm

    Plane was in the …
    Plane was in the shop for regular check had changed the oil and done a few other 100 hour checks. They washed the compressor blades but didn’t fully flush everything out. The first start was a dud due to water still in the compressor so fuel that was sprayed collected and when the ignitors lit the second time – kapow afterburner on a Caravan!

  19. jdustinstone on November 11th, 2008 12:24 pm

    it does’nt happen …
    it does’nt happen every time you start one up – but i believe it sometimes happens after they’ve been in storage. this one was obviously being worked on prior to startup, so could the author explain what was going on?

  20. imarocktscientst on November 11th, 2008 12:24 pm

    Check out the …
    Check out the Lancair Evolution. It’s a kit and the engine alone goes for about $500K brand new (partly why the average Joe can’t afford one). Anyway, maximum cruise is expected to be 338 knots.

  21. Chuckjagermeister on November 11th, 2008 12:24 pm

    Haha afterburner. …
    Haha afterburner. That’s what happens with any turbine when you start it up. You should see some helicopters start up. Some look like they’re on fire.

  22. AviatorJake68 on November 11th, 2008 12:24 pm

    Mann ilove taht …
    Mann ilove taht mad turboprop

  23. grant2053 on November 11th, 2008 12:24 pm

    got to love that …
    got to love that turboprop.

  24. unityfm on November 11th, 2008 12:24 pm

    haha, yea it is – …
    haha, yea it is – so fun to fly too although its slow as and you just want to go faster, would be great if it was an RG so you could at least have one lever to pull up or down, lol!

  25. unityfm on November 11th, 2008 12:24 pm

    True, but as we …
    True, but as we continue here things will continue to change. Theres no telling in another 5 years more then likely we should at least be able to gain a partnership for a reasonable price – just as long as user fees don’t end up killing general aviation in the near future!

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