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How fast is a Turbo Commander?

How fast is a Turbo Commander?

The Turbo Commander 690 was originally designed with the 717.5-horsepower TPE331-5 engines, which provide a cruise speed right around 270 knots. But the engines can be upgraded to the Dash 10T, which together with the wide-chord Hartzell propeller brings the cruise speed up around 300 knots.

Who makes the Turbo Commander?

Aero Commander 500 family

Aero Commander twins
690C Jetprop 1000
Role Utility and business aircraft
Manufacturer Aero Design and Engineering Company Aero Commander Rockwell-Standard Corporation North American Rockwell Rockwell International Gulfstream Aerospace
First flight 23 April 1948 (Model L3085)

When did the Rockwell 690 commander come out?

By this time, Rockwell was already developing the 690, which had first flown on March 3rd1968. The 690 was developed through the Jetprop Commander 840 and 980, which were produced by Gulfstream, when acquired Rockwell’s General Aviation Division in 1981. These were followed by the 1000 model.

What kind of engine does a Commander 690 have?

Models 680 and 681 were the first Turbo Commanders and used 575-shaft-horsepower Garrett TPE-331s. Introduced for the 1972 model year, the 690 had the 717-shp -5 version of the Garrett powerplants and an extended wing center section that provided more fuel capacity. The 690 saw cruise speeds of 280 KTAS at FL180 on about 600 pounds/hour.

When did the Twin Commander 690B first fly?

The 690B first flew in 1976 and was similar to the 690A with increased weight ratings, two engine options and several modifications to the cabin interior including larger baggage space.

What to know before flying a Turbo Commander 690B?

The Turbo Commander 690B depicts as close as possible several systems which attempts to simulate real-life procedures. Therefore, we kindly ask you to read carefully this section before flying the 690B for the first time. A. Interior Visual Inspection: 1. Cabin Compartment: Secure 2. Aircraft Documents: Check and on Board 3.