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Rutan VariEze. Specifications. A photo.
Rutan VariEze. Specifications. A photo.

Rutan VariEze. Specifications. A photo.


Rutan VariEze - American single-engine light aircraft manufactured by Aircraft «Rutan Aircraft Factory» with 1975 years.


Rutan VariEzea photo


The high-tech aircraft Rutan VariEze was designed by US aircraft manufacturers and designers in the 1970 year. Because the leading specialist company, Burt Rutan, offered a very unusual design for a future project, it was decided to perform aircraft using the latest available technologies, in view of which the aircraft has a very high flight performance, however, because of the design features, the scope of the use of the aircraft is very narrow, and allows you to operate the vehicle solely for private purposes.

Aircraft Rutan VariEze made its first migration in May 1975 years, and after some technical modifications, the aircraft was sent to mass production, which enjoyed very great popularity, as evidenced by the fact that in just 7 years of release over 400 aircrafts were built who actively continue to operate and to date.


A photoRutan VariEze


The most unusual feature of the aircraft Rutan VariEze is the lack of a tail part, as such, however, this fact does not affect the controllability of the aircraft and its maneuverability. Moreover, the plane has two pairs of wings - one pair of wings of a small scope is located in the bow of the aircraft, and the second - in the back, and due to this fact, the plane with relative low power power plant can develop and greater airspeed and for a long time to be in the air.

The cabin can accommodate two persons of the aircraft - the pilot and the passenger, while free space is very very limited, it is not possible to transport on board an aircraft any goods, however, despite this fact, the plane is very popular.

As a sports aircraft model aircraft Rutan VariEze can not be applied due to the strength of its design features, in particular, the aircraft is designed only for small positive and negative overload, when in fact, its high maneuverability and speed of flight contributed to this perfectly.


AircraftRutan VariEze


Powerplant Rutan VariEze aircraft consists of a piston aircraft engine Continental O-200-B power in 100 hp located at the rear of the aircraft and performs the role of the pushing force, not pulling, which is more familiar to most models of this aircraft type. However, due to this fact, the plane Rutan VariEze can accelerate up to speed in 315 km \ h., And easily overcome the distance to 1370 kilometers.


Specifications Rutan VariEze.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 4,32 m .;
  • Wingspan: 6,78 m .;
  • Plane Height: 1,76 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 263 kg .;
  • Payload: 213 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 476 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 265 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 315 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 1370 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 3800 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Continental O-200-B;
  • Power: 100 hp



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