NAL Saras. Specifications. A photo.
NAL Saras - light multipurpose aircraft manufactured civilian Indian aircraft company «National Aerospace Laboratories» to 2004 years.
A photoNAL Saras
Start of development of lung multipurpose civil aircraft NAL Saras began in 1991 year, while, in the early stages of the aircraft developed by Indian experts together with Russian design engineers who are actually able to choose the future design of the aircraft, although, as experts say, aircraft likely would not be a big popularity because of a number of technical design features.
At the end of May 2004, the NAL Saras aircraft made its first flight, with, by optimizing the design, it was also suitable for transporting people and cargo for a total weight of up to 1232 kilos, it can be used in several sectors of civil aviation. However, the project itself that the aircraft was very expensive, which is why the popularity of the model NAL Saras has not received, though development on the current project continues that in the near future may become the reason for the emergence of a new aircraft based on this version.
NAL Saras photo
NAL Saras aircraft is designed to operate on local routes - on board the aircraft is allowed to carry up to 14 passengers, and for the control of the aircraft requires at least three crew members. The aircraft is able to overcome the distance to 1627 kilometers, which is quite acceptable for this type of aircraft.
Of particular interest in model aircraft NAL Saras attracts quite unusual propulsion system, consisting of two turboprop engines located in the rear of the aircraft and perform the pushing function. Each of the two engines Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67A able to develop power in 1200 hp, thereby creating sufficient traction, as well as flight at maximum speeds of up to 550 km \ h. To manage this aircraft required a great experience, as during takeoff and landing big angle can lead to the fact that the blade of the power plant can touch the surface of the runway, which could result in a tragic accident.
It is expected that by the end of the year on the basis of 2016 model NAL Saras will set up an administrative version of the aircraft type, at the same time, Indian engineers intend to make the design of the aircraft more modern and secure.
Today we know that there is only one plane NAL Saras, while as for all the time it was built two models of the aircraft.
Specifications NAL Saras.
- Crew: 3 person;
- Passenger: 14 people;
- aircraft Length: 15,02 m .;
- Wingspan: 14,7 m .;
- Heights aircraft: 5,2 m .;
- Weight of empty aircraft: 5868 kg .;
- Payload: 1232 kg .;
- Maximum takeoff weight: 7100 kg .;
- Cruising speed: 520 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight speed: 550 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight distance: 1627 km .;
- Maximum flight height: 9144 m .;
- aircraft engine Type: Turboprop;
- Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67A;
- Power: 2 × 1200 hp
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