Beechcraft 58P Baron

The Beech 58P Baron was manufactured from 1976 to 1985, serial numbers TJ3 through TJ497, therefore, a total of 495 were sold.

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

 

Specifications

 

Exterior Dimensions

Wing span: 37 ft 10 in
Length: 29 ft 11 in
Height: 9 ft 2 in

Interior Dimensions

Cabin length: 12 ft 7 in
Max width: 3 ft 6 in
Max height: 4 ft 2 in
Cabin volume: 45 cu.ft.

Weights

Max TO weight: 6,100 lb (1976-1978) 6,200 lbs (1978-1985)
Empty Weight:  4,026 lbs
Maximum Payload: 2,155 lbs (1976-1978) 2,220 lbs (1978-1985)
Fuel capacity: 166 gallons standard 194 gallons long range optional

Engine

Manufacturer: Continental Motors
Model: TSIO-520LB (1976-1978 sn TK1-84) / TSIO-520WB (1979-1985 sn TK85-151)
Horsepower: 310 / 325 hp
Overhaul (HT): 1400hr/1600hr TBO or 12 years

Standard Avionics

Digital Nav/Coms
3 axis autopilot (KFC200)
Color Radar, GS, DME, ADF
ADS-B In/Out

 

History

 

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.

The 58P was discontinued in 1985.

ENGINES:
  • 1976 – 1978 (TJ-1 through TJ-168) – Continental TSIO-520LB (310 hp):
  • 1979 – 1985 (ITJ-169 through TJ-497) – Continental TSIO-520WB (325 hp)

 

FEATURES

 

1976 – 1983 TJ-1 through TJ-435, TJ-437 through TJ-443:

  • 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 – 1985 TJ-436, TJ-444 through TJ-497

  • 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

 

Performance

 

1976 58P

  • Horsepower: 2 x 310 HP
  • Best Cruise Speed: 207 KIAS
  • Best Range (i): 1,104 NM
  • Fuel Burn @ 75%: 38.0 GPH
  • Stall Speed: 79 KIAS
  • Rate of climb: 1,424 FPM
  • Rate of climb (1 engine out): 205 FPM
  • Ceiling: 25,000 FT
  • Ceiling (1 engine out): 13,220 FT
  • Takeoff distance: 1,654 FT
  • Landing distance: 1,471 FT
  • Takeoff distance over 50ft obstacle: 2,761 FT
  • Landing distance over 50ft obstacle: 2,498 FT

1977-1978 58P

  • Horsepower: 2 x 310 HP
  • Best Cruise Speed: 214 KIAS
  • Best Range (i): 1,130 NM
  • Fuel Burn @ 75%: 38.0 GPH
  • Stall Speed: 79 KIAS
  • Rate of climb: 1,529 FPM
  • Rate of climb (1 engine out): 204 FPM
  • Ceiling: 25,000 FT
  • Ceiling (1 engine out): 14,400 FT
  • Takeoff distance: 1,480 FT
  • Landing distance: 1,471 FT
  • Takeoff distance over 50ft obstacle: 2,376 FT
  • Landing distance over 50ft obstacle: 2,498 FT

1979-1986 58P

  • Horsepower: 2 x 325 HP
  • Best Cruise Speed: 232 KIAS
  • Best Range (i): 1,013 NM
  • Fuel Burn @ 75%: 46.0 GPH
  • Stall Speed: 78 KIAS
  • Rate of climb: 1,475 FPM
  • Rate of climb (1 engine out): 223 FPM
  • Ceiling: 25,000 FT
  • Ceiling (1 engine out): 12,220 FT
  • Takeoff distance: 1,555 FT
  • Landing distance: 1,378 FT
  • Takeoff distance over 50ft obstacle: 2,643 FT
  • Landing distance over 50ft obstacle: 2,427 FT

 

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