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Ted Smith Aerostar projects

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Ted Smith Model-400 :was a version of Aerostar twin engined business
aircraft,powered by two 200 hp Lycoming IO-360 engines.
Ted Smith 500 :twin engined business light aircraft,powered by two
250 Lycoming fuel injected engines.
Ted Smith 620 :developed from Aerostar as pressurized cabin version
with two 310 hp Lycoming TIO-541 engines.
Ted Smith 1000 :nine seat a stretched version of Aerostar,powered by
two 450 hp Lycoming TIO-541 engines.
Ted Smith 3000 :was a transcontinental range Aerostar powered by two
Williams turbofan engines.
 

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relative link is here #55 reply by
[quote author=hesham]
Lazarov LAZ-11 :single engined cabin monoplane,used as ambulance version
of LAZ-8.
Alon A-3 :was an A-2A fitted with 130 hp Franklin engine and "two-plus-two"
cabin, prototype only.
Fleetwings F-6 :was single engined five seat flying boat version of F-5 amphibian
aircraft. [/quote]
Two Walliams FJ44 turbofan
cruise speed: 460 mph
range: 1500nm
 

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Thank you my dear Rousseau,

and I forgot to send to you that drawings,and please
correct the quot.

Ted Smith 3000 :was a transcontinental range Aerostar powered by two
Williams turbofan engines.

http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1991/1991%20-%201360.html
 

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Hi all,


I search for more informations about these Ted Smith Aerostar projects.


Thanks
 

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Thanks, I wonder if that single engine design is where Oscar Taylor got the idea for the Speedstar?
 

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I have a question here and hope someone can answer it:

Did Piper's purchase of the Aerostar 600 design (to produce it as the PA-60 and PA-61) include acquisition of the other related designs such as the 2000 for instance?
 

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Stargazer2006 said:
Did Piper's purchase of the Aerostar 600 design (to produce it as the PA-60 and PA-61) include acquisition of the other related designs such as the 2000 for instance?

Yes, though implicitly. To explain: Ted Smith had designed the structure to be adaptable and expandable but there were no specific designs other than the 300 / 400 / 600 at the time of the sale to American Cement.

ACC was then acquired by Butler and the Aerostar came with it. Smith bought the rights back from Butler. In 1978 he sold all rights to Piper. In 1991 he bought all rights back from Piper and began to design the jet variants! Those diagrams from Flight date from after the ( second ) Smith re-acquisition.

The basic airframe was designed for diving in excess of 500 kts, so that there would not have to be any structural changes other than plumbing in the wings for the appropriate powerplant.

Hope that helps :)
 

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I have come across this poor-quality three-view arrangement of a previously unseen derivative of the famous Aero Commander line named the "Superstar 700".

Has anyone got more info or pics on this type? Was there ever a prototype of it? Perhaps only a full-size mockup? Thanks for your help.
 

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Hi Stargazer,


Mr. Ted Smith left Aero Commander in 1966 to formed Ted Smith Aircraft Co. Inc.,
later the company sold to Aircraft Cement Co.,and in 1969 sold again to Butler
Aviation,the whole organization was amalgamated under the name Aerostar
Aircraft Corporation in 1970.


The main product for the company was the Aerostar aircraft,a twin engined light
transport and business design,the Superstar or Model 700 was developed from
Aerostar with stretched fuselage and IO-540M engines,only one prototype was
built,and gave the serial number (N72TS).


The aircraft was not related to Aero Commander.
 

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Hi,


here is a 3-view to Ted Smith Aerostar-4000 project.
 

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I believe N72TS would be the FAA registration number rather than its serial number.
 

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famvburg said:
I believe N72TS would be the FAA registration number rather than its serial number.


May be that's right my dear Famvburg.
 
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