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Travel Air 4000. Specifications. A photo.
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Travel Air 4000. Specifications. A photo.

Travel Air 4000. Specifications. A photo.

 

Travel Air 4000 - easy three-multipurpose biplane American-made, designed in 1927, the company «Travel Air Manufacturing Company».

 

AircraftTravel Air 4000

 

American aircraft builders have started designing a multi-purpose aircraft for the Travel Air 4000 model at the beginning of the 20-ies of the last century. Initially, this aircraft was positioned solely as a sports aircraft, but later, with the advent of more adapted in terms of its operational capabilities, the variants of the airplane of this model, the Air Travel 4000 aircraft was also very actively used as a passenger aircraft, training aids , Means for the transport of small loads (mostly we are talking about postal items), etc. The fairly wide scope of the operation of the Air Travel 4000 allowed the project to become very popular, however, in fact, the active use of the Travel Air 4000 was very short, particularly in the second half of the 40, due to the emergence of more promising aircraft, The popularity of this aircraft began to fade.

 

A photoTravel Air 4000

 

Despite the fact that the aircraft model is the Travel Air 4000 Triple aircraft, the plane has a very compact design of its fuselage, which ensures a beautiful and aerodynamics, so important for sports aircraft, and good maneuverability.

First Flight Travel Air 4000 aircraft took place in 1927 year, and due to the fact that there were no problems during the test trials of the aircraft have been identified already in the same year, the aircraft began to be produced commercially, and, despite the relatively small release period, all American aircraft manufacturers a large number of these planes were built.

 

Travel Air 4000 photo

 

Cabin Travel Air 4000 aircraft designed for three people - a pilot and two passengers, even in those days, allowed to use the aircraft for the purpose of passenger traffic, however, the most common aircraft used in training and for private purposes. If necessary, on board the aircraft could also accommodate a small number of payload, however, for these purposes model Travel Air 4000 used infrequently.

The aircraft model equipped with Travel Air 4000 power ustanvokoy consisting of a piston engine brand Wright J-6 Whirlwind Seven, which is having a thrust in 225 hp (Depending on the aircraft modification), it allows you to overclock the aircraft up to speed in 248 km \ h., While the maximum range of the aircraft flight is 970 kilometers.

Over the entire period of production, the American aircraft manufacturers 9 different versions of the aircraft were built:

  • Travel Air A-4000 - The basic production version of the airplane, equipped with a motor Axelson (150 hp);
  • Travel Air B-4000 - An improved version of the aircraft equipped with engines Wright J-5 (220 hp);
  • Travel Air Amphibious-4000 - Modification version Travel Air B-4000, float-equipped chassis;
  • Travel Air B9-4000 - Version of the aircraft, equipped with an engine Wright J-6-9 300 power in hp .;
  • Travel Air C-4000 - A modernized version of the aircraft, equipped with an engine the Challenger;
  • Travel Air E-4000 - Version with piston engine brand Wright J-6-5;
  • Travel Air K-4000 - Variant equipped with a piston powerplant ustanvokoy brand Kinner K5;
  • Travel Air SBC-4000 - An improved version of the aircraft Travel Air B-4000;
  • Travel Air W-4000 - Modification to the engine Warner Scarab.

 

Specifications Travel Air 4000.

 

  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 2 person;
  • aircraft Length: 7,17 m (depending on version).
  • Wingspan: 9,44 m (depending on version).
  • Plane Height: 2,78 m (depending on version).
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 805 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 495 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1300 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 200 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 248 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 970 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 4900 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Wright J-6 Whirlwind Seven (depending on version);
  • Power: 225 hp (Depending on version).

 

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