The new P.68C TC was designed to respond to the needs of those pilots and operators using the aircraft in more demanding conditions in terms of airport elevationand density attitudes. This year the aircraft is offered standard with numerous improvements such as a completely redesigned cockpit with a brand new avionic suite featuring the new Garmin G-1000 NXI coupled with a new Garmin GFC700 digital autopilot with yaw damper, adjustable seats, a standard pilot door, sturdier main gear and brakes, and a higher maximum zero fuel weight.
Relative to the normally aspirated engine of P.68C, the P.68C TC features better climb rates and increased performance guarantee.
The P.68C TC is the sensible alternative to many single engine and light twin aircraft in today’s General Aviation market.
The redundancy of the second engine with a fuel consumption comparable to many six-cylinder single engine piston aircraft place the P.68C TC is in a class of its own. Since its inception the aircraft was designed to be a twin and it shows in its extremely benign flight qualities.
Many of today’s twins lack the power and maneuverability to operate in and out of short unprepared strips. This is not the case of the P.68C TC which is at total ease in those conditions.
Max cruise speed180 kts
Max range1410 NM
|2 Engines: Lycoming TIO-360-C1A6D rated 210 Hp at 2575 rpm|
|Max Ramp Weight||2100 Kg||4630 lb|
|Max Take-Off Weight||2084 Kg||4594 lb|
|Max Landing Weight||1980 Kg||4365 lb|
|Std. Empty Weight (std equipped w/ avg optionals)||1450 Kg||3197 lb|
|Max Zero Fuel Weight||1890 Kg||4167 lb|
|Max Useful Load||650 Kg||1433 lb|
|Max Usable Fuel (with aux tanks)||670 lt||177 U.S. gal|
|Number of Seats||6||6|
|Luggage Capacity in Luggage Compartment||0,66 cu.m||23 cu ft|
|Max Luggage Weight||181 Kg||400 lb|
|Cruise Speed @ 75%, MCP, ISA, 8000ft, MTOM||300 Km/h||162 Kts|
|Cruise speed @ 65% MCP (economy), ISA, 9000ft, MTOM||289 Km/h||156 kts|
|Maximum rate of climb at sea level, ISA; MTOM||7 m/s||1400 fpm|
|Single engine rate of climb at sea level, ISA, MTOM||1,2 m/s||240 fpm|
|Stall speed, full flaps (35°), MTOM, ISA, sea level||106 km/h||57 Kcas|
|Max Altitude||6096 m||20000 ft|
|Single Engine Service ceiling ISA, MTOM||2438 m||8000 ft|
|Max Range 4 persons (77kg): Long Range, Cruise 55%, PWR @ 10000, 30' Res.||1925 Km||1039 nm|
|Take-Off Distance over 50ft, MTOW, ISA||415 m||1361 ft|
|Landing Distance over 50ft, MLW||600 m||1969 ft|
|Take-Off Ground Run||249 m||817 ft|
|Landing Ground Run||240 m||787 ft|
|Max Endurance 4 persons (77kg): Long Range, Cruise 55%, PWR @ 10000, 30' Res.||7,2 h||7,2 h|
The new P.68C TC is easily recognisable thanks to its pilot door, longer nose with more space for avionics and weather radar and its up turned wing tips.
Interviews with our extensive family of enthusiastic owners and operators have confirmed the P.68C TC as an all round performer.
Private owners graduating to their first twin, experienced pilots using the aircraft both for leisure or business and operators routinely hauling passengers from and to remote locations all fly the P.68C TC with the same satisfaction.
|2.478m3||87.51 cu. Ft|
|0.824m3||28.98 cu. ft|
|3.198m3||112.8 cu. ft|
This view shows a standard 1+5 seat interior layout of P.68C TC including the arrangement of the cockpit crew, passenger cabin and baggage compartment with the Front RH Pilot door, the large aft RH Cargo door and the LH Passenger entrance door.
The aircraft can be also certified for 1+6 people by installing a rear bench allowing seating for three people.
One new feature of the new generation P.68C TC which is greatly appreciated is the redesigned interior which has recovered a lot of headroom especially in the aft passenger area.
The quickly removable seats make a large cabin volume available for the carriage of goods of all kinds from mountain bikes or golf clubs to stretchers for aerial ambulance duties. If the aircraft is used for business flying it can be easily configured in club seating just by switching the direction of two middle seats.
The new P.68C TC is available with two 210 hp Lycoming TIO-360-C1A6D turbocharged engines. These engines drive Hartzell constant speed, full feathering propellers.
The exceptionally clean lines of the P.68C TC are the result of many hours of wind tunnel testing and deliver an optimum performance in terms of maximum speed, rate of climb and endurance.
All the OEM parts installed on the P.68C TC series aircraft have been reviewed and updated to guarantee quick parts availability. With full production resumed also airframe parts availability is guaranteed.
Airborne SUV Capabilities
The P.68C TC can truly be considered an airborne SUV. The difference between the Vulcanair and any aircraft which may be comparable to it is that the P.68C has two engines and these two engines are powerful enough and reliable. No other light twin in the market offers three rows of removable seats, more than 65 cubic feet of internal volume including 20 cubic feet of cargo space allowing a max load in the cargo compartment of 400 lbs.
The P.68C TC flexible space allows the pilot to load the aircraft in many ways that can satisfy many different mission profiles.
Let’s not forget that the P68 Series is designed and manufactured in Italy. Look at the clean lines of the aircraft and you will notice the difference.
* It is the responsibility of the pilot to conduct all operations in accordance with the approved Pilot’s Operating Handbook, which is the only official source of data.
Painstaking work on the part of an ideal designer / test pilot combination have produced truly remarkable and benign handling characteristics particularly at low speeds or in the unlikely event of an engine failure. The forward position of the pilot in relation to the wing provides excellent rearward visibility in turns, making for greater safety in crowded airspace. With the optional de-icing equipment installed on the P68C TC has been operated day and night with safety and regularity, from severe winter conditions over the North Sea and throughout Northern Europe to the harsh environments of the continents of Africa and Australia.
The P68 Series has one common feature, economy. The economy of the aircraft is the result of the low operating costs and of the low maintenance costs which are a direct result of the aircraft construction simplicity and low fuel consumption and replacement costs of its power plants. The rugged maintenance free, leaf spring fixed undercarriage, lack of complicated systems and unsurpassed accessibility of servicing points reduce maintenance to the minimum. The high wing configuration enables the engine intakes and propeller tips to be kept well clear of the ground thereby reducing dust ingestion and stone denting to the minimum and extending engine and propeller service lives to the maximum.
While it can be true that composite aircraft have no rivets, at Vulcanair we believe that there are many advantages in aluminium construction. The first advantage is weight, compared to a similar structure made of aircraft certified composite materials The second are the known and well documented aging and fatigue qualities of aluminium structure together with the ease of repair.