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The Seeker is a versatile, purpose built, light observation aircraft specifically designed and developed for surveillance missions. The Seeker is the most cost-effective surveillance aircraft on the market today. It provides unmatched surveillance specific qualities including flexibility, maneuverability, and visibility when compared to both fixed and rotary wing aircraft. Seeker Aircraft, Inc. manufactures, distributes, and supports its aircraft worldwide, offering a turnkey solution for any light observation need across the globe.

The Seeker, a FAA Part 23 Normal Category Certified aircraft, features a side-by-side configured cockpit with helicopter-like visibility along with under fuselage mounting capability and wing hard points. In addition, the Seeker’s high mounted pusher propeller and conventional tail wheel landing configuration make it a superior aircraft to operate where short take offs and landings are required at austere locations. A complete NVG compatible cockpit redesign with a glass navigation system, parts and component standardization and an improved fuel system make the Seeker ideal for commercial operations.

Standard Features

  • Vortex generators
  • Fixed Slats
  • Wing Stall Fences
  • Wing cuffs
  • 6” main wheels and brakes
  • 8.00 X 6 tires
  • 8” tail wheel
  • Dual controls
  • Vertical speed indicator
  • 4-Point inertia reel seat harnesses
  • Alternator
  • Annunciator panel
  • Navigational strobe lights
  • Landing and taxiing light
  • Garmin GTN 750/650 Navigation
  • IFR Certified
  • Digital Engine Monitor System
  • Cabin fan heater-demister
  • Concorde sealed battery
  • Airspeed indicator
  • Altimeter
  • Turn-coordinator
  • Outside air temperature gauge
  • Tachometer / hour meter
  • Fuel gauges (left and right)
  • Stall warning indicator
  • Compass
  • Clock
  • Hobbs hour meter
  • Attitude indicator
  • Directional indicator
  • NVG Compatible Lighting
  • GPS communications
  • Garmin VHF Radio
  • Transponder
  • Audio panel
  • Altitude encoder

Characteristics

  • Dual cockpit with side by side seating
  • Unrestricted 270 degree cockpit visibility
  • Unimpeded sensor field of view
  • High mounted rear engine
  • Stable sensor platform
  • Low vibration
  • High mounted pusher propeller
  • Agile handling characteristics
  • Stable stall characteristics
  • No fuel lines in cockpit
  • Metal fuselage
  • Simple construction
  • Easy field maintenance
  • Commercial “off the shelf” parts
  • Short takeoff and landing from unprepared surfaces
  • Conventional Tail Wheel Landing Gear
  • Easy Assembly and Disassembly in the field
  • Fits in 40’ Sealand Container or a C-130
  • Low Audible Threshold

Dimensions

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Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications SB7L-360A SB7L-360A2
WEIGHT
Maximum T/O Weight 1,977 LB 2,147 LB
SPEEDS
Min. Patrol Speed (CAS) 65 KTS 65 KTS
Cruise 75% Power (CAS) 101 KTS 114 KTS
Never Exceed (CAS) 134 KTS 134 KTS
Stall (0° Flap) (IAS) 58 KTS 58 KTS
Stall (40° Flap) (IAS) 48 KTS 48 KTS
Ceiling 15,000 Ft 15,000 Ft
ENDURANCE (INC. RESERVE)
Min. Patrol Speed (65 KTS) 6HRS 30MIN 6HRS 30MIN
Cruise (90 KTS) 5HRS 30MIN 5HRS 30MIN
RANGE
Patrol Speed (65 KTS) 454 NM 454 NM
Cruise 540 NM 540 NM
ENGINES
Model Lycoming 0-360B2C Lycoming IO-390A1A6
FUEL
Usable Fuel 45.4 GAL 45.4 GAL
Type MOGAS or 100LL 100LL

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