Beechcraft Baron 58

The Beech 58 Baron was manufactured from 1969 to 2005, serial numbers TH1 through TH2124, therefore, producing 2124 58 Barons.

It is a twin-engine, piston aircraft configured as a cantilever low-wing aircraft with a conventional tail. Distinguishing features are: retractable landing gear, variable pitch propellers. Model 58 Baron seats up to 5 passengers and 1 pilot.

Specifications

 

Exterior Dimensions

Wing span: 37 ft 10 in
Length: 29 ft 10 in
Height: 9 ft 6 in

Interior Dimensions

Cabin length: 12 ft 7 in
Max width: 3 ft 6 in
Max height: 4 ft 2 in
Baggage: 28 cu.ft. 420 lb

Weights

Max TO weight: 5,400 lb (1969-1983) 5,500 (1983-2005)
Empty Weight:  3,361 lbs  (1969-1983) 3,443  (1983-2005)
Maximum Payload: 2,165 (1969-1983) 2,043 (1983-2005)
Fuel capacity: 166 gallons standard 194 long range optional

Engine

Manufacturer: Continental Motors
Model: IO-550-C, IO-520 pre `83.
Horsepower: 285 / 300 hp
Overhaul (HT): 1700hr / 1900 TBO or 12 years

Standard Avionics

Digital nav/coms pre 2000 transitioning to Garmin GNS530/430W and G1000 in 2006 and up
3 axis autopilot
Color Radar, GS, DME, ADF
3 blade props, prop ice, known ice 1990 and up
ADS-B In/Out

 

History

Introduced for the model year 1969, the larger, more powerful Beech Baron 58 was developed from the Baron 55, introducing club seating, double aft baggage doors, and new gross weight of 5,400 lbs. Depending on the variant, the Baron 58 is fitted with either the Continental IO-520 or IO-550 300-hp engine. The Baron 58 can cruise at 200 knots (370 km/h) at 7000 ft (2100 m). The lengthening of the fuselage increased rear baggage space, as well as providing more comfortable six-place seating over the Baron 55 and 56TC. ICAO type designator of all versions is BE58.

In 1976, the turbocharged Baron 58TC and pressurized Baron 58P were introduced. These variants were powered by turbocharged Continental TIO-520s of 310–325 hp (230–240 kW), had an increased 6100–6200 lb (about 2800 kg) gross weight, and were certified under FAR23 with a new type certificate. The Baron 58P/58TC models were capable of cruising at 200 knots (370 km/h) at 8000 ft (2400 m) and 220 knots (410 km/h) at 20000 ft (6100 m), and were typically equipped with 190 US gallon (719 L) fuel tanks.

A big change in panel/system layout on 58/58TC/58P occurred in 1984, including relocating throttle, gear, flap, propeller and mixture controls to industry-standard positions.

Although the turbocharged 58TC/58P variants were discontinued in 1984 and 1985, respectively, the normally aspirated Baron 58 was produced until 2005. The current production version is the G58 was introduced in 2005, featuring a glass cockpit, improved passenger cabin and changes to selected airframe details.

58 Baron
Original variant, introduced in 1969 and run through 2004 (production continued as G58). Four to six seats. Powered by two 285-hp Continental IO-520-C or Continental IO-550-C piston engines. 2,124 aircraft built.

FEATURES

1969 – 1983 TH-1 through TH-1388, TH-1390 through TH-1395:

  • Single, throw-over control yoke
  • Throttles in the center of the power quadrant, props left mixtures right
  • Gear handle on right, flap on left

1984 – 2005 TH-1389, TH-1396 through TH-2123:

  • Dual flight controls
  • Throttles at the left of the power quadrant, props center mixtures right
  • Gear handle on left, flap on right
  • Small “turbine style” engine gauges

 

1969-1983 Baron 58 Performance specifications

  • Engines: Continental IO-520C (285 hp)
  • Horsepower: 2 x 285 HP
  • Best Cruise Speed: 195 KIAS
  • Best Range (i): 1,109 NM
  • Fuel Burn @ 75%: 31.0 GPH
  • Stall Speed: 74 KIAS
  • Rate of climb: 1,660 FPM
  • Rate of climb (1 engine out): 390 FPM
  • Ceiling: 18,600 FT
  • Ceiling (1 engine out): 7,000 FT
  • Takeoff distance: 1,336 FT
  • Landing distance: 1,439 FT
  • Takeoff distance over 50ft obstacle: 2,101 FT
  • Landing distance over 50ft obstacle: 2,498 FT

Weights

  • Gross Weight: 5,400 LBS
  • Empty Weight: 3,361 LBS
  • Maximum Payload: 1,464 LBS
  • Fuel capacity: 136 GAL

1984-2005 Beech Baron 58 Performance specifications

  • Engines: Continental IO-550C (300 hp)
  • Horsepower: 2 x 300 HP
  • Best Cruise Speed: 195 KIAS
  • Best Range (i): 1,109 NM
  • Fuel Burn @ 75%: 31.0 GPH
  • Stall Speed: 74 KIAS
  • Rate of climb: 1,750 FPM
  • Rate of climb (1 engine out): 394 FPM
  • Ceiling: 20,688 FT
  • Ceiling (1 engine out): 7,284 FT
  • Takeoff distance: 1,403 FT
  • Landing distance: 1,439 FT
  • Takeoff distance over 50ft obstacle: 2,371 FT
  • Landing distance over 50ft obstacle: 2,498 FT

Weights

  • Gross Weight: 5,500 LBS
  • Empty Weight: 3,443 LBS
  • Maximum Payload: 1,464 LBS
  • Fuel capacity: 136 GAL

 

Beechcraft Baron G58 (2005-present) Serial Numbers TH-2125 through current

Introduced in 2005, currently in production. Version of 58 Baron with Garmin G1000 glass cockpit avionics.

FEATURES

  • Four side windows
  • Aft double “utility door” on right fuselage
  • Aft-cabin club seating
  • Inlet scoop on top of engine nacelles
  • Dual flight controls
  • Throttles at the left of the power quadrant, props center mixtures right
  • Gear handle on left, flap on right
  • G1000 “glass cockpit” integrated flight deck

Options

  • Long Range Fuel (194 gallons)

 

2005 and newer Baron G58 Performance specifications

  • Engines: Continental IO-550C (300 hp)
  • Horsepower: 2 x 300 HP
  • Best Cruise Speed: 202 KIAS
  • Best Range (i): 1,480 NM
  • Fuel Burn @ 75%: 32.6 GPH
  • Stall Speed: 74 KIAS
  • Rate of climb: 1,700 FPM
  • Rate of climb (1 engine out): 394 FPM
  • Ceiling: 20,688 FT
  • Ceiling (1 engine out): 7,284 FT
  • Takeoff distance: 1,373 FT
  • Landing distance: 1,440 FT
  • Takeoff distance over 50ft obstacle: 2,345 FT
  • Landing distance over 50ft obstacle: 2,490 FT

Weights

  • Gross Weight: 5,500 LBS
  • Empty Weight: 3,443 LBS
  • Maximum Payload: 1,287 LBS
  • Fuel capacity: 194 GAL

 

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