Wednesday, June 30, 2010
|STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 1,600. Empty wt. 828. Fuel capacity 20. Wingspan 22'3". Length 19'9".
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 175. Cruise mph 155. Stall mph 57. Climb rate 1,200. Takeoff run 850. Landing roll 500. Range 475.
The Turner T-40B is basically the same as the T-40A, but with tricycle landing gear and other improvements. Development of the prototype began in 1966 and the first flight was made in 1969. Originally an 85-hp engine was used, but it was replaced by a 125-hp Lycoming in order to improve high-altitude performance. Other refinements on the basic T-40A frame included a bubble canopy, hydraulically operated double-slotted flaps, and a fixed leading-edge droop.