General information about the Caravan
The Caravan is a single engine turboprob, passenger and cargo aircraft. The machine was designed in the United States by the company Cessna. The first flight had the Caravan on 8 August 1982 and 1984 followed the market entry. By 2015, about 2,500 pieces were produced. One feature of the aircraft is the large wheels, which allows launching and landing on unpaved terrain. The military version of the Cessna 208 is used in many air forces. Here she was used as a troop transport, freight and feeder aircraft. In Iraq, the machine (AC-208) is used since 2009. These are equipped with agile STAR sensor systems under the fuselage, as well as Hellfire missiles under the wings. Other military users include Afghanistan, Chile, Mexico and the United Arab Emirates. Furthermore, the caravan is available as a seaplane.
Technical data for the Caravan
The Cessna 208 is 11.46 meters long and 4.32 meters high. The span is 15.88 meters and the wing area is 26 square meters. The caravan seats nine passengers and one crew member. The cabin is 1.37 meters high, 1.63 meters wide and 3.88 meters long. The payload of the caravan is 1,360 kilograms and the machine has a empt weight of 1,725 kilograms. The maximum take-off mass amounts to 3,310 kilograms. At an altitude of 3,000 meters, the maximum cruising speed is 340 kilometers per hour. 295 kilometers per hour is the maximum cruising speed when the caravan is at 6,000 meters altitude. The absolute maximum speed is 344 kilometers per hour. The maximal service ceiling is 7,620 meters, with full tank and no cargo, the aircraft has a range of 1,797 kilometers.
Products and services for the Caravan
Products and services are important to create the aircraft according to your own ideas. We are also happy to perform maintenance and servicing on your machine. For the Caravan, we also offer in the Avionics area a radio upgrade to 8.33 kHz, a cockpit upgrade and a Li-Ion battery. Of course, we also incorporate the skydive kit and the TPE331 conversion into your Cessna 208.