FS2002 de Havilland Twin Otter Canadian Floats version

The de Havilland Twin Otter aircraft is a high wing, twin engine, turbo prop aircraft capable of carrying up to twenty passengers in the commuter role. The aircraft has a wing span of 65 ft (19.8 m), length of 51 ft 9 in (15.7 m) and a maximum take-off weight of 12,500 lbs. (5670 kg). The Twin Otter is one of the de Havilland family of “bush” aircraft noted for their rugged construction and Short Take Off and Landing (STOL) performance. The version operated by the British Antarctic Survey is the wheel/ski equipped aircraft which has the capability to land on snow and ice or hard runways. These rugged aircraft are the backbone of the BAS Antarctic operations. They carry the scientists out into their field locations, they resupply them or move them during the season, and then recover the party to Rothera or Halley stations at the completion of their projects. Modifications to the aircraft allow the fit of airborne surveying equipment, including dual magnetometer, ice depth radio echo sounder, gravimeter, ocean colour sensors, and large and small format cameras for mapping and bird and seal census. The aircraft also provide the BAS with an Antarctic search and rescue capability.

The NOAA Air Resources Laboratory (ARL) developed modifications to the Twin Otter in order to measure eddy fluxes and concentration gradients through the atmospheric mixed layer. Rates of exchange of several atmospheric properties throughout the lower atmosphere and between the atmosphere and the surface can now be investigated. In addition to the advanced pressure-port system that provides absolute velocity data, the unique nose cone al so accommodates infrared H2O/CO2 analyzers and net radiation sensors. When the Mobile Flux System is fully deployed, the fast response temperature, water vapor, and carbon dioxide sensors in conjunction with the global positioning system, provide routine data on vertical eddy fluxes of temperature, water, and carbon dioxide can be extracted. Other implementations includes air temperature, dew point, pressure, three dimensional winds, and radiation state-variable instruments. The platform can also acquire air chemistry data, such as NO, NOx, Noy, SO2, O3, CO, and reactive hydrocarbons, using a flow-through air inlet system with instruments situated in equipment racks. The acquisition system is computer-based with four display monitors mounted throughout the aircraft allowing in-flight interactions by scientific users.

Specifications

Type: Engines De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter, Series 300 United Aircraft of Canada Limited PT6A-27 (turboprop)

Crew: 2 Pilots + 6 Scientists

Ceiling: 12,500 feet (without supplemental cabin oxygen) 25,000 feet(with supplemental cabin oxygen)

Rate of Climb: 1600 feet/minute Operational Airspeeds: 80-160 knots Electrical Two 28 VDC 250 ampere starter-generators

Scientific Power: 3 KVA of 115 VAC, 60 Hz and 70 A of 28 VDC

Max. Gross Weight: 12,500 lbs.

Empty Weight: 8,100 lbs.

Useful Load: 4,400 lbs. (fuel, personnel, cargo)

Fuel Load: 2,500 lbs. with additional 1,000 lbs. in optional cabin auxiliary tank (Note: installation of auxiliary tank reduces useful load)

Type Fuel: Jet

Standard Fuel Burn: Normal Cruise Speed – 580 lbs./hr

Fuel Burn for specific mission configuration will be calculated during mission planning and will vary with environmental conditions. Maximum Range and Duration Vary with power setting and fuel tank configuration.

Dimensions (external): Wing Span – 65 ft.
Total Length – 52 ft
Fuselage Height – 9 ft 1 in
Tail Height – 19 ft 6 in
Cabin Doors (removable) – 50 in x 56 in
Baggage Doors (rear) – 35.7 in x 25.7 in (nose – see diagram)

Dimensions (internal): (Cabin Length – 18 ft 5 in
Cabin Height – 59 in
Cabin Width – 52.5 in (floor) 63.2 in (ceiling)
Useable Volumes Cabin – 384 cu ft
Nose Baggage – 38 cu ft
Aft Baggage – 88 cu ft

Additional Standard Equipment (Cockpit): Weather radar, radar altimeter, dual GPS/Loran-C navigation system, HF radio

Additional Standard Equipment (Cabin): Camera and instrumentation ports GPS data link to cockpit GPS units

Comment:

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My rating is 9/10.



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