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De Havilland DH 94 Moth Minor. Specifications. A photo.
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De Havilland DH 94 Moth Minor. Specifications. A photo.

De Havilland DH 94 Moth Minor. Specifications. A photo.

 

De Havilland DH 94 Moth Minor - light multipurpose monoplane, designed by the British company «De Havilland Aircraft Company» in 1937 year.

 

De Havilland DH 94 Moth Minora photo

 

Work on designing a light multi-purpose aircraft began British design engineers in 1934 year, moreover, the new aircraft is intended to use as a personal aircraft, as well as educational and training tools.

To provide more aerodynamic aircraft design, aircraft manufacturers have come to believe that the aircraft cabin must have an open type, as compared with an enclosed cabin, the drag of the aircraft during flight reduced by 12%, which in turn allows us to develop greater speed , saving fuel consumption, etc. However, open cockpit aircraft imposes a number of restrictions on the operational capabilities of the aircraft, in particular transport of goods in this case is not possible.

Due to the high aerodynamic component, the aircraft De Havilland DH 94 Moth Minor has good maneuverability that, in the presence of a sufficiently high speed of movement, allows to use the aircraft as a means of air sports.

The first flight tests of the model aircraft De Havilland DH 94 Moth Minor, suffered in June, 1937 years, moreover, the aircraft was able to successfully pass all the required tests, so that, for several months, the aircraft went into production, being quite popular among customers .

On board the multipurpose monoplane model De Havilland DH 94 Moth Minor can accommodate only two people at the same time, an open cabin, does not allow for the transport of goods, which greatly restricts the operation of the aircraft. However, the plane is present paired control that allows you to use the aircraft as a means of teaching and training, which has proved very popular.

 

A photoDe Havilland DH 94 Moth Minor

 

During the Second World War, the aircraft was operated for training military pilots - for their own needs, the UK Royal Air Force bought 25 aircraft of this model, which is in use only a few years.

Aircraft De Havilland DH 94 Moth Minor equipped power plant consisting of a piston aircraft engine brand de Havilland Gipsy Minor, which has a thrust of 90 hp, which provides the possibility of making the aircraft fly at a cruising speed of 190 km \ h. The maximum flight range of the aircraft De Havilland DH 94 Moth Minor is 485 kilometers.

Apart from the main production version of the aircraft, the British aircraft manufacturers have made the release of the upgraded version also De Havilland DH 94 Moth Minor Coupe, from a technical point of view is virtually identical to the original version of the aircraft.

 

Technical specifications De Havilland DH 94 Moth Minor.

 

  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 7,44 m (depending on version).
  • Wingspan: 11,16 m (depending on version).
  • Plane Height: 1,93 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 446 kg .;
  • Payload: 254 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 700 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 190 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 205 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 485 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5100 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: de Havilland Gipsy Minor;
  • Power: 90 hp

 

 

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