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Grob 120TP

Grob 120TP


Grob 120TP

An outstanding training platform for Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT), the Grob 120TP is a modern, fully aerobatic, all-composite aircraft featuring a turboprop powerplant for superb reliability.  The Genesys avionics package enables training above the weather during periods of low ceilings and visibilities, as well as providing better transfer of skills for pilots who normally fly an all-glass cockpit.  The aircraft’s differences in acceleration and deceleration are ideally representative of such turboprop aircraft as the King Air, Pilatus PC-12, TBM series, Piper Meridian, Mitsubishi MU-2, Piper Cheyenne, Piaggio Avanti, Cessna Caravan, and Quest Kodiak. In the cockpit, side-by-side seating facilitates instructor-student interaction during the flight with very comfortable seating, even for more robust clients.  The environmental control system on the Grob allows for a comfortable cockpit regardless of the season. All these features combine to make the Grob 120TP an ideal UPRT platform.

The following features and specifications can be found on the official Grob website.

Features:

  • Full aerobatic & UPRT training capability (+6 / -4 g)
  • Excellent handling qualities and simple single lever ‘turbine-like’ power plant operation
  • 456 SHP for take-off and 380 SHP for maximum cruise provides excellent power-to-weight ratios and with instantaneous excess power during normal operations
  • Only aircraft in its class certified to latest FAR 23 crashworthiness requirements
  • Most spacious side-by-side seating in its class
  • Student pilot can be seated either in the LH or RH pilot seat, both with individual throttle levers
  • Furnished with the latest state-of-the-art avionics (analog/digital) allowing a seamless transition to modern training platforms
  • Primary flight display (PFD) in digital flight deck variant features tapes display or round dial display being unique for this class of trainer aircraft
  • VFR day/night and IFR operations in non-icing conditions
  • Available safety features include a traffic advisory system (TAS), digital flight data and cockpit voice recorder
    (FDR & CVR) and mission debriefing system (MDS)
  • All composite airframe: lightweight, corrosion, and fatigue-free, easy repair

Specifications:

PERFORMANCE

OPERATING SPEED RANGE

  • Max. operating speed VMO MSL up to 13,000 ft 235 KCAS
  • Max. mach number MMO above 13,000 ft 0.45
  • Stall speed VS (MSL landing config., utility) 57 KCAS

CRUISE SPEEDS, RATE OF CLIMBS, SUSTAINING G (ISA, MTOW)

  • Max. cruise speed (MSL, MCP, utility) 205 KTAS
  • Max. cruise speed (10,000 ft, ISA, MCP, utility) 226 KTAS
  • Rate of climb (MSL, MP, aerobatic) 2855 ft/min
  • Sustained g (MSL, MCP, 1400 kg aircraft weight) 3.0 g

WEIGHTS

  • Max. take-off weight (MTOW, utility) 1,515 kg | 3340 lbs.
  • Max. take-off weight (MTOW, aerobatic) 1,440 kg | 3175 lbs.
  • Max. landing weight (MLW) 1,515 kg | 3340 lbs.
  • Max. usable fuel capacity 275 kg | 606 lbs.

POWERPLANT

  • Rolls-Royce M250-B17F turbine engine
  • Max. continuous power (MCP) 380 SHP
  • Max. power (MP, 5 min limit) 456 SHP

OTHER

  • Max. load factors aerobatic +6 / -4G
  • Max. operating altitude 25,000 ft
  • Operation: VFR day/night, IFR, non-icing conditions

 

 


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