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Beechcraft "Travel Air" B95
United States — four-seat cabin monoplane


Archive Photos


1959 Beechcraft B95 Travel Air (N9610R, s/n TD-305) at the 2008 Camarillo Air Show

Specifications


Bearing a name that was carried by all the early aircraft designed by the late Walter H. Beech, the Travel Air is a four-seat executive aircraft, of which the prototype made its first flight on August 6, 1956. lt received its CAA Type Certificate on June 18, 1957.

Type

  • Four-seat cabin monoplane

Wings

  • Low-wing cantilever monoplane
  • NACA 23000 series wing section
  • Aspect ratio 7.38
  • Mean chord 5 ft 3 in (1.61 m)
  • Dihedral 6°
  • Incidence 4°
  • Each wing is a two-cell semi-monocoque box beam of aluminum alloy construction
  • Plain flap-type ailerons of magnesium construction
  • Single slotted aluminum alloy flaps

Fuselage

  • Semi-monocoque aluminum alloy structure

Tail Unit

  • Cantilever monoplane type
  • All-metal structure

Landing Gear

  • Retractable tricycle type
  • Beech air-oil shock absorbers
  • Electric retraction
  • Goodyear single-disc hydraulic brakes

Power Plant

  • Two Lycoming 0-360-AIA four-cylinder horizontally-opposed air cooled engines, with 180 h.p. available at 2,700 r.p.m. for take-off
  • Hartzell Type 8447-12 airscrews
  • Fuel in four wing tanks with total capacity of 112 U.S. gallons (424 liters)
  • Oil capacity 4 U.S. gallons (15 liters)

Accommodation

  • Four-seat enclosed cabin
  • Two seats side-by-side in front, with orthodox throw-over dual controls, and full-width seat behind
  • Acrylic moulded windscreen and windows
  • Middle windows open for ground ventilation, and have release pins to permit their use as emergency exits
  • Cabin structure reinforced for protection in turn-over

Dimensions

  • Wing Span: 37 ft 10 in (11.53 m)
  • Overall Length: 25 ft 4 in (7.72 m)
  • Height: 10 ft 11 in (3.09 m)
  • Total area of ailerons: 11.5 ft² (1.07 m²)
  • Total area of flaps: 21.3 ft² (1.98 m²)
  • Gross wing area: 193.8 ft² (18.00 m²)
  • Tail Unit Areas: Fin 16.67 ft² (1.55 m²); Rudder 6.63 ft² (0.62 m²); Elevators: 15.0 ft² (1.39 m²); Tailplane: 27.4 ft² (2.54 m²)
  • Wheel track: 9 ft 7½ in (2.93 m)
  • Wheelbase: 7 ft 5¼ in (2.26 m)
  • Cabin dimensions: 6 ft 11 in long × 3 ft 6 in wide × 4 ft 2 in high (2.11 × 1.07 × 1.27 m)
  • Access door: 3 ft × 3 ft 1 in (0.91 × 0.916 m) on starboard side

Weight

  • Weight loaded: 4,000 lb (1,815 kg)

Performance

  • Max. speed at S/L: 209 mph (336 kph)
  • Max. cruising speed at 7,500 ft (2,290 m): 200 mph (322 kph)
  • Landing speed (flaps and wheels down): 70 mph (113 kph)
  • Rate of climb at S/L: 1,360 fpm (415 mpm)
  • Service ceiling: 19,300 ft (5,885 m)
  • Take-off run, zero wind: 850 ft (260 m)
  • Take-off distance to 50 ft (15.25 m), zero wind: 1,025 ft (312 m)
  • Max. still air range: 1,410 miles (2,270 km)

References


  1. Photos: John Shupek of Skytamer Images, All Photos Copyright © 2009 Skytamer Images, All Rights Reserved
  2. Specifications: Bridgman, Leonard (ed.) Jane's All The World’s Aircraft 1958-59. London, Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Ltd., 1958

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