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Luscombe 11. Specifications. A photo.
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Luscombe 11. Specifications. A photo.

Luscombe 11. Specifications. A photo.

 

Luscombe 11 - lightweight single-engine civilian aircraft, developed by the American aircraft manufacturer «Luscombe Aircraft» in the middle of 40-ies of the last century.

 

Luscombe 11 photo

 

The design of the Luscombe 11 was initiated by American aircraft builders before the outbreak of World War II, however, in fact, engineers were unable to complete the testing of this model in time, so the production of the Luscombe 11 aircraft did not appear until 1946. Due to the rather late appearance of the aircraft, its cost has greatly increased, in connection with which, the number of produced aircraft was small - according to some data, it was possible to build only 60 aircraft before the production of this model was completed, moreover, the production of one From modifications continued until the bankruptcy of the aircraft building company, which came in 2009 year.

The Luscombe 11 is suitable for both passenger transportation and cargo transportation. Its large enough and spacious cabin allows to place on board up to 4 people, including also one pilot, which allowed to operate the aircraft in the commercial sphere of civil aviation, however, due to weak demand due to the above circumstances, it was not applied. If necessary, on board the aircraft it was possible to load up to 454 kilogram of payload, while the maximum flight range of this aircraft was 926 kilometers. As a rule, in order to use the aircraft as a transport aircraft, it was required to dismantle the rear passenger seats.

 

A photoLuscombe 11

 

The aircraft model Luscombe 11 equipped with a piston powerplant in the form of a four-cylinder aircraft engine Continental E-165-2, the ability to develop traction in 165 hp, which in turn allows you to accelerate to a sufficiently high flight speeds, in particular, the maximum speed of the aircraft is 290 km \ h., which is quite acceptable, especially considering the year of production of the aircraft.

In addition to basic production version of the aircraft Luscombe 11, American aircraft manufacturers have also carried out and release a modified version Luscombe 11E, having better flight performance, thus ensuring greater operating efficiency of the aircraft.

 

CabinLuscombe 11

 

According to 2014 years, in the world there 37 aircraft model Luscombe 11, the absolute number is located on the territory of the United States and Canada.

 

Specifications Luscombe 11.

 

  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 3 person (depending on layout);
  • aircraft Length: 7,2 m (depending on version).
  • Wingspan: 11,6 m (depending on version).
  • Plane Height: 2,1 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 581 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 454 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1035 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 210 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 290 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 926 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5182 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Continental E-165-2 (depending on version);
  • Power: 165 hp (Depending on version).

 

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