Beechcraft Starship. Specifications. A photo.
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Beechcraft Starship. Specifications. A photo.

Beechcraft Starship. Specifications. A photo.

 

Beechcraft Starship - multi-purpose twin-engine turboprop aircraft, designed by US aircraft manufacturers of the company «Beech Aircraft Corporation» in 1983 year.

 

Beechcraft Starship photo

 

US-aircraft manufacturers experts have launched the development of the aircraft model Beechcraft Starship in 1979 year, with the main goal set in front of them, was to design a unique in terms of its design aircraft that can find applications from private owners, including suitable for use as administrative-type aircraft.

Aircraft Beechcraft Starship really has a very unusual design for its time, in particular this applies to the virtual absence of the tail section, as well as the turboprop powerplant installation, located in the rear part of the fuselage and do push role.

The development of a unique aircraft of its kind, the Beechcraft Starshi model, took American aircraft manufacturers almost 7 years - the aircraft made its first flight in 1986, after which it was almost immediately put into production, where it remained until 1995. Over the entire period of production, 53 aircraft were built by American aircraft manufacturers, moreover, experts did not rule out that one of the reasons for the rather mediocre popularity of aircraft was their high cost, amounting to about $ 3,9 million.

 

Photo Beechcraft Starship

 

The Beechcraft Starship aircraft cabin can accommodate up to 8 people, including one or two pilots and six passengers. However, given a sufficiently high value, the vehicle is used only by households or as a business-class aircraft vessel.

The power plant of the aircraft of the Beechcraft Starship model consists of two Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67A turboprop aircraft engines, each of which provides the aircraft with 1200 hp, which in total is a very good indicator of thrust. The cruising speed of the Beechcraft Starship aircraft is 570 km / h, however, if necessary, the aircraft can accelerate to a speed of 620 km / h and cover distances at distances of 2800 kilometers.

 

Salon Beechcraft Starship 

 

Part of the produced aircraft Beechcraft Starship today make up the exhibition of aviation and technology museums, however, most of the aircraft of this model belongs to private owners, and still continues very actively exploited.

 

Specifications Beechcraft Starship:

 

  • Crew: 2 person;
  • Passenger: 6 people (depending on the layout of the cabin);
  • aircraft Length: 14,12 m .;
  • Wingspan: 16,6 m .;
  • Plane Height: 3,69 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 4575 kg .;
  • Payload: 2235 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 6810 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 570 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 620 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 2800 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 10910 m .;
  • aircraft engine Type: Turboprop;
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67A;
  • Power: 2 × 1200 hp

 

 

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