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« on: November 24, 2016, 03:39:59 PM »

I was reading an article about the Pilatus Porter Turboprop that crashed in Alaska recently
and noticed how long the nose is.

I looked a little further to find it's basically empty space - why is it so long?



David McRae stands alongside his Pilatus Porter turbo prop airplane



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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2016, 04:56:29 PM »

Bob, it's for balance and I'll let you figure out the rest. Good AE project for ya! >:D
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2016, 08:41:57 AM »

They are used for halling a-- and trash.  The engine out on the long nose allows for a more broad W&B configuration.
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2016, 12:40:58 PM »

Awwww....   you were supposed to let Bob figure it out. You're no fun.  >:D
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