N750T The Turbine Toucan built by David Kervinen
The 37th Model 12 to fly on May 9, 2007
David built this one-of-a-kind show stopper for airshow work, but due to technical and other reasons, the aircraft has yet to live up to its awesome potential. Hopefully airshow crowds will someday get to watch this awesome airplane perform at a level similar to that of Wayne Handley's Turbine Raven. The Turbine Toucan is powered by a Walter 601D turboprop engine with 750 shaft horsepower in place of the usual radial engine.
Images from testing - early 2007
First flight pics - May 9, 2007
Subsequent test flying
Detail pics of the aircraft
Flights from 2008