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Thurston Teal TSC-1A

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Thurston Aircraft Corp designed and manufactured the TSC-1A1 Teal two/three-seat light amphibian later acquired by Schweizer and later Teal Aircraft Corporation.
 
The TSC-1A Teal prototype N1968T first flew in June 1968 and, selling for $17,150, fifteen went to the USN. The improved TSC-1A1 Teal flew in 1972.
 
The TSC-1A2 Teal II N2020 first flew in October 1972. The TSC-1A2 Teal II was an improved version featuring slotted trailing-edge flaps, new wing leading-edge fuel tanks, optional hull fuel tank, and independent retraction of the tail wheel.
 
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TSC-1A2 Teal II

 

From 1976 Teal Aircraft Corp held manufacturing and tooling rights for the Thurston Teal, which was previously owned by Schweizer Aircraft Corporation. It was being produced by Teal Aircraft in St. Augus­tine, Florida, at the rate of 24 a year. For about $40,000, they'll put you into the 150 ­horsepower Teal II, which cruises at 102 knots and carries a 765‑pound equipped useful load. For $2,000 more, they'll sell you the same airplane with a 180‑hp en­gine ‑ the Teal III. The TSC-1A3 Teal III first flying in September 1991.

 

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Thurston Aeromarine Corp superseded International Aeromarine; initially to produce two-seat Teal III amphibian (delivered from 1995), then expected to be followed by Seafire four-seat amphibian.

 

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Thurston TSC-1A N2005T

 

Teal Aircraft Corp TSC 1A3 Marlin
Engine: Lycoming O-360-A1F6D, 180 hp
Seats: 2/4
Wing loading: 14.7 lb/sq.ft
Pwr loading: 12.8 lb/hp
Max TO wt: 2300 lb
Empty wt: 1435 lb
Equipped useful load: 782 lb
Payload max fuel: 350 lb
Range max fuel/ 75% pwr: 561 nm/ 5.3 hr
Range max fuel/ 55% pwr: 739 nm/ 7.7 hr
Service ceiling: 14,000 ft
75% cruise: 104 kt. 55% cruise: 96 kt
Stall: 45 kt
1.3 Vso: 59 kt
ROC: 700 fpm
Min field length land / water: 1000 / 1300 ft

 

TSC-1A Teal
Engine: Lycoming O-320-A3B, 150hp
Wingspan: 31'11"
Length: 23'7"
Useful load: 600 lb
Max speed: 125 mph
Cruise speed: 108 mph
Stall: 54 mph
Range: 400 mi
Seats: 2
No built: 15
 
TSC-1A1 Teal
 
TSC-1A2 Teal II
Engine: Lycoming O-320-A3B, 150hp
Wingspan: 31'11" / 9.73 m
Length: 23'7" / 7.19 m
Empty weight: 1435 lb / 651 kg
MTOW: 2200 lb / 998 kg
Useful load: 565 lb
Max cruise 5000ftt/1525m: 116 mph / 101 kt / 187 kph
Stall: 52 mph
ROC: 650 fpm / 198 m/min
Service ceiling: 12,000 ft / 3660 m
Range econ cruise 96kt/110mph/177kph 45min res: 472 mi / 410 nm / 759 kph
Range econ cruise 96kt/110mph/177kph 45min res opt fuel: 748 mi / 650 nm / 1203 kph
Seats: 2
Baggage capacity: 230 lb / 104 kg
Price 1974: $22,475
 
TSC-1A3 Teal III
Engine: Textron Lycoming O-360-1F6D, 180hp
Wingspan: 36'0"
Length: 23'10"
Useful load: 800 lb
Max speed: 116 mph
Cruise speed: 112 mph
Stall: 55 mph
Range: 500 mi
Seats: 2
 
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TSC-1A1

 

 

 

 


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