Aerospatiale-Socata TB-21 Trinidad turbo

Missions

Advanced Training
IFR Training
Surveillance
Travel
High-speed long distance liaison

Overview

The Socata Trinidad GT is the perfect single-engine plane for long trips. It carries enough fuel for nearly five hours of flight, and offers a maximum range in total security.

The TB 21 GT's turbocharger means high altitudes to conserve fuel. At flight levels where winds are more favourable, you can cruise at higher speed and over bad weather.

The Socata Trinidad GT also offers a generous baggage compartment, accessible from the cabin and holds 143 lbs (65 Kg). Removing the rear bench converts the Trinidad into a cargo version, with payload capacity of 55 lbs (250 Kg).

Configuration

Single Engine
Low-wing monoplane with semi-monocoque metal construction
Certified to FAR 23, amendments 1 to 16 for VFR or IFR operations
subject to equipment
Additional Benefits to include
Single wing spar
Tilt out panel for easy access to avionics
Triple anti-corrosion protection
Seats : 2 forward, bench for 2 or 3 aft

Powerplant

Manufacturer :
 Lycoming
Type :
 TIO-540-AB1AD Turbocharged
Power Rating :
 250 HP at 2,575 RPM
Recommended TBO :
 2,000 hours

Propeller

Manufacturer :
 Hartzell

 

Diameter :
 80 in
2.03 m 
Type :
 Constant speed

 

Blades :
 2

 


Fuel

Fuel type :
 100 LL

 

Total tank capacity :
 88.8 US gal
336 l 
Usable fuel capacity :
 86.2 US gal
326 l 

Oil

Total oil capacity :
 13.3 US quarts
12,6 l 

Weights

 Operating empty weight :
 2,011 lbs
911 kg 
 Max. take off weight (MTOW) :
 3,080 lbs
1,400 kg 
Max. landing weight :
 3,080 lbs
1,400 kg 
 Max. useful load :
 1,226 lbs
556 kg 
 Max. luggage capacity in storage :
 143 lbs
65 kg 
Max. wing loading :
 24 lbs/sq.ft
117.6 kg/m2 

Performances

Rate of climb (sea level - max weight) :
 1,126 ft/mn

 

Max. cruis. speed 25,000 ft at 75% :
 190 KTAS

 

Best eco.cruis.spd 25,000 ft at 65% :
 169 KTAS

 

Demonstrated crosswind :
 25 kt

 

Maximum range :

 1,000 Nm

 

Certified ceiling :
 25,000 ft

 


Dimensions

Wing span :
 32.71 ft
9.97 m 
Length :
 25.43 ft
7.75 m 
Height :
 9.35 ft
2,85 m 
Wing area :
 128.1 sq.ft
11.9 m2 
Dihedral :
 630

 

Wing airfoil :
 RA16 C3

 

Cabin length :
 8.30 ft
2,53 m 
Cabin width :
 4.20 ft
1.28 m 
Cabin height :
 3.94 ft
1.20 m 
Wheel track :
 7.12 ft
2,17 m