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Extra EA-400. Specifications. A photo.
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Extra EA-400. Specifications. A photo.

Extra EA-400. Specifications. A photo.

 

Extra EA-400 - lightweight six-seater single-engine multi-purpose aircraft, manufactured by the German aircraft manufacturer «Extra Flugzeugbau GmbH» with 1996 years.

 

A photoExtra EA-400

 

Work on the creation of a multi-purpose passenger and cargo aircraft were German engineers, aircraft designers over 6 years, while themselves developing in the process underwent a number of changes and additions, which ultimately led to greatly increased the price of one aircraft, which is why the popularity of the aircraft was very mediocre.

The main and primary reason for the design of this aircraft was the demand for a multipurpose aircraft capable of carrying out air transportation as passengers, taking into account the possibility of flying on local airlines, and carrying out transportation of small masses of cargo. If at the first stages of design the project promised to become very popular, then, ultimately, the production of Extra EA-400 aircraft was very limited - for the whole production period, only a dozen of these aircraft were built.

 

Extra EA-400 photo

 

The airplane Extra EA-400 has small dimensions - the length of the aircraft is less than 10 meters with the wingspan of 11,5 meters, but in spite of this, it is able to carry up to 5 passengers, without taking into account one pilot, Mass of the order of 569 kilogram. The maximum range of this aircraft is about 2889 kilometers. While, due to the limited maximum payload and free space in the cabin, the aircraft is very rarely used at distances over thousands of kilometers due to the inappropriateness.

As the power plant in an airplane models Extra EA-400 uses a turbocharged six-cylinder piston aircraft engine Continental TSIOL-550-C Voyager, capable of developing a thrust of 350 hp The maximum of the aircraft airspeed is approximately 385 km \ h. However, due to the above drawbacks, it is likely only a small positive torque.

 

CabinExtra EA-400

 

The most significant reason for the aircraft Extra EA-400 not gained popularity, is the extremely high cost component, as of early 2014 year, about one million dollars, which of course is largely higher than that of more advanced aircraft of this type .

Subsequently, the German developers offered to strengthen the fuselage of the aircraft and installed on the aircraft turboprop aircraft engine, however, due to the virtual absence of demand for this model, from the decision was made to abandon.

 

Specifications Extra EA-400.

 

  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 5 people;
  • aircraft Length: 9,57 m .;
  • Wingspan: 11,5 m .;
  • Plane Height: 3,09 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 1430 kg .;
  • Payload: 569 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1999 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 348 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 385 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 3889 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 7620 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Continental TSIOL-550-C Voyager;
  • Power: 350 hp

 

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