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Quicksilver GT 500

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The GT-500 development program was started with the goal of producing the best performing Quicksilver ever, and an aircraft that would transcend the category of ultralight & provide general aviation with the entry level aircraft it desperately needed. The focus was on more speed, better aerodynamics, and a greater range using CAD/CAM design & engineering techniques.

 

During the certification process of the GT 500 the original Quicksilver company went bankrupt.
 
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The first Sport Airplane in the world to receive FAA certification in the Sportplane class of the Primary category, the GT-500 has dual three-axis controls. The GT-500 cruises from 55-80 mph, with a top speed of around 90 mph. The inflight adjustable trim & 3 position flaps allow for positive slow flight and gentle stall at about 39 mph. Only approximately 140 feet is needed for the take-off roll.

Standard features include:
Steerable Nose Wheel
3 Blade Carbon Fiber Propeller with Ground Adjustable Pitch
Full Size Shock Mounted Instrument Panel w/ Keyed Ignition Switch, Remote Choke, & 8 Instruments: Tachometer, Temperature Gauge, Hobbs Meter, Compass, Altimeter, Vertical Speed Indicator (VSI), Front & Rear Seat Airspeed Indicators (R912UL Version Also Includes Oil Temperature &Oil Pressure Gauges)
Parking Brake
Hydraulic Main Wheel Disk Brakes
Double Surface Wings
Extra Ribs for Firm Airfoil
Tapered Wing
Adjustable Pilot Seats
Front & Rear Seat Shoulder Harnesses
Removable Doors: Can be Flown with the Doors On or Off

The GT500 Agricultural Spray System is for aerial crop spraying. Tests and real world results show the Quicksilver Spray System provides excellent coverage.

The Quicksilver GT500 performs with a spraying speed of 65 m.p.h. covering an average of 6 acres (2.5 hectares) per minute and extremely short take-off and landing distances.

Engine: Rotax 582/40 Dual CDI, 65 hp
Recommended TBO: 250 hrs
Propeller: 3 Blade, Carbon Fiber 72 in dia
Pitch: 17 to 19 degrees-LH
Length: 20' 5"
Height: 6' 6"
Wingspan: 30' 0"
Wing Area: 155 sg. ft.
Wing Loading: 6.45 lb./sq.ft.
Power Loading: 15.38 lb./hp.
Seats: 2
Empty Weight: 575 lbs.
Max. Take-off Weight: 1000 lbs.
Useful Load: 425 lbs.
Payload w/Full Fuel: 329 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 16 U.S. gal.
Ultimate Load Factors: +6.0 g., -3.0g.
Take-off Distance, Ground Roll: 220 ft.
Take-off Distance, 50 ft. Obstacle: 689 ft.
Rate of Climb, Sea Level 1000 lbs. Take-off Weight: 650 fpm.
Max. Level Flight Speed w/out Doors: 81 mph.
Max. Level Flight Speed with Doors: 88 mph.
Landing Distance, 50 ft. Obstacle: 580 ft.
Landing Distance, Ground Roll: 260 ft.
Glide Ratio (w/out doors): 7.0:1
Glide Ratio (w doors): 7.5:1
Minimum Sink Rate (w/out doors): 570 ft/min
Minimum Sink Rate (w doors): 540 ft/min
Service Ceiling: 12,500 ft.
Cruise 55% Power (5300 rpm): 71 mph.
Cruise 65% Power (5600 rpm): 75 mph.
Cruise 75% Power (5900 rpm): 79 mph.
Cruise 100% Power (6500 rpm): 87 mph.
Fuel flow/range 55% Power (gph/mi): 4.5/240
Fuel flow/range 65% Power (gph/mi): 5.0/225
Fuel flow/range 75% Power (gph/mi): 5.6/215
Fuel flow/range 100% Power (gph/mi): 7.5/175
Vx (Best angle of climb): 47 mph.
Vy (Best rate of climb): 55 mph.
Va (Design maneuvering): 90 mph.
Vne (Never exceed): 103 mph.
Vs1 (Stall, fLaps up, power off): 45 mph.
Vs0 (Stall, flaps down, power off): 39 mph.
Landing Approach Speed: 51 mph.
Cockpit width: 29 in

Engine: Rotax   R912UL 80 hp
Recommended TBO: 1000 hrs
Propeller: 3 Blade, Carbon Fiber 72 in dia
Pitch: 17 to 19 degrees-LH
Length: 20' 5"
Height: 6' 6"
Wingspan: 30' 0"
Wing Area: 155 sg. ft.
Wing Loading: 7.09 lb./sq.ft.
Power Loading: 13.75 lb./hp.
Seats: 2
Empty Weight: 638 lbs.
Max. Take-off Weight: 1100 lbs.
Useful Load: 462 lbs.
Payload w/Full Fuel: 366 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 16 U.S. gal.
Ultimate Load Factors: +6.0 g., -3.0g.
Take-off Distance, Ground Roll: 244 ft.
Take-off Distance, 50 ft. Obstacle: 621 ft.
Rate of Climb, Sea Level 1000 lbs. Take-off Weight: 655 fpm.
Max. Level Flight Speed w/out Doors: 88 mph.
Max. Level Flight Speed with Doors: 91 mph.
Landing Distance, 50 ft. Obstacle: 905 ft.
Landing Distance, Ground Roll: 390 ft.
Glide Ratio (w/out doors): 6.5:1
Glide Ratio (w doors): 7.0:1
Minimum Sink Rate (w/out doors): 584 ft/min
Minimum Sink Rate (w doors): 555 ft/min
Service Ceiling: 12,500 ft.

Cruise with/without doors 55% Power (4500 rpm): 70 mph / 75 mph.
Cruise with/without doors 65% Power (4800 rpm): 75 mph / 79 mph.
Cruise with/without doors 75% Power (5000 rpm): 78 mph / 83 mph.
Cruise with/without doors 100% Power (5500 rpm): 86 mph / 91 mph.
Fuel flow/range 55% Power (gph/mi): 3.7/300
Fuel flow/range 65% Power (gph/mi): 4.3/280
Fuel flow/range 75% Power (gph/mi): 4.9/270
Fuel flow/range 100% Power (gph/mi): 6.3/215
Vx (Best angle of climb): 50 mph.
Vy (Best rate of climb): 58 mph.
Va (Design maneuvering): 94 mph.
Vne (Never exceed): 103 mph.
Vs1 (Stall, fLaps up, power off): 47 mph.
Vs0 (Stall, flaps down, power off): 42 mph.
Landing Approach Speed: 55 mph.
Cockpit width: 29 in

 

 


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