The unique clean design of the airframe and efficient turboprop technology allow the Explorer aircraft to operate far more efficiently than older similar aircraft. In fact, the average age of aircraft with similar mission profiles is over 35 years old!
Explorer uses jet fuel which, unlike 100LL avgas, is available worldwide and is a requirement of most militaries. Explorer will be certified with the PT6A-140A engine, but we are looking to the future so we have designed the fuselage to accommodate electric power and batteries to match our customers’ missions when battery energy density becomes feasible.
Each of our models is equipped with a thick, robust yet lightweight airfoil that maximizes airlift, minimizes induced drag, and improves roll rate. Furthermore, the wing thickness allows for adequate fuel for long range missions. The all-composite fuselage is strong, light and efficient to minimize operating costs.
The Explorer wing has a 39% improvement in maximum lift co-efficient compared with other aircraft.
The all-composite airframe was designed for backcountry work. It features low cabin entry height and a large spacious cabin floor, providing a strong framework with a wide, stable stance. The sturdy gear supports a large tire for rough field use.