Stinson Model A. Specifications. A photo.
Stinson Model A - American multi-purpose aircraft, developed by «Stinson Aircraft Corporation» Aircraft Corporation and commercially available in the autumn of the year 1934.
Stinson Model A photo
The American aircraft maker «Stinson Aircraft Corporation» has launched the start of work on the design of the aircraft Stinson Model A in 1931 year, while, in a project to build a multi-purpose aircraft were involved as the American engineers, and European designers, concerted action which gave a very acceptable result .
The aircraft has a very acceptable appearance, providing good aerodynamic performance in flight, that despite the large size of the aircraft, allowing him to have good maneuverability.
His first flight of the aircraft Stinson Model A fulfilled, in doing so, the prototype test trials have been very successful in April 1934 years, and the aircraft interested in several US commercial flights shedule, because in fact, the aircraft is at the minimum of its value could quickly pay off due to the transport of onboard a large number of passengers, or the same equivalent amount by weight of their cargo.
A photoStinson Model A
Nevertheless, despite the fact that the airplane Stinson Model A had certainly promising, the aircraft struck in mass production is not as long, and in 1937, his release was officially terminated.
The cockpit Stinson Model A can accommodate up to 10 people, including two pilots and eight passengers, which is quite satisfactory for the implementation of inter-regional and local air traffic. In addition, the aircraft can also be taken on board and up to 1266 kg of payload, which is also taking into account the production time was considered quite acceptable for commercial civil aviation.
As the power plant on the plane model Stinson Model A used three ten-piston aircraft engine brand Lycoming R-680-5, each of which is capable of traction in 260 hp, and ensures a high load capacity of the aircraft, and also allows you to perform flights to rate in 290 km \ h. (Maximum value) .The max range of the aircraft flight is 790 kilometers (fully loaded aircraft), that is not always effective, and according to experts, could be a reason for discontinuation of aircrafts of this model.
Aircraft Stinson Model A
Today from 31 aircraft built by US experts in the period on 1934 1937 year, only one survived the plane, which is part of the museum display, but, nevertheless, is in good condition.
Specifications Stinson Model A.
- Crew: 2 person;
- Passenger: 8 people;
- aircraft Length: 11,22 m .;
- Wingspan: 18,3 m .;
- Plane Height: 3,51 m .;
- Weight of empty aircraft: 3370 kg .;
- Payload: 1266 kg .;
- Maximum takeoff weight: 4636 kg .;
- Cruising speed: 260 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight speed: 290 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight distance: 790 km .;
- Maximum flight height: 5180 m .;
- aircraft engine type: a piston;
- Powerplant: 3 × Lycoming R-680-5;
- Power: 3 × 260 hp ..
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