Pilatus PC6 Porter & Turbo Porter

  • CountrySwitzerland
  • TypeSTOL utility transport
  • PowerplantsPC6H2 - One 255kW (340hp) Lycoming GSO480B1A6 geared and supercharged six cylinder piston engine driving a three blade constant speed propeller. PC6/B2H4 - One 410kW (550shp) Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A27 turboprop.
  • PerformancePC6H2 - Max speed 233km/h (126kt), max cruising speed 216km/h (117kt), economical cruising speed 190km/h (103kt). Initial rate of climb 550ft/min. Service ceiling 17,400ft. Max range with no reserves 1500km (810nm). PC6/B2H4 (Utility version) - Economical cruising speed 213km/h (115kt). Initial rate of climb 940ft/min. Max operating ceiling 25,000ft. Range with max payload at economical cruising speed and no reserves 730km (395nm), range with max internal fuel 925km (500nm), with external fuel 1610km (870nm).
  • WeightsPC6H2 - Empty 1250kg (2755lb), max takeoff 2200kg (4850lb). PC6/B2H4 - Empty 1130kg (2491lb), max takeoff 2800kg (6173lb).
  • DimentionsPC6H2 - Wing span 15.14m (49ft 8in), length 10.20m (33ft 6in), height tail down 3.20m (10ft 6in). Wing area 28.8m2 (310sq ft). PC6/B2H4 - Wing span 15.87m (52ft 1in), length 10.90m (35ft 9in), height 3.20m (10ft 6in). Wing area 30.2m2 (324.5sq ft).
  • CapacityPilot and passenger on flightdeck, with standard seating for six in main cabin. Max seating for 11 including pilot. Alternative layouts include two stretchers and three medical attendants, or 10 skydivers. Some equipped for agricultural spraying.
  • ProductionOver 500 Porters of all versions have been built, including 100 under licence in the USA and against various military orders.

The Pilatus Porter and Turbo Porter STOL utilities are eminent for their excellent STOL execution and low speed taking care of and have sold firmly on the quality of their execution.

The high wing taildragger Porter was intended to perform a scope of utility parts, and flew shockingly on May 4 1959. The principal generation airplane assembled were conveyed from 1960 and were controlled by a six chamber Gso480 cylinder motor, yet it was not long after that a turboprop fueled advancement flew.

The primary Pc6/A Turbo Porter flew in May 1961, fueled by a 390kw (523shp) Turbomã©ca Astazou II turboprop. The greater part of Pc6s are Pc6/Bs, fueled by the Pratt & Whitney Canada Pt6a. Pc6/Cs were fueled by a 310kw (575shp) Airesearch Tpe331, and were initially conveyed in 1965.

More diminutive quantities of cylinder fueled Porters have been manufactured with Lycoming Gso480s and Igo540s in parallel with Turbo Porters.

The Pc6/B was initially conveyed from 1964 and stays in generation today. Starting models were fueled by the 410kw (550shp) Pt6a6 or 20. The Pc6/B2h2 was first flown in 1970 and presented the Pt6a27 and an expanded most extreme takeoff weight.

Current Porter generation is of the Pc6/B2h4 with a further build in max takeoff weight, bigger dorsal balance filet, updated wingtips, reinforced airframe structure and enhanced undercarriage.

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