P68 OBSERVER 2
P68 OBSERVER 2
Designed to provide an alternate and more economic solution in a field where the helicopter has until now dominated
|2 Engines: Lycoming IO-360-A1B6 (200 HP)|
|Max Ramp Weight||2100 kg||4630 lb|
|Max Take-Off Weight||2084 kg||4594 lb|
|Max Landing Weight||1980 kg||4365 lb|
|Std. Empty Weight (std equipped w/ avg optionals)||1420 kg||3130 lb|
|Max Zero Fuel Weight||1890 kg||4167 lb|
|Max Useful Load||680 kg||1499 lb|
|Max Usable Fuel (with aux tanks)||670 lt||177 U.S. gal|
|Number of Seats||6||6|
|Luggage Capacity in Luggage Compartment||0,66cu.m||23 cu ft|
|Max Luggage Weight||181 Kg||400 lb|
Cruise Speed @ 75%, ISA, FL 80
Best Economy Cruise Speed @ 60%, FL 90
|Rate of Climb (2 engines s.l. @ MTOW)||6 m/s||1100 fpm|
|Single Engine Rate of Climb (MTOW, s.l.)||1 m/s||200 fpm|
|Stall Speed, 35 deg. Flaps, MTOW||106 km/h||57 Kcas|
|Max Altitude||5490 m||18000 ft|
|SE Service Ceiling||1520 m||5000 ft|
Max Range 2 persons (90 kg): Long Range, Cruise 55% PWR @ 10000, 30’ Res
|2658 km||1435 nm|
|Take-Off Distance over 50ft, MTOW, ISA||400 m||1312 ft|
|Landing Distance over 50ft, MLW||600 m||1969 ft|
|Take-Off Ground Run||240 m||787 ft|
|Landing Ground Run||200 m||656 ft|
|Max Endurance, 2 persons (90 kg): Long Range, Cruise 55% PWR @ 10000, 30' Res.||9,6 h||9,6h|
The aircraft can be also certified for 1+6 people by installing a rear bench allowing seating for three people in the last row.
The new generation P68 OBSERVER 2 features a redesigned interior. Thanks to the redesigned interior passengers have gained a few inches of headroom especially in the aft area.
The quickly removable seats make a large cabin volume available for the carriage of goods of all kinds from mountain bikes or golf clubs to stretchers for aerial ambulance duties.
The P68 OBSERVER 2 has a standard predisposition for a camera hatch which is located under the second row right hand seat. The camera hatch is 2.1 ft long and 1.5 ft wide (63 x 46 cm) and allows the installation of the wide variety of equipment such as professional digital photogrammetric cameras and a wide range of Gyro stabilized cameras such as L3 Wescam, Flir just to name a few.
|Length||1.451 m||4.760 ft|
|Width||1.160 m||3.806 ft|
|Ave. height||1.150 m||3.773 ft|
|Length||1.780 m||5.840 ft|
|Width||1.160 m||3.806 ft|
|Ave. height||1.200 m||3.937 ft|
|Total Vol||2.478 m3||87.51 cu. ft|
|Length||0.816 m||2.677 ft|
|Width||1.010 m||3.300 ft|
|Ave. height||1.000 m||3.281 ft|
|Total Vol||0.824m3||28.98 cu. ft|
|Length||2.596 m||8.507 ft|
|Width||1.100 m||3.609 ft|
|Ave. height||1.120 m||3.674 ft|
|Total Vol||3.198 m3||112.8 cu. ft|
This unique feature has many benefits for many categories of pilots / operators. Whether you are a law enforcement pilot or you want to enjoy the view, no other fixed wing general aviation aircraft in the market has the same visibility.
You will not miss traffic and you will not miss visual target on the ground. That is why the P68 Observer 2 aircraft is the choice of many law enforcement entities in the US and abroad.
Design Features and Information
The new P68 OBSERVER 2 is available with two 200 hp Lycoming IO-360-A1B6 normally aspirated engines. The engines drive Hartzell constant speed, full feathering propellers. The exceptionally clean lines of the P68 OBSERVER 2 are the result of many hours of wind tunnel testing and deliver an optimum performance in terms of maximum speed, rate of climb and endurance.
Painstaking work on the part of an ideal designer / test pilot combination have produced truly remarkable and benign handling characteristics particularly at low speeds or in the unlikely event of an engine failure. The forward position of the pilot in relation to the wing provides excellent rearward visibility in turns, making for greater safety in crowded airspace. With the optional de-icing equipment installed on the P68 OBSERVER 2 has been operated day and night with safety and regularity, from severe winter conditions over the North Sea and throughout Northern Europe to the harsh environments of the continents of Africa and Australia.
The P68 Series has one common feature, economy. The economy of the aircraft is the result of the low operating costs and of the low maintenance costs which are a direct result of the aircraft construction simplicity and low fuel consumption and replacement costs of its power plants. The rugged maintenance free, leaf spring fixed undercarriage, lack of complicated systems and unsurpassed accessibility of servicing points reduce maintenance to the minimum. The high wing configuration enables the engine intakes and propeller tips to be kept well clear of the ground thereby reducing dust ingestion and stone denting to the minimum and extending engine and propeller service lives to the maximum.
All the OEM parts installed on the P68 OBSERVER 2 series aircraft have been reviewed and updated to guarantee quick parts availability. With full production now resumed also airframe parts availability is guaranteed.
While it can be true that composite aircraft have no rivets, at Vulcanair we believe that there are many advantages in aluminium construction. The first advantage is weight, compared to a similar structure made of aircraft certified composite materials The second are the known and well documented aging and fatigue qualities of aluminium structure together with the ease of repair.
Airborne SUV Capabilities
The P68 OBSERVER 2 can truly be considered an airborne SUV. The difference between the Vulcanair and any aircraft which may be comparable to it is that the P68 OBSERVER 2 has two engines and these two engines are powerful enough and reliable. No other light twin in the market offers three rows of removable seats, more than 65 cubic feet of internal volume including 20 cubic feet of cargo space allowing a max load in the cargo compartment of 400 lbs. The P68 OBSERVER 2 flexible space allows the pilot to load the aircraft in many ways that can satisfy many different mission profiles.
Let’s not forget that the P68 Series is designed and manufactured in Italy. Look at the clean lines of the aircraft and you will notice the difference.
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