Extra EA-500. Specifications. A photo.
Extra EA-500 - German single-engine turboprop multipurpose aircraft, manufactured by «Extra Aircraft» ( «Extra Flugzeugbau GmbH»).
A photoExtra EA-500
Designing turboprop aircraft Extra EA-500 was carried out by German specialists on the basis of the other, has become less successful model Extra EA-400. Distinctive features of this aircraft is that experts have increased the fuselage of the aircraft, installed here turboprop powerplant, and in fact, greatly improved the aircraft, while reducing its price and thus making very popular.
His first flight of the aircraft took place in 2002 year, while as for the development of the project by the German engineers Aircraft took less than one and a half years, while the exterior design and the flight performance of the aircraft is largely different from the basic version, on which aircraft apparatus and created.
Extra EA-500 photo
At its core, the plane Extra EA-500 retained their multi-purpose use - on board can accommodate up to 6 people (including one pilot), or the same aircraft may be suitable for the transport of goods total weight does not exceed the payload installed in 730 kilos and without exceeding the dimensions and volume of the cabin of the aircraft. If necessary, the aircraft Extra EA-500 can be used both on local airlines and regional air routes, as the maximum following distance from this aircraft is limited 2963 kilometers, which is quite acceptable.
Turboprop aircraft engine Rolls-Royce Model 250-B17F / 2 able to develop power in 450 hp, allows the aircraft to make air travel at speeds of up to 435 km \ h, at the same power plant itself is quite reliable and efficient in terms of its operation and maintenance service.
Produced plane Extra EA-500 also for export to the United States and Canada, and, according to 2010 year for 8 years of production of the aircraft, about 35 pieces of equipment have been built, most of which is for the purpose of the (transport and passenger planes), while others are general aviation.
In 2012, German aircraft manufacturers have sounded information that the plan to create an expanded version of the aircraft, capable of taking on board up to 10 people, including one pilot and ten passengers, according to preliminary information at the end of 2014 years, the project was still in the development stage , with the official date of submission of the modified version is still currently unknown.
Specifications Extra EA-500.
- Crew: 1 people;
- Passenger: 5 people;
- aircraft Length: 10,1 m .;
- Wingspan: 11,7 m .;
- Plane Height: 3,4 m .;
- Weight of empty aircraft: 1420 kg .;
- Payload: 730 kg .;
- Maximum takeoff weight: 2150 kg .;
- Cruising speed: 419 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight speed: 435 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight distance: 2963 km .;
- Maximum flight height: 7620 m .;
- aircraft engine Type: Turboprop;
- Powerplant: Rolls-Royce Model 250-B17F / 2;
- Power: 450 hp
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