Beechcraft 17

Number of Active Aircraft: NA Active- Map


Far ahead of its time, the stagger wing first flew in 1932.

Called the Stagger wing due to its unconventional wing stagger, where the bottom wing was forward of the top wing. This stagger improved stall handling and visibility for the pilot. The early design also included a retractable gear. The Later D17 included a stretched fuselage and additional modifications. Some of these mods included repositioning the ailerons to the upper wings and improved breaking.

It was designed during the Great Depression primarily for the business executive.

Fuel Cost ($):
General Stats:
Seat Capacity: 4
Empty Weight: 2540 lbs
Max Weight 4250 lbs
Useful Load: 1710 lbs
Engine Name Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN-1
Engine Number 1
Horsepower 450 HP
Never Exceed Speed: 0 kts
Stall speed: 0 kts
Service Ceiling: 25000 ft
Max Fuel 145 Gal
Performance/Efficiency Metrics:
Cruise Speed(75%BHP): 176 kts
GPH (75% BHP): 24
MPG (75% BHP) 7.3
Range (75% BHP): 961 nm
Fuel Cost Per Seat Mile 0.2 $
Fuel Cost Per Hour 144 $
MPG per 1000 lbs of Payload 12.54
F-T (Speed^2/FuelBurn) 12.9 HP
F-T Payload 22.1 kts
MPH To HP: 3.9 kts
T/O Roll - T/O over 50 FT OBST 0 ft / 0 ft

SA01988SE (PAGE 2) Installation of Electronics International Inc. Glass Panel Engine Monitor (with In-Flight Data) MVP-50P.  Issued 4/17/2009 0:00
SA02283SE Page 1 Installation of Electronics International Inc. Glass Panel Engine Monitor (with In Flight Data) CGR-30P Reissued 8/27/2013
SA131GL Installation of Eastern Aircraft Corp. fuel quantity indicating system. Issued 8/4/1976
SA1455NM Installation of a flame proof auxiliary heater-dryer Model12-1600. Amended 12/11/1985
SA1461NM Installation of fuselage structure assembly Issued 4/19/1982
SA1626NM Page 1 Installation of Electronics Int l Digital EGT/CHT Instruments and accessories. (201 Series) Amended 3/9/1993
SA2-952 Installation of fiberglass covering. Reissued 9/10/1996
SA2691SO Installation of Cleveland hydraulic brake conversion kit no. 199-167 Reissued 3/18/2004
SA4-1210 Installation of Eonnex cover on aircraft surfaces. Reissued 8/19/1980
SA4302NM (PAGE 1) Installation of Electronics Int l digital automatic engine analyzer. Amended 10/13/1989
SA555NW Installation of front and rear landing gear truss assemblies. Issued 1/20/1978
SA8075SW (PAGE 1) Installation of fiberglass covering. (M-62 SERIES PT-19) (G-73 SCHWEIZER) Reissued 11/10/2003
Fusulage Construction
Airframe Material
Number of Doors
Wing Location
Wing Construction
Wing Rib Material
Wing Skin Material
Aileron Type
Aileron Trim
Aileron Control System
Flap Type
Wing Flap Actuation
Empennage Type
Empennage Rib Material
Empennage Skin Material
Rudder Trim
Yaw Trim Actuator
Yaw Control System
Pitch Trim
Pitch Control System
Pitch Trim Actuator
Landing Gear
Landing Gear Type
Retraction System
Emergency Extension
Ground Steering
Shock Absorbtion Main Gear
Shock Absorbtion Other Gear
Brake Type
Brake Controls
Instrument Panel
Flight Control
Number of Seats
Window Defrost
Normal Climb Profile Speed (KIAS)
Maximum Climb Profile Speed (KIAS)
Number of Engines
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Fuel/Air Mechanism
Number of Cylinders
Max HP
Starter System
Propeller Manufacturer
Propeller Model
Number of Blades
Minimum Diameter
Maximum Diameter
Propeller Type
Propeller Governor
Fuel System
Fuel System Type
Approved Fuel Type 1
Approved Fuel Type 2
Approved Fuel Type 3
Fuel Capacity (G)
Tank Type 1 Location
Tank Type 1 Capacity (G)
Tank Type 2 Location
Tank Type 2 Capacity (G)
Usable Fuel (G)
Oil Capacity (Quarts)
Electrical System
Power Source
Power Storage
System Voltage
Alternator Amp
Battery Voltage
Battery Amp/Hour
Maximum T/O Weight (lbs)
Maximum LDG Weight (lbs)
Standard Empty Weight (lbs)
Useful Load (lbs) 0
Station 1 Baggage Location
Max Weight Station 1 (lbs)
Station 2 Baggage Location
Max Weight Station 2(lbs)
Station 3 Baggage Location
Max Weight Station 3(lbs)
Wing Loading (lbs/sq.ft)
Vne (KCAS)
Vno (KCAS)
Va(Max Gross) (KCAS)


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