CZAW Mermaid. Specifications. A photo.
CZAW Mermaid - lightweight single-engine amphibious aircraft of Czech production, produced in small series with 2011 years.
A photoCZAW Mermaid
Development of the aircraft CZAW Mermaid was conducted initially by the Czech aircraft manufacturers for the needs of small civil aviation, as well as for private use, however, due to the fact that the aircraft could not fully justified itself, the issue of the aircraft was a very very limited - according to some sources, it was built only 11 aircrafts of this model, then, the issue has been formally completed.
In addition to its main purpose, the plane CZAW Mermaid positioned as a sports aircraft, which mainly contributes to its lightweight design, powerful enough for this type of aircraft engine airplanes, as well as high maneuverability and good governance. However, for such a purpose amphibious aircraft used very often, though, the developers there was laid a certain potential and prospects that later resulted in the more advanced models based on the design developed by the aircraft.
CZAW Mermaida photo
To ensure the aircraft compact dimensions, the interior space of the aircraft is very much limited, which does not allow air travel long due to some discomfort in the cockpit. However, the on-board model CZAW Mermaid can accommodate up to two people - a pilot and a passenger, which gives a good opportunity for the private use of this aircraft. In view of the design features of the aircraft amphibious transport it to any goods, is not possible, and it is mainly expressed very compact place in the cockpit, as well as the minimum payload is only 180 kg.
In order to ensure the aircraft high speed and a maximum speed of flight CZAW Mermaid is 210 km \ h., Provided aviarazrabotchiki setting here is very powerful six-cylinder piston aircraft engine Jabiru 3300, the ability to develop a pushing force in 120 hp maximum range of flight of the aircraft is limited only 570 kilometers, which according to experts is one of the reasons for the low demand for this aircraft among customers.
Subsequently, based on the model CZAW Mermaid was created several sports planes - aerodynamic fuselage of the aircraft, and it is quite effective aircraft performance qualities have contributed to this, but in fact, the aircraft itself was considered a failure in terms of its commercial component, and according to some, could not even recouped the entire production period, as well as the time spent on development.
Specifications CZAW Mermaid.
- Crew: 1 people;
- Passenger: 1 people;
- aircraft Length: 6,5 m .;
- Wingspan: 9,5 m .;
- Plane Height: 1,8 m .;
- Weight of empty aircraft: 380 kg .;
- Payload: 180 kg .;
- Maximum takeoff weight: 560 kg .;
- Cruising speed: 188 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight speed: 210 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight distance: 570 km .;
- Maximum flight height: 3600 m .;
- aircraft engine type: a piston;
- Powerplant: Jabiru 3300;
- Power: 120 hp
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