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Agricola 4 years 5 months ago #34134

:) What a lovely aeroplane this is.
I particularly like the sound file, a genuine Continental 0-470 sound.
As has been spoken already this type lost out in competition to the American designed Fletcher FU24 (also in it's original form powered by the 0-470 in either 225hp or 240hp variants.)
As more powerful engines became available, these were fitted to the FU24, ranging from the original 225hp through to the 310hp GIO-470.
Eventually the standard engine was the 400hp Lycoming IO-720.
And then along came the turbines.
Agricultural work is very harsh on aeroplanes and almost the entire production run of Agricolas (Agricolae?) was lost as a result of accidents.

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Re: Agricola 4 years 5 months ago #34135

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Thanks for the kind comments Tony :) that's what makes the work worthwhile.
As you almost certainly know, the last of the breed was brought back here to the U.K. and it's that one I've used for detailing work.
Dave M(oly)
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