Kodiak 100 Series II
The Quest Aircraft Company was founded in 2001 by Tom Hamilton and David Voetmann in Sandpoint, Idaho after both founders saw a need to develop a modern humanitarian aircraft using the latest innovations in the aerospace sector capable of operation in harsh conditions for humanitarian aid. After the completion of the design phase, the Kodiak was introduced in 2007. During its early operation, it was realized that the Kodiak was also very well suited to the General Aviation and Executive Market.
The Quest Kodiak is a high-wing turboprop STOL aircraft. First delivered in January of 2008, as of 2018, there are over 250 of this versatile aircraft in service. The Kodiak is used by many different organizations, from air taxi services to park and police services and even to wildlife management, this workhorse is in operation around the world. Introduced in 2018, the Kodiak Series II is an improved version of the older Kodiak. The Series II sports refined aerodynamics, a new navigation system, avionics upgrades, a redesigned interior, new optional equipment upgrades, and much more!
Capacity: 9 passengers
Payload: 248 cu ft (no passengers) (7.02 m³)
Length: 34’2” (10.42 m)
Wingspan: 45 ft (13.7 m)
Height: 15’3” (4.65 m)
Wing area: 240 ft² (22.3 m²)
Aspect ratio: 8.44
Empty weight: 3,770 lb (1,710 kg)
Useful load: 3,535 lb (1,603 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 7,255 lb (3,290 kg)
Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 A-34 turboprop, 750 hp takeoff, 700 hp continuous (559 kW takeoff, 522 kW continuous)
Propellers: Constant speed, feathering, reversible propeller
Propeller diameter: 96 in (2.44 m)
Maximum speed: 183 ktas (339 km/h)
Cruise speed: 174 ktas (322 km/h) 12,000 ft [3,700 m]
Stall speed: 77 kcas (143 km/h) flaps up, 60 kcas / 111 km/h flaps down
Range: 1,132 nm (2,096 km) 135 ktas, 12,000 ft [3,700 m]
Endurance: 9.9 hrs (95 ktas, 12,000 ft [3,700m])
Service ceiling: 25,000 ft (7620 m)
Rate of climb: (max. cont. at Sea Level) 1,371 ft/min (418 m/min) 874 ft/min @ 10,000 ft
Wing loading: 30.1 lbs/sq ft (147 kg/m²)
Fuel consumption: at 174 kn (322 km/h): 48 gph, 182 L/hr (3.63 nmi/gal, 56.5 L/100km)
Takeoff Ground Roll: 934 ft / 285 m
Braked Roll: (w/o reverse) 705 ft / 215 m
India’s second-largest carrier Spicejet has explored the purchase of 100 amphibious Kodiaks to serve smaller airports in India with limited infrastructure as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plan of “letting every person fly”.
Funding for the aircraft was originally provided by 14 different missionary and humanitarian organizations.
Why We Need This In-Game:
The Kodiak is an aircraft for everybody, for General Aviation fans we get a high performance midsized general aviation aircraft, for long-haul enthusiasts you get an endurance of 9 hours, for people who like to explore you have the rough field capability and STOL characteristics, for fans of commercial aviation you get the chance to fly Aritaxi routes. Anything is possible when your man smells like Old Spice and not a lady. Just kidding but on a more serious note this is a wonderful aircraft that deserves a chance to be in the spotlight of Infinite Flight.