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Beechcraft Starship 2000A - PLANETAGS TAIL #N515JS

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  1. Due to limited quantities and  difficulty in producing Tags from composite materials, inventory count is uncertain at this time.
  2. Due to the nature of modern composite materials. engraving is not possible on the back of these PlaneTags. 
  3. The mixed colors shown are of extremely limited quantity. These PlaneTags are being sold individually and specific color requests are not available. PlaneTags will ship these in random order.  
  4. Please note that these tags are limited to one tag per customer - except for white, which is unlimited.

Beechcraft Starship 2000A - N515JS

The Beechcraft Starship is a twin turboprop general aviation aircraft. In 1980 Beech began developing the Starship to cement its position as the dominant force in the turboprop market, having already wrested this title with its King Air family. With oil shortages and recession in recent headlines, turboprops promised fuel and cost efficiency. And by using composite construction the plane could be lighter, faster and even more fuel efficient. 

Bold & Daring Design

The Starship continues to be one of the most technologically advanced aircraft of its kind. Designed by famed aircraft designer Burt Rutan and Scaled Composites, it features a variable sweep forward wing, two rear mounted pusher turboprop engines that provide a quiet, jet-like smooth ride, digital avionics, and an all glass cockpit. It was also the first all-composite business class aircraft ever built. The first concept plane flew in 1983, but the full size aircraft itself experienced costly and time consuming design changes, production delays and other issues that kept it grounded until 1986. Between 1988 and 1995, only 53 Starships were built.

In spite of its futuristic, beautiful design, it was a financial failure. Its production costs led to a high sticker price, so very few were sold. Beechcraft’s parent corp Raytheon grounded the fleet and recalled them all. All but a handful were scrapped at Marana. A couple are still privately flown and maintained, and an additional few are displayed in museums.

OUR PLANE'S STORY

MotoArt’s Starship: N515JS

N515JS, construction number NC-52, was built in 1994 and certified airworthy on January 27, 1995. It was leased to Osborn Energy from 1997 to 2003, then recalled and stored at Pinal Park, Marana, AZ with the remaining fleet. MotoArt acquired it in 2021, preserving this once promising, incredible looking aircraft and its history in the PlaneTags fleet.  Read more about it on our blog.

Don’t miss out on adding a Starship to your collection. These PlaneTags are especially unique as they are cut from its carbon fiber composite construction. With only 53 Starships ever built, these collectibles are a rare treat for any collector.

Beechcraft Starship 2000A - #N515JS

Characteristics:

  • Manufacturer: Beechcraft
  • Tail #: N515JS
  • Crew: 1 OR 2
  • Capacity: 8
  • Empty weight:10,085 lb
  • Wing Span:54 ft 4.7 in
  • Length:46 ft 1 in
  • Height:12 ft 11 in

Performance:

  • Max takeoff: 14,899 lbs
  • Range: 2,919 km, 1,576 nmi
  • Maximum speed: 620 km/h, 335 kn
  • Cruise speed: 620 km/h, 335 kn
  • Ceiling: 41,000 ft
  • Rate of Climb: 2,748 ft / min
  • Engine: 2 Pratt & Whitney PT6A-67A Turboprops


    DISCLAIMER

    Beechcraft® and Beechcraft Starship® names, emblems, body designs, and logos are trademarks of Textron Aviation Inc. and are used under license to MotoArt PlaneTags LLC.

    PlaneTags are Handmade Aviation Tags

    • Authentic - made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. 
    • Unique -  each PlaneTag bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags. 
    • Collectible - each one is numbered in a limited edition and comes attached to a display card. 
    • Versatile - comes with a durable metal ring, strong enough to attach to luggage or keys or display.

    - Please Note: Due to limited quantities, combination colors you may receive will vary.

    *Important Notice – Please Read Carefully

    PlaneTags are made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. Because PlaneTags are made from real fuselage, each PlaneTag bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags. These variations and imperfections are not product flaws. They are part of the beauty of PlaneTags. As a result, you will not have an option to select the color of your PlaneTag. The images on this website are provided for reference only and should not be used as the sole basis for choosing a particular PlaneTag.

