de Havilland of Canada - DHC-3T Turbine Otter Conversion PDF Print E-mail

(Vazar Dash 3)


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A Kenmore Air Vazar Dash 3. Photograph © C. Marin Faure.

Specifications:

Source: Sound Flight
Supplemental Type Certificate Number: SA4375NM
Length: 46 feet (14 meters)
Height: 16 feet (4.9 meters)
Wingspan: 58 feet (17.7 meters)
Wing Area: 375 square feet (34.8 square meters)
Seats: 9 to 11, not including pilot
Maximum Gross Weight: 8000 pounds (3625 kilograms)
Empty Weight: 4700 pounds (2130 kilograms)
Useful Load: 3300 pounds (1495 kilograms)
Wing Loading: 21.33 pounds/square foot
Power Loading: 10.66 pounds/HP
Fuel Capacity and Grade: 200 to 260 gallons, JET A, JET B, AVGAS if necessary
Baggage Capacity: 650 pounds (295 kg), plus 200 pounds (91 kg) in the floats
Engine: Pratt & Whitney PT-6A-135 turbine, 750 SHP, TBO 3500 hours
Propeller: Hartzell 3-blade, constant speed reversible


Performance:

Source: Sound Flight
Maximum Speed: 160 mph (139 knots)
75% Power Cruise: 135 mph (117 knots)
Maneuvering Speed: 125 mph
Maximum Flaps Extended Speed: 91 mph
Range: 600 to 700 statute miles (520 to 610 nautical miles)
Stall, approach configuration: 58 mph (51 knots)
Stall, clean: 72 mph (63 knots)
Rate of Climb, sea level: 1200 feet per minute (370 meters per minute)
Service Ceiling: 20,000 feet (6100 meters)
Takeoff Run on water: 900 feet (275 meters)
Takeoff Run to clear 50 foot (15 meter) obstacle: 1725 feet (525 meters)
Landing Over 50 foot obstacle: 500 feet (155 meters)
Landing Run on water: 400 feet (120 meters)


Comments:

This conversion of the de Havilland of Canada DHC-3 Otter is popular amongst commercial operators, due in part to improved performance, reliability, and cost per mile. All specifications were provided by Sound Flight and have not been verified by SPA.