August 2000 Issue

Letters: August 2000

Light-Light Twins
In your article about light-light twins in the June issue, your chart didnít contain the most important element: Single-engine climb rate.

You mentioned Piperís book value of† 240 FPM for the Piper Apache. Was that for the Apache 150 ?†I know they also built the Piper Apache 160 and a 235 that became the Aztec. What about the other twins, Travel Air, Dutchess, Comanche and Cougar?

Because all the engines of the light twins have 2000-hour TBOs, a single-engine rate-of-climb comparison would be more meaningful to your readers.

Egon Grothe
Brookfield, Wisconsin

Youíre right, we should have provided more information on single-engine...

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