2006 Daher Socata TBM 850 HB-KOR

In the early 1980s, the Mooney Airplane Company of Kerrville, Texas, designed a six-seat pressurised light aircraft, powered by a single 360 hp (268 kW) piston engine, which they designated the Mooney 301.  Accordingly, talks soon commenced between Mooney and SOCATA on the subject of producing a turboprop-powered derivative.The product that emerged from these discussions was a new design, referred to as the TBM 700, which was considerably heavier than the original 301 while provisioned with more than twice the available power. The prefix of the designation, TBM, originated from the initials "TB", which stands for Tarbes, the French city in which SOCATA is located, while the "M" stands for Mooney. 

On 14 July 1988, the first TBM 700 prototype conducted the type's maiden flight. Flight testing proved that virtually all of the established goals of the design had been achieved, leading to quick progress towards production. On 31 January 1990, type certification was received from French authorities; it was followed by the awarding of US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification on 28 August 1990. During early 1990, the first delivery of a TBM 700 occurred; the first production batch of 50 aircraft were sold out almost instantly. Early feedback received from operators and pilots was typically positive about the capabilities of the new aircraft, often praising its speed and generous power margins amongst other attributes. The introduction of the TBM 700C2, which increased the maximum takeoff weight from 6,578 to 7,394 lb (2,984 to 3,354 kg), enabled operators to fly with both fully laden fuel tanks and maximum cabin occupancy. The modifications made upon this model included the addition of a baggage compartment aft of the rear pressure bulkhead, the strengthening of the wing and landing gear, and seat crashworthiness certification for up to 20 G to accommodate for an elevated stall speed at higher weights. Around the same time, SOCATA decided to re-design the interior of the aircraft, both in terms of the fittings and finish, along with the adoption of a new integrated environmental control system, to improve passenger comfort levels.

The TBM 850 is the production name for the TBM 700N, an improved version of the aircraft powered by a single Pratt & Whitney PT6A-66D engine, which is flat rated at 850 shp (634 kW). The TBM 850 is limited to 700 shp (522 kW) for takeoff and landing; however, during cruise flight, the engine power can be increased to 850 shp (634 kW); this extra power provides the aircraft with a higher cruising speed than the TBM 700 models, especially at high altitudes (due to the flat-rating). The outside appearance of the TBM 850 has remained similar as that of the standard TBM 700. The TBM 850 has a typical range of 1,520 nautical miles (2,820 km).

 

General characteristics

  • Crew: one or two pilots
  • Capacity: four to six occupants, including pilots
  • Payload: 636 kg (1,403 lb) (max)
  • Length: 10.736 m (35.22 ft)
  • Wingspan: 12.833 m (42.10 ft)
  • Height: 4.355 m (14.29 ft)
  • Wing area: 18 m² (193.75 sq ft[24])
  • Empty weight: 2,097 kg (4,629 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 3,354 kg (7,394 lb)
  • Usable fuel: 291 US gal / 1,100 liters
  • Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-66D Turboprop, 634 kW (850 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 611 km/h (320 knots) FL280
  • Cruise speed: 467 km/h (252 knots) long range cruise at FL310
  • Range: 2,820 km (1,520 nmi) long range cruise at FL310
  • Service ceiling: 9,450 m (31,000 ft)
  • Fuel consumption: 208 l/h (55.0 US gal/h), 164 kg/h at 320 kn (590 km/h) TAS, FL310, normal cruise, 6300 lb (2858 kg)[25]
  • Time-to climb to 31,000 ft.: 18 min 45 s

 

 

 

THE AIRPLANE JetPROP DLX

1998 Piper Malibu Mirage PA-46-350P Jetprop HB-PKS

Powerplant
The JetPROP DLX is powered by the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34, reverse flow, free turbine engine with air-cooled guide vanes. By using one of the most reliable engines in the history of aviation, your newly converted Malibu/Mirage will far outperform, outlast and outclass any single engine aircraft. The Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34 is the most reliable and thoroughly proven power plant in the world, having logged over 170 million flight hours on more than 10,000 aircraft in operation. Every three seconds, somewhere around the globe, a Pratt-powered aircraft takes off or lands. Pratt & Whitney is the world's leading designer, developer and manufacturer of gas turbine engines for commercial, military and general aviation aircraft. The PT6A-34 that is used in the conversion has a thermodynamic power rating of 750 shaft horsepower, flat rated to 560 horsepower at takeoff.

