• Review: Quest Kodiak

    Quest Kodiak

    Publisher: Lionheart Creations

    Review Author:
    Ray Andersen

    Suggested Price:
    $24.95

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    Intro

    The Quest Kodiak is a single engine, turboprop, high winged, unpressurized aircraft featuring a fixed tricycle gear and built by Quest Aircraft since the beginning of this millennium. The aircraft comes in various versions as a passenger version fitting 10+ passengers, a cargo version for utility transport and also a skydiving version has been certificated. Also the aircraft can be purchased as a wheel version or a float version.

    The aircraft is suitable for operations on small and/or unimproved airfields due to the robust landing gear, high powered Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34 turboprop engine and the superb STOL performance that is primarily due to the discontinuous leading edge on the outboard wing.

    General Information & Aircraft Specs:

    • Produced by Quest Aircraft
    • First flight 16 October 2004
    • Introduction 13 May 2005
    • Role: Light transport aircraft
    • Status: Active and in Production
    • Built: 100+ (2013)
    • Designer: Evan Mortenson
    • Unit cost $1.7 million
    • Primary user:
      • Mission Aviation Fellowship
    • Crew 1 pilot
    • Capacity 9 passengers
    • Payload 284 ft3 (8.04 m3) - No passengers
    • Length 33.4 ft (10.2 m)
    • Wingspan 45.0 ft (13.7 m)
    • Height 15.4 ft (4.69 m)
    • Wing area 240 ft2 (22.30 m2)
    • Aspect ratio 8.44
    • Empty weight 3,770 lb (1,710 kg)
    • Useful load 3.535 lb (1,603 kg)
    • MTOW 7,255 lb (3,291 kg)
    • Power plant 1x P&W Canada PT6A-34 Turboprop (TO 750 hp / Cruise 700 hp continuous)
    • Propellers Hartzell four blade, full feathering, reversible propeller (diameter 96 in (2.44 m))
    • Maximum speed 183 KIAS (211 mph / 339 km/h)
    • Stall speed flaps retracted 77 knots (89 mph / 143 km/h)
    • Stall speed flaps extended 59 knots (68 mph / 109 km/h)
    • Range 1,032 nm at 12,000 ft (3,700 m), 179 knots (332 km/h)
    • Endurance 5.9 hours at 10,000 ft (3,000 m), high-speed cruise
    • Service ceiling 25,000 ft (7,620 m)
    • Rate of climb Max MSL 1,371 ft/min (6.96 m/s) / 874 ft/min at 10,000 ft (3,000 m)
    • Wing load 30.22 lb/ft2 (147.6 kg/m2)

    2 Comments
    1. lmhariano's Avatar
      lmhariano -
      You forgot to mention the Performance pack, for both FSX and FS9 (haven't tried in P3D). In FS9 converts textures to DXT3, in FSX converts them to 1024 x 1024. Without this, the aircraft was unflyable in my system.
    1. firehawkordy's Avatar
      firehawkordy -
      I've had this for a few years now and it's still fun to fly in and out of rough and short fields. I also recommend the performance pack as it does allow lower end systems to use the plane without seeing a "slide show". As for sound, there is a low cost PT-6 sound pack at the Pilot Shop and it goes well with the Kodiak. If only the Air Claw could be modeled and released as either an addon or a stand alone aircraft.
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