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Turbine Explorer 500T

The Explorer 500T is the new turbine powered workhorse of the Explorer family of aircraft. This ten seat aircraft provides versatility whether you operate your own private or business aircraft or you earn a living by operating aircraft. The large roomy cabin provides safety and comfort for passengers with a panoramic view out of the large cabin windows. The flat cabin floor accommodates bulky cargo, and the integrally molded cargo pod 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.



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.

Dimensions External

Wing span

47 ft 4 in

14.43 m

Wing aspect ratio



Length overall

31 ft 9 in

9.68 m

Height overall

15 ft 6 in

4.72 m

Dimensions Internal

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

Weights & Loadings

Weight empty

3800 lbs

1723 kg

Max takeoff weight

6600 lbs

2993 kg

Max useful load

2800 lbs

1270 kg

Max wing loading

30 psf


Max power loading

11 lb/HP



Cruise speed

180 KTAS

Max cruise speed

200 KTAS

Stalling speed (flaps down)

61 KT

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 gallons

1050 litres

Power Plant

Pratt & Whitney PT6-135B

600 HP

4 blade Hartzell propeller


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