Propeller
MTV-16-1-E-C-F-R(P)/CFR206-58a 4-BLADE, REVERSIBLE from MT-Propeller. The propeller assembly is a constant speed, fully feathering, reversible unit. Nominal propeller rpm during flight operations is 2,000 rpm and propeller pitch is regulated by engine oil through the propeller governor. The propeller natural composite blades are made out of high compressed thin layered laminated beech wood, which has a similar tensile strength as steel, in the root section and selected lightweight laminated spruce wood in the remaining part of the blade. The wooden core is reinforced by layers of epoxy fiberglass, Kevlar® or carbon fiber and sealed by several coatings of acrylic-polyurethane paint. The critical section of the blade's leading edge is protected by a bonded on stainless steel erosion sheath. The inboard section of the leading edge is protected by a self-adhesive PU-strip. All of the above makes the blade all weather operable.
A special advantage of natural composite blades is the low weight and low inertia, which significantly reduces vibration and provides a quick throttle feedback. Composite material allows blades to be built with a special cross-section dimension, which increases take off and climb performance. The capability of designing multi-blade propellers with a smaller diameter eliminates high-speed drag and increases cruise speed. The reduction in diameter also reduces noise and stress on the engine and crankshaft while increasing ground clearance. Natural composite propeller blades will not fatigue over time whereas metal propeller blades are life-limited by fatigue and dimension. Natural composite props are unique in that each overhaul returns the blades to their original dimension by adding or replacing composite material to the damaged section of the blade. In the event of a ground strike, the blades are often reparable, the hub is reusable and the risk of an internal damage to the engine is significantly reduced. Each propeller blade incorporates an electric deicing boot.

BENEFITS:

  • Improved performance in all phases of flight
  • Best vibration damping characteristics
  • Bonded on stainless steel leading edge for best erosion protection of the blades
  • Unlimited blade life
  • FOD repairable blades

Equipment

  • Known De-Ice Group
  • Air Conditioning
  • Relief Tube
  • Ground Clearance Switch
  • Wing Tip Strobes & Recognition Lights
  • Co-Pilot Instruments
  • AM/FM/CD Stereo System
  • Avionics Master Switch
  • Spoilers
  • Moritz Gauge Engine Monitor
  • Pilot/ Co-Pilot Mike buttons
  • DVR electric clock

 

 

Avionics

  • Garmin G600 Integrated Flight Display System
  • Garmin GMA 347 Digital Audio Panel 6 Place Intercom System
  • COM/NAV/GPS 1: Garmin GNS 530WAAS TSO GPS Nav Coms (Digital / 8.33 spacing)
  • COM/NAV/GPS 2: Garmin GNS 430WAAS TSO GPS Nav Coms (Digital / 8.33 spacing)
  • Garmin FlightStream 210 connext Bluetooth Interface
  • Garmin GA35 GPS/WAAS, Antenna
  • COM 3: Becker AR6201 Coms (Digital / 8.33 spacing)
  • Sandel SN3500 EHSI Navigation Display (Slaved) VOR/ILS Indicator
  • King KR-87 Digital ADF (Digital w/ Timer)
  • Garmin Transponder GTX 330D w/ mode C & S
  • Goodrich Skywatch Traffic Advisory TAS SKY 497
  • Garmin Apollo MX20 I/O Radar/Traffic/MovingMap/Terrain/Jeppview
  • King KFC-150 Autopilot with flight director, yaw damper
  • Garmin Gyro Adapter GAD 43e altitude preselect, vertical speed and DME distance
  • King ART-2000 Weather Radar 4 kw Vertical Profile 4-Color Digital
  • Panel Photo

Exterior
White / grey with blue striping.
 
Interior
Deluxe tan leather interior, tan carpet with tan instrument panel.