Explorer Series

Model 500T

Explorer Aircraft Model 500T
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 cargo, passenger or other operations. The spacious cabin provides optimal safety, comfort and panoramic views. The flat cabin floor accommodates bulky cargo, and the integral belly cargo provides an additional 50 cu. ft. of space, bringing the total cargo volume to 300 cu. ft.

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.

Explorer 500T Specifications

Explorer Aircraft model 500T dimensions
Cruise Speed
180 ktas
Max Cruise Speed
200 ktas
Stalling Speed
(Flaps Down)
60 ktas
Max Rate of Climb,
Sea Level
1000 ft/min
Service Ceiling
25000 ft
7600 m
Takeoff Distance,
Ground Roll
1200 ft
365 m
Max Range
950 nm
Integral Wing Fuel Tanks
277 gal
1050 l
Power plant
Pratt & Whitney Canada
867 hp
4 Blade Hartzell Propeller
Internal Dimensions
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
250 cu ft
7.1 cu m
Cargo Pod
50 cu ft
1.4 cu m
Weight & loadings
Weight Empty
3400 lbs
1542 kg
Max Takeoff Weight
6600 lbs
2993 kg
Max Useful Load
3200 lbs
1451 kg
Max Wing Loading
30 psf
Max Power Loading
11 lb/hp
*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.