Dornier Seastar. Specifications. A photo.
Dornier Seastar - turboprop multipurpose amphibious aircraft, manufactured by the German aircraft manufacturer «Dornier Seaplane Company».
Dornier Seastar photo
Development of the aircraft Dornier Seastar become conducted by German aircraft manufacturers for reasons of necessity of introduction of modern aircraft capable of performing takeoff and landing as a runway, and with the water surface, which in turn would be allowed to expand the applicability of civil aviation. From the outset of design work, the plane was designed for exceptional applicability in civil aviation, in particular, were considered especially export opportunities, however, and in the territory of Germany itself these aircraft are quite have the confidence popularity.
A photoDornier Seastar
The design of the aircraft Dornier Seastar is made of composite materials, which in turn made it possible not only to facilitate the aircraft weight, but actually strengthened fuselage, making it possible to increase the maximum payload, to take on board.
The first flight of the aircraft Dornier Seastar held August 17 1984 years, however, the plane entered service does not immediately - this was due to the need to improve the structure of the aircraft.
Depending on the use, on board the aircraft Dornier Seastar could accommodate up to 14 people - 2 crew and 12 passengers at the same time the aircraft is capable of air travel at a sufficiently length of the route - up to 1850 kilometers, which allows to operate the aircraft, both local as well as on regional routes. In addition, due to the fact that the aircraft Dornier Seastar is a multipurpose aircraft, it is also suitable for transporting various types of goods, in particular, the maximum useful to take on board a load of about 1800 kg, which is also very widely used to this day.
Power plant Dornier Seastar consists of two turboprop engines Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-112, each of which is capable of speeds in 500 hp, which in turn provides an opportunity to carry out the aircraft air travel at a cruising speed of 340 km \ h.
Over the entire period of production, the German aircraft manufacturers to issue several dozen aircraft Dornier Seastar models, some of which were sent to other countries, and some remained in Germany. Operation Dornier Seastar is conducted and to date, despite the fact that the age of the aircraft exceeds 30-year term.
Specifications Dornier Seastar.
- Crew: 1-2 person;
- Passenger: 12 people;
- aircraft Length: 12,46 m .;
- Wingspan: 15,5 m .;
- Plane Height: 4,6 m .;
- Weight of empty aircraft: 2400 kg .;
- Payload: 1800 kg .;
- Maximum takeoff weight: 4200 kg .;
- Cruising speed: 340 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight speed: 375 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight distance: 1850 km .;
- Maximum flight height: 8530 m .;
- aircraft engine Type: Turboprop;
- Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-112;
- Power: 2 × 500 hp
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