Baron 56TC Question

CK

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A friend told me that the Baron 56TC is capable of 250 knots, is that true? Pretty fast for a 4 seat piston. Does any one here have any time in them? What makes them so fast?
 

DE727UPS

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That might be TAS at max operating altitude, like FL200 or so. Of course, since it's unpressurized, you'd have to be suckin oxygen. That still seems pretty fast though.
 

CK

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It has the Duke (BE-60) engines in it so how ever high the Duke can go it can go.
 

SteveC

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Sounds like a pretty high number to me, but may be possible.

I didn't run across any 56TC numbers on a quick search but I'm sure that they are out there.

The think that the Baron 56TC uses the same 380 hp engines as the Duke, and a quick check shows the Duke rated at something like 233 knots (way up high, I'm sure). The Baron with 310 hp engines is rated at 75% power at something like 213 knots, so the 56TC may run up into the mid-200 knot range at oxygen+ altitudes.

Someone doing a little more homework could probably give you a more exact answer...
 
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