Sherpa K650T. Photo:SherpaAircraft.

The Sherpa K650T is an American eight-seat utility aircraft designed and built by Sherpa Aircraft Manufacturing Inc. of Scappoose, Oregon.

Unit cost: $895,000 base Sherpa K650T.   Unit cost: $315,000 base Sherpa 300.   *base price models without avionics package.(2012)

The aircraft is made in two variants, a five seat piston engined K300 (with Lycoming IO-720, 400hp) and a turboprop eight seat K650T.

The aircraft has fixed tailwheel landing gear with alternate large tundra tires, skis or floats.

   Specifications:  Sherpa K650T        data:Sherpa
  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 8 seats
  • Length: 34 ft 1"
  • Height: 9 ft 9"
  • Wingspan: 42 ft 4 in
  • Wing area: 315 ft2 (23.xx m2)
  • Wing aspect ratio: 7.1
  • Empty weight: 3,500 lb
  • Gross weight: 6,500 lb
  • Propeller: 116" 3 blade
  • Prop ground clearance: 3 ft 1" (1 ft 7" level)

    Performance:

  • Max cruise speed: 188 mph @ 18,000 ft with 6,500 lb
  • Range w/max cruise: 42 US gal/p/h: 1,256 miles + reserve
  • Range w/econo cruise: 36 US gal/p/h: 1,500 miles + reserve (174 mph)
  • Stall speed: 58 mph flaps up, 34 mph flaps down.
  • Max wing loading: 20.63 lb/sq.ft
  • Take off run: 336 ft w/gross weight
  • Service ceiling: 2,500 ft
  • Rate of climb: 1,400 fpm
  • Powerplant: 1 x Honeywell TPE331-5, 850 hp
  • Max power loading: 8.66 lb/hp

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