    Caution: Not recommended for children under 8 years of age. This product contains chemical-based paint which may cause respiratory irritation if ingested or inhaled in large quantities. Keep out of mouth.

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      BG
      11/04/2021
      Brent G.
      United States United States
      Trying to stop a new addiction!

      I love all five of my new plane tags! I am trying to resist buying everyone you have! That however, would lead to my kids only seeing me in the weekends!

      GH
      11/04/2021
      Gavin H.
      United States United States
      Amazing qualitie

      I love the plane tag so much because of the history my grandpa was a flight tester on the starship and I live by Beechcraft so this is amazing

      AG
      10/01/2021
      Al G.
      United States United States
      Starship

      Excellent tag!!. Great having a piece of aviation history..Still in awe of the construction and appearance.

      YG
      09/03/2021
      YING G.
      Singapore Singapore
      Starship

      This is my repeat purchase, now I have the full collection. Somehow I'm intrigued with the material and may even buy more :p

      SA
      09/03/2021
      Shahzad A.
      United Kingdom United Kingdom
      Futurist Aircraft before it’s time

      Rare Material used in the construction Of this Aircraft Honeycomb Tag Great Piece of history

      RM
      09/03/2021
      Ray M.
      United States United States
      Beech

      Love the tag, it displays well. Thanks so much for the work done and an awesome hobby to be a part of.

      SW
      09/03/2021
      Scott W.
      United States United States
      Lovely memento of Aviation History

      PlaneTags are nice mementos of aviation history. Many years ago I had the privilege of flying on a Starship. This tag and others I have purchased are ways of connecting to events of the past.

      WJ
      09/03/2021
      William J.
      United States United States
      Another Great Tag

      Loved this tag. The back was what made this one unique with the honeycomb type structure. Very light and my colors were perfect.

      RJ
      09/03/2021
      Robert J.
      United States United States
      STARSHIP!!

      Ever since the Beech Starship began flying and was eventually "chased from the skies", I have been fascinated by the design... I feell fortunate to have been able to acquire a very small part of such a GREAT DESIGN!! Tag is a reall KEEPER!!

      LM
      09/03/2021
      Landon M.
      United States United States
      Favorite childhood aircraft

      Every purchase I have made from Plane Tags has been awesome! The quality is always great and very professional looking.

      CH
      09/03/2021
      Craig H.
      United States United States
      Beechcraft Starship

      I truly enjoy having a maroon and white Beechcraft Starship Planetag in my collection, and the service from MotoArt is always excellent

      CE
      09/03/2021
      Charles E.
      United States United States
      The wave of the future?

      Very nice piece of a fuselage made of composite material instead of aluminum alloy. As composites replace metals in more and more aerospace components, the Planetags of the future will likely resemble this piece of a Starship.

      TW
      09/03/2021
      Theodore W.
      United States United States
      Starship 2000A Review

      A great and unique piece of aviation history. So pleased that saw this as well and preserved it for many to enjoy!

      WM
      09/03/2021
      William M.
      United States United States
      Another Classic Planetag

      I love collecting Planetags and I have been doing it for years. They have top quality products and great customer service. They are a world-class company and they continually come up great products.

      JF
      09/03/2021
      James F.
      United Kingdom United Kingdom
      Beech 2000

      This is one of my all time favourites. It’s got to be the purest white tag ever and the engraving is, as ever, top notch!

      ML
      09/03/2021
      MICHAEL L.
      United States United States
      Love this tag!

      Nothing but great experience

      MG
      09/02/2021
      Mattia G.
      Italy Italy
      excellent workmanship

      it is done well and the quality is high

      VL
      09/01/2021
      Vincent L.
      United States United States
      PlaneTag Beechcraft StarShip

      Looks great, wish I owned one, Great aircraft!

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