Glasair GlaStar. Specifications. A photo.
Glasair GlaStar - lightweight single-engine plane developed Double designer Tom Hamilton in 90-ies of the last century and produced aircraft manufacturer «Glasair Aviation» from the 1994 2005 of the year.
A photoGlasair GlaStar
Development of the aircraft contrary to the expectations of experts was conducted without any base, which required quite some time, and in turn led to some increase in the cost of the project, but in fact, the model is very similar to previous versions, designed by American designer Tom Hamilton, aircraft.
His first flight of the aircraft took place in Glasair GlaStar 1994, after which it was almost immediately put into production, where there were about 11 years. The plane is made with the use of composite materials, which is why it was possible not only to greatly reduce the weight of the aircraft, but in fact, strengthen the structure of the body, thereby increasing the safety of air travel.
Glasair GlaStar photo
Due to the compact size of the aircraft cabin Glasair GlaStar, on board the aircraft can only accommodate two people, however, in accordance with a number of requests for future customers at the rear of the cabin is a luggage compartment that can carry a certain amount of payload, which increased the demand for aircraft in spite initial expectations. Due to its high maneuverability and the possibility of accelerate to high speeds, the plane Glasair GlaStar and may also be used as a sports aircraft, although to a greater extent, this aircraft has proved private use.
Powerplant Glasair GlaStar represented by one air-cooled four-cylinder piston aircraft engine Lycoming O-320 able to develop traction in 160 hp, which in turn allows you to reach a top speed of flight in 274 km \ h., At a maximum flight range up to 2315 kilometers. Among other things, the plane Glasair GlaStar may also be equipped with a more powerful model piston engine Lycoming O-360, working cylinders which are able to develop the capacity of 180 hp, which in turn affects the number of flight performance of the aircraft.
Among other things, the American aircraft manufacturers on the basis of the basic version of the model was also created three versions later degenerated into separate models:
- Symphony SA-160;
- Glasair Sportsman 2 + 2- Quadruple version of the aircraft;
- Plane Driven PD-1.
Over the entire period of production, it was released about 415 aircraft model Glasair GlaStar.
Specifications Glasair GlaStar.
- Crew: 1 people;
- Passenger: 1 people;
- aircraft Length: 6,71 m .;
- Wingspan: 10,68 m .;
- Plane Height: 2,13 m .;
- Weight of empty aircraft: 544 kg. (Depending on version);
- Payload: 345 kg. (Depending on version);
- Maximum takeoff weight: 889 kg. (Depending on version);
- Cruising speed: 269 km \ h. (Depending on version);
- Maximum flight speed: 274 km \ h. (Depending on version);
- Maximum flight distance: 2315 km .;
- Maximum flight height: 6100 m .;
- aircraft engine type: a piston;
- Powerplant: Lycoming O-320 (depending on version);
- Power: 160 hp (Depending on version).
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