Cessna Caravan's massive exhaust part 2
Designers usually make an effort to hide the exhaust of aircraft neatly away. Take for instance the Cirrus aircraft, with two small pipes under the fuselage, or the TBM 850 with two small pipes symmetrical on both sides of the nose. Not so with the Cessna Caravan! It is intended for rugged use, so the designers must have thought: "Then let's make a rugged exhaust as well!" The result is a huge pipe, so big and ugly that a strange psychological phenomenon starts working: you tend to miss it when you see the aircraft from a distance. Only when it gets close, it catches the eye. Note the hinge at the end of the pipe that connects it to the fuselage. I posted a digitally zoomed image of the exhaust pipe of Caravan D-FDAK on 31 October 2010. As it attracted much interest, I decided to take another close look from a different angle, this time of Cessna 208B Grand Caravan c/n 208B0583 PH-JMP of the Para Centre at Teuge airfield in The Netherlands (EHTE), on 30 April 2011.
Take a look at other photos in this EnoAeroPics gallery and watch the exhausts of Cessna Caravans and other aircraft:
Close up of Caravans exhaust pipe part 1
Right side view of Caravan PH-JMP
The neat exhaust pipes of the Cirrus SR 20