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TB.10 Tobago


This series was originated in 1975 as a supplement to the Rallye family with fixed landing gear and lower performance but greater accommodation.

Effectively starting with a clean sheet of paper, the Aerospatiale design team came up with an entirely new and original aircraft, the TB9/TB10. First launched in mid 1979, the in-itial two versions, the TB9 Tampico and the TB10 Tobago, share virtually identical airframes. The Tampico however is powered by a fixed pitch prop, 160 hp Lycoming (though a variable pitch ver-sion has subsequently become available), while the Tobago comes with 180 hp driving a constant speed propellor.

The series began with the TB.10 that first flew in February 1977 with a 119-kW (160-hp) O-320-D2A engine. The type was later named Tobago, but with the development of a higher-powered model the original type became the four-seat TB.9 Tampico so that the designation TB.10 Tobago could be accorded to the newer four/five-seat model with the 134-kW (180-hp) O-360-A1AD. The third member of the family flew in November 1980 as the TB.20 Trinidad with more power and, more importantly, retractable tricycle landing gear. The latest variant was introduced in 1983 as the TB.11 aerobatic version of the Tobago with an inverted flight engine/fuel system for the training of professional pilots.

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TB20 Trinidad


Actual airframe structure is remarkably simple - which returns savings in both initial cost and future maintenance. The entire air-craft has only 800 parts (compared with 2,000 or more for most similar light singles), and construction is done on a modular basis. This enables individual customer options, including avionics and indeed even the choice of 160 or 180 hp engine, to be installed at the appropriate constructional stage, rather than as an add-on later.

Wing spars are milled from a solid billet of aluminium instead of being built up with webs, gussets, spar caps etc. The only cable run in the aircraft is the elevator trim, the rest of the controls being torque tubes and/or push/pull tubes. Socata have got the parts count for the basic airframe down to around 800 pieces.

The TB.20 Trinidad was designed utilising the interior dimensions of the Citroen GS car. Certified in 1981 to the American FAR 23. Wing spars are milled from a solid billet of aluminium instead of being built up with webs, gussets, spar caps etc. The only cable run in the aircraft is the elevator trim, the rest of the controls being torque tubes and/or push/pull tubes. Socata have got the parts count for the basic airframe down to around 800 pieces.

The 10 degree flap extension speed was raised from 103 KIAS to 129 KIAS. The early models had a takeoff weight and landing weight of 1335 kgs. The take-off weight only was then increased to 1400 kgs. The Trinidads from serial number 950 have the same take-off and landing weights of 1400 kgs. This later mod in-volved changes to the landing gear that can’t be retro-fitted.

TB.9 Tampico
Engine: Lycoming O-320, 160 hp
Cruise 65%: 107 kts
Endurance 65%: 4 hr 40 min
Stall: 58-48 kt
Useful load: 910 lbs
ROC: 660 fpm
TO dist 50 ft: 1854 ft
Max X-wind: 25 kt

TB.9 Tampico Club
Engine: Lycoming O-320, 160 hp

TB.10 Tobago
Engine: Lycoming O-360-A1AD, 180 hp
Prop: Hartzel Variable Pitch CSU
Seats: 4-5
TO dist 50 ft: 1398 ft
Max X-wind: 25 kt
Cruise speed: 115kts

TB 10 Tobago
Engine: Lycoming O 320 D2A, 158 hp
Length: 25.066 ft / 7.64 m
Height: 9.514 ft / 2.9 m
Wingspan: 32.021 ft / 9.76 m
Wing area: 128.092 sq.ft / 11.9 sq.m
Max take off weight: 2249.1 lb / 1020.0 kg
Weight empty: 1228.2 lb / 557.0 kg
Max. speed: 173 kt / 321 km/h
Cruising speed: 127 kt / 236 km/h
Take off distance: 1398 ft / 426 m
Initial climb rate: 826.77 ft/min / 4.2 m/s
Wing loading: 17.63 lb/sq.ft / 86.0 kg/sq.m
Range: 594 nm / 1100 km
Crew: 2+2-3

