Thurston TA16 Trojan. Specifications. A photo.
Thurston TA16 Trojan - American lightweight single-engine amphibious aircraft designed in 1975, the company «International Aeromarine Corporation».
Thurston TA16 Trojan photo
Plane Project Thurston TA16 Trojan became developed by American designer David Thurston in the early 70-ies of the last century, and, American experts have managed to create a suitable design is fast enough for the aircraft, however, due to some problems with the technical part of the project development has slowed down somewhat.
For the first time in the air plane model Thurston TA16 Trojan rose in 1975, after which, the plane went into production, which was over 5 years. The release of the aircraft was carried out by American designer, aircraft manufacturers as a kit for self-assembly, however, after the production of 32 sets, it was decided to suspend the release, which was attributed to the need to improve the model.
In 1980 year, the overall design and technical elements of an amphibious aircraft Thurston TA16 Trojan have been thoroughly revised and the project was re-launched in the series, however, has called Thurston TA16 Seafire. However, the production of an upgraded version of the aircraft involved in the corporation «International Aeromarine Corporation», which is up to 1987 years released several dozen aircraft until the project was not formally closed because of low demand.
A photoThurston TA16 Trojan
In 1998 was another American aircraft manufacturer has made a new attempt to revive the current model of an amphibious plane, however, there was little popular plane, which is why the production was quickly minimized.
In the cockpit of the aircraft Thurston TA16 Trojan can accommodate up to four people, including one pilot and three passengers that the plane actually provides a high popularity among private owners. Moreover, thanks to the spacious interior, on board an Thurston TA16 Trojan vessel can also carry out transportation and cargo weight should not exceed 566 kilogram (including the weight of its own people in the plane).
Powerplant Thurston TA16 Trojan aircraft includes a piston aircraft engine models Lycoming O-540-A4D5, capable of developing a thrust of 250 hp, which in turn provides an opportunity to carry out the aircraft flights at cruising speed in 250 km \ h., at maximum distances of up to 1610 kilometers.
AircraftThurston TA16 Trojan
Issue aircraft was conducted in two basic versions:
- Thurston TA16 Trojan - Basic version of the aircraft;
- Thurston TA16 Seafire - An upgraded version.
Specifications Thurston TA16 Trojan.
- Crew: 1 people;
- Passenger: 3 person;
- aircraft Length: 8,28 m .;
- Wingspan: 11,28 m .;
- Plane Height: 3,28 m .;
- Weight of empty aircraft: 885 kg .;
- Payload: 566 kg .;
- Maximum takeoff weight: 1451 kg .;
- Cruising speed: 250 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight speed: 282 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight distance: 1610 km .;
- Maximum flight height: 5486 m .;
- aircraft engine type: a piston;
- Powerplant: Lycoming O-540-A4D5;
- Power: 250 hp
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