Turbine Explorer 500t

The Explorer 500T is the new turbine powered workhorse of the Explorer family of aircraft. Equipped with ten fully-tracked seats with flexible configuration to accommodate private, business or other operations. The spacious cabin provides optimal safety and comfort and panoramic views. The flat cabin floor accommodates bulky cargo, and the integrally molded cargo pod provides an additional 50 cu. ft. of space, bringing the total cargo volume to 300 cu. ft.

 
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The 500T's performance surpasses that of today's aging fleet of light twins and it carries more cargo and people, but with single engine operating costs.

 
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Specifications

*All specifications are preliminary, based on manufacturer's calculations, and subject to change. All performance figures are based on standard day, standard atmosphere, sea level, gross weight conditions unless otherwise noted.

 
 

dimensions external

Wing Span 47 ft 4 in 14.43 m
Wing Aspect Ratio 11.3
Length Overall 31 ft 9 in 9.68 m
Height Overall 15 ft 6 in 4.72 m

dimensions internal

Cabin Length 11 ft  0 in 3.35 m
Max Width 5 ft  1 in 1.55 m
Max Height 4 ft  5 in 1.35 m
Overall 250 cu ft 7.1 cu m
Cargo Pod 50 cu ft 1.4 cu m
 

Performance

Cruise Speed 180 KTAS 3.35 m
Max Cruise Speed 200 KTAS 1.55 m
Stalling Speed, (Flaps Down) 60 KT 1.35 m
Max Rate of Climb, Sea Level 1000 ft/min 7.1 cu m
Service Ceiling 25000 ft 7600 m
Takeoff Distance, Ground Roll 1200 ft 365 m
Max Range 950 nm

Weight & Loadings

Weight Empty 3800 lbs 1723 kg
Max Takeoff Weight 6600 lbs 2993 kg
Max Useful Load 2800 lbs 1270 kg
Max Wing Loading 30 psf
Max Power Loading 11 lb/HP
 

Fuel

Integral Wing Fuel Tanks 277 gallons 1050 liters

Power Plant

Pratt & Whitney PT6-135B 600HP 4 Blade Hartzell Propeller