Beech 2000 Starship 1

  • CountryUnited States of America
  • TypeAdvanced technology corporate transport
  • PowerplantsTwo 895kW (1200shp) Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A67As, driving five blade constant speed McCauley propellers.
  • Performance2000 - Max cruising speed 622km/h (335kt), economical cruising speed 546km/h (295kt). Initial rate of climb 3225ft/min. Max range 2630km (1634nm). 2000A - Max cruising speed 621km/h (335kt), economical cruising speed 570kt (307kt). Initial rate of climb 2748ft/min. Range with reserves 2920km (1576nm).
  • Weights2000 - Empty equipped 4484kg (9887lb), max takeoff 6531kg (14,400lb). 2000A - Empty equipped 4574kg (10,085lb), max takeoff 6758kg (14,900lb).
  • DimentionsWing span 16.60m (54ft 5in), length 14.05m (46ft 1in), height 3.94m (12ft 11in). Wing area 26.1m2 (280.9sq ft).
  • CapacityFlightcrew of one or two pilots. Standard passenger layout for eight in 2000 or six in 2000A.
  • ProductionProduction ceased in early 1995 after three prototypes, 18 Starship 2000s and 32 Starship 2000As had been built

In spite of its far reaching utilization of current advances and inventive outline the Starship was a business disappointment.

Imagined as another era light corporate transport in the King Air class, the Starship follows back to the 85% scale verification of idea demonstrator fabricated by Scaled Composites, which first flew in August 1983. The model Starship 2000 fitting made its first flight on February 26 1986, temporarily controlled by Pt6a65 turboprops. A second model furnished with Collins flight entered the flight test program in June 1986, while a third improvement flying machine took flight in January 1987. Introductory US FAA confirmation was recompensed on June 14 1988, while the first creation case was flown on April 25 1989.

The unpredictable Starship outline fuses numerous developments. Chief of these is its back mounted laminar stream wing and variable geometry canards or foreplanes. The foreplanes compass forward with fold expansion for pitch trim remuneration, intended to make it outlandish for the Starship to stall on takeoff or arriving.

The wing itself is built just about altogether of composites (something which pulled in much feedback in light of the related challenges of investigating it completely), and has tip mounted tails. The back mounted motors are in a pusher plan, being behind the lodge commotion is decreased, while their moderately close closeness to one another additionally enhances single motor taking care of. The EFIS flightdeck has Collins flight with ahead of schedule era color and monochrome Crts.

The enhanced Starship 2000a was certificated in April 1992. It presented progressions including seating for six rather than eight, a somewhat higher max takeoff weight and expanded extent.

An absence of client investment constrained Beech to end Starship creation in ahead of schedule 1995 after only 53 had been assembled (counting three models), a sort of undignified end to an innovatively creative and guaranteeing configuration.

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