Spartan Arrow. Specifications. A photo.
Spartan Arrow - British single-engine biplane double, designed and produced by the company «Spartan Aircraft Limited» with 1931 1933 on year.
A photoSpartan Arrow
As a basis for the design of a single-engine light aircraft Spartan Arrow, British engineers have taken the model aircraft Simmonds Spartan, which appeared a few years earlier, but has received some success among the owners. In general, aircraft design features were optimized to improve maneuverability and increase the aerodynamic properties of the aircraft, at the same time, some changes were also flight performance of the aircraft, in a certain way improving its flight.
Spartan Arrow photo
Start of work on aircraft design Spartan Arrow was put in 1929 year, about a year after the creation of the model Simmonds Spartan, moreover, thanks to the already existing experience in the construction of biplanes, British aircraft manufacturers of the company «Spartan Aircraft Limited» managed to quickly create an airplane and make it first tests were successful. In 1931 year Spartan Arrow aircraft was sent to mass production, however, stayed there for a very short time - release was officially discontinued in the year 1933, in this case, the main reason is the low demand for the aircraft.
Over the entire period of production was established 15 aircraft Spartan Arrow models, two of which are prototypes and 13 aircraft have been sold to private owners. Aircraft Spartan Arrow got very widespread throughout the world despite the fact that mass production was very limited - the plane was operated in the UK, Sweden, Norway, Australia, New Zealand and some other countries, however, to date, remained only one the model aircraft, located in Great Britain.
Experts do not exclude that the low demand for aircraft Spartan Arrow related to his use of a very narrow specialization. In particular, the aircraft is suitable only for carriage on its board of two people, and despite the fact that its power characteristics make it possible to take on board and additional weight due to design features of the aircraft, it is simply no place to place.
The power plant of the aircraft Spartan Arrow consists of a piston aircraft engine de Havilland Gipsy II has a capacity of 120 hp, which in turn provides the aircraft the ability to accelerate to speeds in 175 km \ h. (Maximum speed) and allows to overcome the distance to 700 kilometers. Among other things, one of the planes had built Napier aircraft engine of the same capacity, but to date this instance is not preserved.
Specifications Spartan Arrow.
- Crew: 1 people;
- Passenger: 1 people;
- aircraft Length: 7,62 m .;
- Wingspan: 9,34 m .;
- Plane Height: 2,9 m .;
- Weight of empty aircraft: 439 kg .;
- Payload: 356 kg .;
- Maximum takeoff weight: 795 kg .;
- Cruising speed: 155 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight speed: 175 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight distance: 810 km .;
- Maximum flight height: 4080 m .;
- aircraft engine type: a piston;
- Powerplant: de Havilland Gipsy II;
- Power: 120 hp
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