Socata TB-9/10/20/21/200 Tampico/Tobago/Trinidad

  • CountryFrance
  • TypeFour/five seat light aircraft
  • PowerplantsTB-9C Tampico Club - One 120kW (160hp) Textron Lycoming O-320-D2A flat four piston engine driving a two blade fixed pitch Sensenich propeller. TB-20 Trinidad - One 185kW (250hp) Textron Lycoming IO-540-C4D5D fuel injected flat six piston engine driving a two blade constant speed Hartzell prop.
  • PerformanceTB-9 - Max speed 226km/h (122kt), max cruising speed 198km/h (107kt), economical cruising speed 194km/h (105kt). Initial rate of climb 750ft/min. Max certificated altitude 11,000ft. Max range 1030km (555nm). TB-20 - Max speed 310km/h (167kt), max cruising speed 301km/h (163kt), economical cruising speed 291km/h (157kt). Initial rate of climb 1260ft/min. Service ceiling 20,000ft. Range with max fuel and reserves at 75% power 1640km (885nm), at 65% power 1785km (964nm), max range 2052km (1108nm).
  • WeightsTB-9 - Empty 647kg (1426lb), max takeoff 1060kg (2335lb). TB-20 - Empty 800kg (1763lb), max takeoff 1400kg (3086lb).
  • DimentionsTB-9 & TB-20 - Wing span 9.76m (32ft 0in), length 7.70m (25ft 3in), height 3.02m (9ft 11in). Wing area 11.9m2 (128.1sq ft).
  • CapacityTypical seating for four or five, with pilot and passenger on front bucket seats and two or three passengers on rear bench seat.
  • ProductionOver 1900 built including over 470 Tampicos/Tampico Clubs, over 725 Tobagos and 680 Trinidads and Trinidad TCs.

Socata's prevalent "Caribbean" TB arrangement of light singles compasses from the essential settled rigging Tampico Club to the turbocharged 315km/h (170kt) voyage Trinidad TC.

Outline deal with the TB singles started in the mid 1970s, to a limited extent as a swap for Socata's fruitful Rallye gang. The main model, a TB-10 however fueled by a 120kw (160hp) Lycoming O-320, flew surprisingly on February 23 1977. Creation started in 1979.

Three different adaptations of the TB arrangement have been fabricated. The TB-9 Tampico is showcased as a coach and is controlled by a four barrel 120kw (160hp) Lycoming O-320. Until the late 1980s it was accessible with a settled pitch propeller as the Tampico FP, or with a consistent velocity prop as the Tampico CS. Both the Tampico FP and CS had a more up business sector inside than the current TB-9 Tampico Club which has a two edge settled pitch Sensenich propeller. The Tampico Sprint in the interim was dispatched in 1997 and presented faired, trailing connection undercarriage and another prop, expanding cruising speed by 18km/h (10kt).

The TB-10 Tobago and TB-200 Tobago XL gimmick faired undercarriage, higher weights, a larger amount of inside gear, all the more effective motors and steady speed props. The Tobago is controlled by a 135kw (180hp) O-360, the TB-200 Tobago XL a 150kw (200hp) fuel infused IO-360.

The highest point of the extent models are the retractable undercarriage TB-20 Trinidad and TB-21 Trinidad TC. The Trinidad is fueled by a 185kw (250hp) IO-540, the Trinidad TC a comparatively evaluated turbocharged TIO-540. The TB-20c has a port side cargo entryway.

In right on time 2000 Socata exchanged generation to the enhanced GT (Generation Two) arrangement of each of the four models. The Gts characteristic the marginally amplified lodge produced for the MR arrangement, a bended dorsal balance fairing, upturned wingtips, bigger stuff entryway, and different changes.

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