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The Beechcraft Musketeer is a family of single-engine, low-wing, light aircraft that was produced by Beechcraft. The line includes the Model 19 Musketeer Sport, the Model 23 Musketeer, Custom and Sundowner, the Model 23-24 Musketeer Super III the retractable gear Model 24-R Sierra and the military CT-134 Musketeer.

The Musketeer line was in production from model years 1963 to 1983, during which time a total of 4,366 were produced.[1] The type certificate for the Musketeer family of aircraft has been owned by Hawker Beechcraft since 26 March 2007.

Design and Development

Model 23 Musketeer and Custom
The first of the line was the Model 23. It was introduced under the "Musketeer" name as a 1963 model at an initial price of $13,300 and was powered by a Lycoming O-320-D2B engine of 160 bhp (120 kW). The next year this engine was replaced by the Continental IO-346-A engine of 165 bhp (123 kW).

This engine was not a success and was in turn replaced by the Lycoming O-360-A4J engine of 180 bhp (130 kW) starting with the B23 Musketeer Custom of 1968. In 1970 the C23 version was introduced also under the name "Musketeer Custom". In 1972 the C23 was renamed the "Sundowner". When properly equipped, the B23 and C23 are approved for limited aerobatics.

A total of 2,331 Beechcraft 23s of all variants were manufactured by the time production was completed 20 years later in 1983.

General Characteristics jasdkghjash

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: three passengers
  • Length: 25 ft 8 in (7.82 m)
  • Wingspan: 32 ft 9 in (9.98 m)
  • Height: 8 ft 3 in (2.51 m)
  • Wing area: 146 sq ft (13.6 m2)
  • Airfoil: NACA 63A415
  • Empty weight: 1,375 lb (624 kg)
  • Gross weight: 2,400 lb (1,089 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Continental IO-346-A four cylinder
  • Propellers: 2-bladed fixed pitch

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 235 km/h
  • Cruise speed: 189 km/h) long range cruise speed
  • Stall speed: 63 kn (72 mph; 117 km/h)
  • Never exceed speed: 152 kn (175 mph; 282 km/h)
  • Range: 676 nmi (778 mi; 1,252 km) with reserves
  • Service ceiling: 13,000 ft (4,000 m)
  • Rate of climb: 728 ft/min (3.70 m/s)

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General guidelines

  1. New Air Filters should be stored in a dust free area.
  2. Replace air filter every 500 hours or 2 years whichever occurs first.
  3. It is important to ensure that the filter media is maintained in a clean condition – over-servicing of the filter will shorten the effective life of the filter.
  4. Holding the filter into bright light or direct sunshine will indicate any blockages or damage to the filter.
  5. Bonding of gasket material is of highest standard but it is important to ensure that gasket material is adhered securely to filter frame at all times.
  6. Maintain the filter housing and air transfer duct so there are not dust leaks to the engine.
  7. Inspect the filter prior to each flight – check that the filter is secure and not damaged.
  8. When installing the airfilter, ensure that the airflow and UP or DOWN markings are adhered to.
  9. Check that the filter is secure and seals to the mounting brackets
DO NOT!!!
  1. Install a wet air filter on the engie – ie after cleaning
  2. Clean or re-use damaged filters
  3. Use solvents or gasoline to clean filters
  4. Apply oil to the filter before or after servicing
  5. Remove the air filter from the housing – unless removing for cleaning due to dust or other visable contaminants.

Service Instruction

  1. Blow dry compressed air (100psi or less) through element from clean side.
  2. If nesessary wash element in warm water (120 degrees or less) solution with household detergent. Rinse thoroughly. Examine pleated media carefully to determine that media has not been damaged.
  3. CAUTION: Replace element for any of the following reasons:
  • Pleated media is cut, torn, wornor uncleanable.
  • Media end caps (if so equipped) are bent out of flat.
  • Perforated metal bent into pleated media.
  • Gasket is cut, deformed or damaged in any manner.
  • Do not use oil on this filter.

Recommonded service life - 500 hours or 2 years.