Beechcraft Starship

Beechcraft Starship

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About
The Beechcraft starship is a twin turbo prop pressurized aircraft with space for six to eight passengers. 53 aircraft were built and one unit costing $3.9 million US dollars. Development started in 1979 when Beechcraft decided to explore designs for a successor to the king air line. The aircraft needed to be faster and carry more people the Starship’s design features unusual features such as canards and push propellers.

The starship is noteworthy for its carbon fiber composite airframe. Beechcraft sold only eleven Starships in thr three years following its certification, in a effort for demand, Beechcraft offered a two year lease program on new Starships in 1991. The last Starship, NC-53, was produced in 1995 but in 2003 Beechcraft announced that supporting such a small fleet of aircraft was cost prohibitive and began scrapping and incinerating the aircraft under its control.

The aircraft were sent to Evergreen Air Center located at the Pinal Airpark in Arizona for destruction and no Starships have been visible since November 7th 2015. A google maps scan assumed destroyed, four Starships were found stored at Marana Regional Airport (KAVQ)

Specifications
Beechcraft Starship Specifications
PERFORMANCE - ISA CONDITIONS

MAXIMUM SPEED 335 kts. (385 mph)

Average Cruise Weight 12,500 lbs.

MAXIMUM CRUISE POWER - 1600 RPM
At 22,000 ft 335 kts. (385 mph)
At 31,000 ft 327 kts. (376 mph)
At 35,000 ft 318 kts. (366 mph)
At 37,000 ft 308 kts. (355 mph)

RECOMMENDED CRUISE POWER - 1600 RPM
At 25,000 ft 324 kts. (373 mph)
At 31,000 ft 317 kts. (365 mph)
At 35,000 ft 307 kts. (353 mph)
At 37,000 ft 295 kts. (340 mph)

MAXIMUM RANGE POWER - 1600 RPM
At 25,000 ft 254 kts. (292 mph)
At 31,000 ft 259 kts. (298 mph)
At 35,000 ft 272 kts. (313 mph)
At 37,000 ft 279 kts. (321 mph)

CRUISE RANGE FOR 564 GAL. (3752 LBS.)

USABLE FUEL

Range Allows For Start, Taxi, And Runup; Includes Cruise Climb and

Descent; And Allows For 45 Minutes Reserve Fuel At Maximum Range

Power, Zero Wind, 14,900 Lbs Takeoff Weight.

MAXIMUM CRUISE POWER
At 25,000 ft 1,128 nm (1,298 sm)
At 31,000 ft 1,342 nm (1,543 sm)
At 35,000 ft 1,494 nm (1,720 sm)

RECOMMENDED CRUISE POWER
At 25,000 ft 1,148 nm (1,321 sm)
At 31,000 ft 1,372 nm (1,578 sm)
At 35,000 ft 1,514 nm (1,743 sm)

MAXIMUM RANGE POWER
At 25,000 ft 1,350 nm (1,554 sm)
At 31,000 ft 1,513 nm (1,740 sm)
At 35,000 ft 1,576 nm (1,814 sm)

RATE OF CLIMB AT SEA LEVEL

TWO ENGINES
At 14,900 lbs 2,748 ft./min.

ONE ENGINE
At 14,900 lbs 670 ft./min.

SERVICE CEILING

TWO ENGINES (100 ft/min.)
At 14,900 lbs 35,800 ft.

ONE ENGINE (50 ft/min.)
At 14,900 lbs 18,000 ft.

MAXIMUM CERTIFIED ALT 41,000 ft.

TAKE-OFF DISTANCE - FLAPS EXTENDED
Take-off Field Length @ 14,900 lbs 3854 ft.
Take-off Field Length @ 13,000 lbs 3112 ft.

LANDING DISTANCE - FLAPS EXTENDED
Landing Distance @ 13,680 lbs 2390 ft.
Ground Roll 1,264 ft.

SPECIFICATIONS

WEIGHTS

Maximum Ramp Weight 15,010 lbs.

Maximum Take-Off Weight 14,900 lbs.

Maximum Landing Weight 13,680 lbs.

Maximum Zero Fuel Weight 12,600 lbs.

Basic Empty Weight (With Unusable Fuel,
Oil and Standard Equipment) 10,120 lbs.

Useful Load (Standard Airplane) 4,890 lbs.

Maximum Usable Fuel (@ 6.7 lbs./gal.) 565 gal./3785 lbs.

WING AREA AND LOADINGS

Wing Area 280.88 sq. ft.

Wing Loading 53.0 lbs./sq. ft.

Power Loading (PT6A-67A: 1200 SHP) 6.21 lbs./shp.

DIMENSIONS

Aft Wing Span 54 ft. 4.7 in.

Forward Wing Span

Cruise 21 ft. 11.5 in.

Landing 25 ft. 8 in.

Length 46 ft. 1 in.

Height to Top of Vertical Stabilizer 12 ft. 1 1 in.

Cockpit Height 58.2 in.

Cockpit Width 67 in.

Cockpit Door Width 18.5 in.

Cabin Length (includes Aft Baggage) 253.5 in.
(Excludes Pilot’s Compartment)

Cabin Width 66 in.

Cabin Height 63.5 in.

Entrance Door 28 x 50.4 in.

Forward Baggage Compartment 160 lbs., 19.5 cu ft.

Aft Baggage Compartment 525 lbs., 35 cu. ft.

Total Baggage Capacity 685 lbs., 54.5 cu. ft.

PRESSURIZATION

(8.4 Differential) Cabin Altitude

Actual Aircraft Altitude - 21,400 ft Sea Level

Actual Aircraft Altitude - 25,000 ft 1,560 ft.

Actual Aircraft Altitude - 30,000 ft 3,860 ft.

Actual Aircraft Altitude - 35,000 ft 5,940 ft.

Actual Aircraft Altitude - 41,000 ft 8,060 ft.
(Information from: [rps3.com])(https://www.google.co.nz/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://rps3.com/Files/Starship/Starship%20Performance%20and%20Specifications.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwivxPGC1ajdAhUDMt4KHWEjDcwQFjAVegQIABAB&usg=AOvVaw2TdCD87-cqYrD80Of_oWDN)

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Wow! This should be requested!
EDIT: it already is

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Already requested 😉


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Was this just a copy paste? Because documents like these are sometimes copyrighted?

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Nope no copy and paste here except for the specification which i left credit for

I think this belongs on the #features category.

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I have discuss it with James and he moved it to #features. The other one will be flagged by James and one of the moderators will probably close it. Moving on…

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Its not being replaced as the mod said no so i have changed it back to Realworld

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