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Finally coming true for Piston GA

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Apr 22, 2010
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First Cessna with the Chinese made skycatcher, then the Czech Built Piper, Now this:

It’s been on the Internet since January, but only recently discovered in the United States. Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) will fly its 240-knot true airspeed KC-100 aircraft this year in preparation for entering the market in 2013.

The aircraft uses a three-blade Hartzell composite propeller on a Continental TSIOF-550 engine with full authority digital engine control (FADEC) rated at 315 hp at 2500 rpm. The 240-KTAS claim is its maximum speed, not its cruising speed. The company has not released information concerning cruising speed.

Mike Disbrow, Hartzell senior vice president of marketing and customer services, said, “Work has already begun on the development of the new KC-100 prop. We have a large amount of test data on TCM FADEC engines and expect to deliver an outstanding propeller system to KAI on-schedule.”

We are flying into a whole new era of A/C manufactures. Hopefully it does what Japan did to the auto industry; better, safer, cheaper to buy aircraft.

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