Beechcraft Baron Aircraft – A Light and Beautiful Aircraft:
Beechcraft Baron (G58) is a twin-piston Beechcraft aircraft evolved from Baron G55. Beech Aircraft Corporation, which became a part of Raytheon Aircraft Company in 1980, designed and constructed the Beechcraft Baron for the first time in 1969. The aircraft made its first flight in June 1969 and entered service in 1970.
The aircraft was updated in 2004 by Raytheon with a fully integrated glass cockpit and a Garmin G1000 avionics package. In April 2005, the aircraft’s name was changed to Beechcraft Baron G58, and it received certification in December 2005.
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation, US (HBC) purchased Raytheon Aircraft Company in 2007. HBC is presently producing the aircraft.
The updated Beechcraft Baron G58 had its public premiere at the 36th annual Sun’ n’ Fun Fly-in Expo in Lakeland, Florida, between the 13th and the 18th of April 2009.
The Civil Aviation Administration of China approved the Beechcraft Baron G58 on June 21, 2010. (CAAC).
The Beechcraft Baron G58 became the first HBC aircraft to be cleared for flights at London City Airport in July 2010.
Development and Design:
A 1964 Baron 55 cockpit with a blend of vintage and new avionics.
The Beechcraft 95 Travel Air, which integrated the fuselage of the Bonanza and the tail control surfaces of the T-34 Mentor military trainer, was the Baron’s immediate precursor. The Travel Air’s tail was replaced with that of the Beechcraft Debonair, the engine nacelles were streamlined, six-cylinder engines were fitted, and the aircraft’s name was modified in order to produce the new plane. The Piper Aztec, with two 250 hp Lycoming O-540 engines, was released in 1960; Cessna had updated its 310 with two Continental IO-470 D engines, delivering 260 horsepower.
The larger, more powerful Baron 58 was developed from the Baron 55 and introduced for the model year 1969, with a gross weight of 5,400 lbs. The Continental IO-520 or IO-550 300-hp engine is installed to the Baron 58 depending on the model. At 7000 feet, the Baron 58 can sail at 200 knots (370 km/h) (2100 m). The most notable alteration was a 10 inch (25 cm) fuselage extension and the addition of twin rear fuselage doors and reversible club seats in the middle row, which eliminated the requirement for passengers to climb over the centre seats or through the rear luggage door to access the rear seats.
The turbocharged Baron 58TC and pressurized Baron 58P were released in 1976. These variations were powered by turbocharged Continental TIO-520 engines with 310–325 horsepower (230–240 kW), a gross weight of 6100–6200 lb (approximately 2800 kg), and a new type certificate under FAR23. The Baron 58P/58TC variants had 190 US gallon (719 L) fuel tanks and could cruise at 200 knots (370 km/h) at 8000 feet (2400 meters) and 220 knots (410 km/h) at 20000 feet (6100 meters).
To make room for the huge central control column, the instrument panel was modified in 1984, with engine controls positioned high on the instrument panel. The arm to the right-hand yoke partially hides the radios and certain cockpit switch gear in pre-1984 aircraft with the optional twin control yokes. The modification improves the aircraft’s control arrangement and boosts instrument panel space but also eliminates the possibility of a single yoke, which would have improved comfort for a passenger or relief pilot in the right seat.
Despite the discontinuation of the turbocharged 58TC/58P models in 1984 and 1985, the normally aspirated Baron 58 was still in production in 2021. The G58 is the current production variant, with a glass cockpit, upgraded passenger interior, and minor improvements to the airframe.
The engine of Beechcraft Baron G58:
Two Teledyne Continental IO-550-C engines power the Beechcraft Baron aircraft. Each engine is capable of producing 223.8kW of continuous power.
The IO-550-C engine is a six-cylinder air-cooled, fuel-injected engine with overhead inclined valves. It has a crankshaft rotational speed of 2,700rpm.
The engine’s dry and average weights are 188kg and 210kg, respectively.
It measures 1.1 meters in length, 0.5 meters in height, and 0.85 meters in width.
Quality Aircraft Accessories (QAA), which HBC chose in September 2009, supplies engine accessories such as magnetos, propeller governors, starters, starting adaptors, and alternator drive couplings for the Beechcraft Baron G58 and Beechcraft Bonanza G36 aircraft.
Performance of Baron G58:
The 1,760kg aircraft can take off at 8.43 meters per second and land at 1.98 meters per second. The maximum and cruising speeds of the Baron G58 are 385 and 361 kilometres per hour, respectively. It has a stall speed of 137 kilometres per hour and a range of 2,055 kilometres.
The aircraft’s operating ceiling is 5,669 meters during take-off and 2,133 meters during landing. 2.495kg is the maximum take-off weight.
Beechcraft Baron in Flight Simulator:
The original Beechcraft Baron debuted in 1961, and the small twin-engine piston aircraft was followed by many versions before the long-body Baron 58 debuted in 1969 during the Summer of Love.
The contemporary G58 entered the family in 2005, carrying on a rich legacy of workmanship and comfort established by its forefathers – and ushering in a new era of next-generation technology for the Baron brand.
The Garmin 1000 NXi avionics package, a flight computer with dual-core CPU, better graphical interface, high-resolution displays, complex IFR and VFR chart choices, and other capabilities have all been incorporated into the G58’s cockpit to increase overall situational awareness.
The G58’s twin 300-hp Continental Motors drive it to a peak cruising speed of 202 knots, with the outstanding climb, decent range, and system redundancy providing further piece of mind. The performance image is completed by well-harmonized controls and rock-solid handling, underlining the Baron’s role as a workhorse aircraft, while opulent amenities win the G58 show-horse accolades.
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