TB.10GT

TB.11

TB.20 Trinidad
Engine: Lycoming IO-540-C4D5D, 250 hp
TBO: 2000 hr
Propeller: Const. spd.
Wingspan: 32 ft. 1 in
Overall length: 29 ft. 3 in
Height: 9 ft. 4 in
Wing area: 128 sq. ft
Gross weight: 3086 lb
Empty weight, std: 2010 lb
Useful load, std: 1076 lb
Fuel: 86 USgal
Wing loading: 24.1 lbs/sq.ft
Vne: 187 kts
Cruise speed 75% power: 157kt
Cruise speed 65% power: 153 kt  
Cruise at 75%: 164 kts (8000 feet)
Cruise at 65%: 160 kts (12,000 feet)
Fuel consumption 75% power: 13.7 USgph
Fuel consumption  65% power: 12.1 Usgph
Rate of Climb @ 95 kts: 1260 ft/min
Best climb angle speed: 81 kts
Best glide: 92 kts
Final approach speed: 73 kts
Stall speed (gear, flaps down): 59 kt
Demonstrated Crosswind: 25 knots
Max speed: 193 mph at sea level
Max range (w/ res) 75% power: 887 nm
Max range (w/ res) 65% power: 1048 nm
Operational range: 1,109 miles
Service ceiling: 20,000 ft
Takeoff ground roll: 1193 ft
Landing ground roll: 755 ft
Landing gear type: Tri/Retr.
Seating capacity: 4-5
Cabin width: 50 in
Cabin height: 42 in
Baggage capacity: 143 lb  

TB.20 Trinidad GT

TB.21 Trinidad TC
Engine: Lycoming TIO-540-AB1AD, 250 hp
TBO: 2000 hrs
Propeller: Const. spd.
Landing gear type: Tri/Retr.
Gross weight: 3086 lb
Empty weight, std: 1860 lb
Useful load, std: 1226 lb
Fuel: 86 USG
Wingspan: 32 ft. 1 in
Overall length: 25 ft. 7 in
Height: 9 ft. 4 in
Wing area: 128 sq. ft
Seating capacity: 4-5
Cabin width: 50 in
Cabin height: 44 in
Baggage capacity: 143 lb  
Cruise speed 75% power: 187 kts
Cruise speed 65% power: 169 kts
Max range (w/ reserve) 75% power: 890 nm
Max range (w/ reserve) 65% power: 1030 nm
Fuel consumption 75% power: 16.4 USgph
Fuel consumption 65% power: 12.4 USgph
Stall speed (gear, flaps down): 59 kt
Best rate of climb: 1126 fpm
Service ceiling: 25,000 ft
Takeoff ground roll: 1217 ft
Landing ground roll: 755 ft

2004 Socata TB.21 Trinidad GT
Engine:Lycoming IO-540-CAD5D, 250 hp @2575 rpm@SL
TBO: 2000 hr
Fuel type: 100/100LL
Propeller: Hartzell 2-blade, CS
Landing gear type: Tri/Retr.
Max ramp weight: 3080 lb
Gross weight: 3080 lb
Landing weight: 3080 lb
Empty weight, std: 1911 lb
Useful load, std: 653 lb
Payload, full std. fuel: 728 lb
Usable fuel: 86 USgal
Oil capacity: 13.3qt
Wingspan: 32 ft. 2 in
Overall length: 25 ft. 5 in
Height: 9 ft. 4 in
Wing area: 128 sq. ft
Wing loading: 24.1 lbs./sq. ft
Power loading: 12.3 lbs./hp
Wheel base: 6 ft. 3 in
Wheel track: 7 ft. 2 in
Wheel size: 6.00 x 6 in
Seating capacity: 4-5
Cabin doors: 2
Cabin width: 50 in
Cabin height: 47 in
Baggage capacity: 143 lb
Cruise speed (best economy power) 75% power: 159 kt
Cruise speed (best economy power) 65% power: 156 kt
Cruise speed (best economy power) 55% power: 141 kt
Stall speed (flaps down): 54 kt
Best rate of climb (SL): 1200 fpm
Service ceiling: 20,000 ft
Takeoff over 50-ft. obstacle: 2150 ft
Landing over 50-ft. obstacle: 1825 ft

Socata 1998 Tobago XL
Engine: Lyc. IO-360-A1B6, 200 hp
TBO: 2000 hr
Propeller: Const. spd.
Landing gear type: Tri/Fixed
Gross weight: 2535 lb
Empty weight: 1576 lb
Useful load: 959 lb
Fuel: 54 USgal
Wingspan: 32 ft
Overall length: 25 ft. 2 in
Height: 9 ft. 10 in
Wing area: 128 sq. ft
Seating capacity: 4-5
Cabin width: 50 in
Cabin height: 46 in
Baggage capacity: 143 lb  
Cruise speed 75% power: 130 kt
Cruise speed 65% power: 123 kt
Max range (w/ reserve) 75% power: 585 nm
Fuel consumption 75% power: 12.4 USgph
Fuel consumption 65% power: 11.0 USgph  
Stall speed (gear, flaps down): 53 kt
Best rate of climb: 937 fpm
Service ceiling: 16,000 ft
Takeoff ground roll: 1067 ft
Landing ground roll: 623 ft

 

 


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