SIAI Turbo Marchetti
The SF-260 is one of the world’s most revered military trainers, with some 880 aircraft in service and 27 different military customers around the world. It was, and still is, marketed also as an aerobatic plane as well. Stelio Frati (the F in SF-260) designed this airplane in the early 60s for Aviamilano, which was later purchased by SIAI Marchetti (the S in SF-260). It is powered by a 260 hp 6-cyl Lycoming engine (denoted by… yeah, right, the 260 in the name…).
The flight characteristics, performance and style of the SF-260 are second to none, making it a favorite not only of military flight schools, but of airshow pilots, civil professional flying schools, and anyone who loves fast, beautiful, great-flying airplanes.
In the early 80’s some have been converted to Turboprop Versions, the SF-260 TP. UAE, Haiti, Zimbabwe and the Phillipines are known to have ordered TP versions. The italian red/white version we offer, is one of the nicest, very well conditioned examples, which can be still seen in Italy.
A new, long Turboprop cowling has been made and a specially designed carbon fibre engine mount houses the SPT5 nicely. It is s drop-in fit. JetCat has designed a special bottom exhaust outlet for their SPT5 to
The red/white scheme is not a complicated, but very nice scheme for high visibility. But many of these SF-260 TP have been painted in camouflage colors. Since it is not feasible to paint a flat camouflage pattern in the molds, we opted to do an all silver plane as well. This works great as a base coat, allowing even easy weathering of a later applied paint job.
TheTurbo Marchetti is a rocket ship! The power of the SPT5 in this airplane is unbelievable, so a high visibility scheme is a must. Towing gliders up to 25 kg with this amount of power is an incredible experience...
There is no difference in flying characteristics, if you look at the 260 TP version:
So, there was no way past doing this airplane one day as a Turboprop version as well.
It just is another example of great CARF engineering, showing its qualities right at the first fly by. Its structural integrity, high prefabrication, detailed surface structure and straight forward mechanical solutions make it a pleasure to build, to fly, and to pose with at your local club field, as well as on a highly decorated show event.
|Spannweite||112" (2830 mm) w/ tip tanks|
|Länge||104" (2650 mm) - Turboprop version|
|Flächeninhalt||1900 inch² / 123 dm²|
|Gewicht||33 - 35 Lbs (15 - 16 kg) dry|
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