Starfire Firebolt. Thoseto technical specifications. A photo.
Starfire Firebolt - American single-engined sports biplane, designed and manufactured by «Starfire Aviation» with 1996 years.
Starfire Firebolt photo
Development of a single-engine biplane sports conducted by American aircraft engineers to 1993 years, while, as a basis for initial design served as a model of another American sport biplane - Steen Skybolt. To minimize development time, American aircraft manufacturers practically did not change the design of sports aircraft, but partially optimized its flight performance, thereby making the aircraft more acceptable in terms of its production and subsequent implementation.
The American aircraft maker «Starfire Aviation», in an attempt to minimize the aircraft costs, has taken the path of release only drawings and manuals for aircraft assembly, which in turn became one of the main reasons for the failure of this project, which requires about 3000 hours of free time, and availability related components and specialized tools to create an airplane that actually meant that future owners need to work on the creation of a biplane for about a year (assuming daily 8-time work). However, it is also known, and that several aircraft models have been implemented directly in the assembled state, however, proved their very high cost, due to realization that required several years.
A photoStarfire Firebolt
The configuration of the aircraft biplane provided Starfire Firebolt higher rigidity of the design, which in turn enables it to different kinds of aerobatic stunts, and, quite safely. aircraft compact design also led to a high maneuverability and good handling.
On board the aircraft Starfire Firebolt can accommodate only two people - a pilot and one passenger, and, the aircraft has a very narrow scope of its application, in particular, the aircraft is not suitable for transportation of goods, and provides service only in private use.
The power plant of the aircraft model Starfire Firebolt is located in the nose of the aircraft, and is a six-cylinder piston aircraft engine Lycoming IO-540 300 power in HP Thanks to a powerful propulsion system, the aircraft can accelerate up to speed in 378 km \ h .. and overcome the distance to 805 kilometers.
According to 2013 years, in the world there are 9 aircrafts of this model, however, due to the fact that self-assembly manuals were sold in large numbers, it is possible that the actual number of aircraft Starfire Firebolt appreciably greater.
Specifications Starfire Firebolt.
- Crew: 1 people;
- Passenger: 1 people;
- aircraft Length: 6,48 m .;
- Wingspan: 7,32 m .;
- Plane Height: 2,31 m .;
- Weight of empty aircraft: 601 kg .;
- Payload: 306 kg .;
- Maximum takeoff weight: 907 kg .;
- Cruising speed: 325 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight speed: 378 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight distance: 805 km .;
- Maximum flight height: 5486 m .;
- aircraft engine type: a piston;
- Powerplant: Lycoming IO-540;
- Power: 300 hp ..
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