Socata TB-10 Tobago. Specifications. Photo.
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Socata TB-10 Tobago. Specifications. Photo.

Socata TB-10 Tobago. Specifications. Photo.

 

Socata TB-10 Tobago - single-engine plane of light-French production, produced by Socata Aircraft from mid 70-ies.

 

Photo Socata TB-10 Tobago

 

The development of the Socata TB-10 Tobago light-engine aircraft was carried out on a par with the TB-9 model, while most of the similarities between these aircraft remained the same - a distinctive feature is only a more powerful power plant, which influenced the flight performance of this aircraft.

The French light aircraft can accommodate up to 4 people, including one pilot, and thanks to the twin controls, these aircraft, including various modifications, can also be used to train future pilots, which is still used today. Among other things, in fact, 5 people can be accommodated on board the aircraft, however, in this case, the condition of not exceeding the maximum take-off weight of the aircraft must be met.

 

Socata TB-10 Tobago photos

 

Fuselage Socata TB-10 Tobago has a more aerodynamic forms, which in turn reduces drag when flying on 5-8%, thereby directly affecting aircraft fuel consumption and maximum airspeed.

The power plant of the aircraft Socata TB-10 Tobago represented by a single piston aircraft engine four-cylinder Lycoming O-360-A1AD capacity 180 hp, allowing the airspeed to develop 247 km \ h. (maximum speed) on the following distances in kilometers 1210.

Later, the French aircraft manufacturers have designed special modification - Version Socata SB-10 Tobago Privilege was equipped with a more powerful engine, had the latest avionics, increased flight range and speed, however, production was very limited.

 

Socata TB-10 Tobago

 

Modification Socata SB-10 GT is an improved version of the basic production model - an advanced wing shape, improved interior and a number of other changes have only a marginal effect on flight performance of the aircraft.

One of the innovations of the current model compared with previous aircraft family Socata TB is to improve control of the aircraft and increased maneuverability of the aircraft.

Among other things, to the lineup Socata TB-10 are also versions Socata TB-11 (an upgraded version of the base model), Socata TB-15 and Socata TB-16, which in the production of so-launched and were not due to lack of adequate number of orders .

Most constructed of aircraft currently operated either by private owners or schools to train future pilots.

 

Specifications Socata TB-10 Tobago.

 

  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 3 people (depending on configuration);
  • aircraft Length: 7,63 m .;
  • Wingspan: 9,76 m .;
  • Plane Height: 3,2 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 670 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 480 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1150 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 235 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 247 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 1210 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 3050 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming O-360-A1AD (depending on version);
  • Power: 180 hp (Depending on version).

 

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