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Valmet PIK-23 Townmaster. Specifications. A photo.
Valmet PIK-23 Townmaster. Specifications. A photo.

Valmet PIK-23 Townmaster. Specifications. A photo.


Valmet PIK-23 Townmaster (Suhinu) - lightweight single-engine multi-purpose civilian aircraft of the Finnish production of manufactured aircraft manufacturer «Valmet» with 1982 1983 on year.


A photoValmet PIK-23 Townmaster


Designing aircraft Valmet PIK-23 Townmaster began in the year 1980, in this case, the main purpose of the development of the aircraft was a need for a multi-purpose aircraft, intended for use as a training aircraft and as a means to disperse the glider.

aircraft design Valmet PIK-23 Townmaster made of composite materials that substantially reduced the weight of the aircraft, and to increase its strength characteristics, and consequently, increase the reliability of ongoing missions. However, in connection with the use of composite aircraft Valmet PIK-23 Townmaster largely rose, due to which the customers were not interested in buying the aircraft - for a little more than a year of production was built only two aircraft of this model (without taking into account two a prototype).


Valmet PIK-23 Townmaster photo


Aircraft Valmet PIK-23 Townmaster has good aerodynamic shape that greatly reduces drag in flight, and contributes to the maneuverability of the aircraft, which is important in view of its intended purpose.

The first aircraft flight Valmet PIK-23 Townmaster held in 1982 year, with, initially, two prototypes were tested, one of which was performed with the use of conventional materials, and the other - with the use of composite materials. Almost immediately after the completion of the test aircraft entered series production, which for the above mentioned reasons, remained very small.


AircraftValmet PIK-23 Townmaster


The cabin of the aircraft Valmet PIK-23 Townmaster has very small dimensions, and therefore there can accommodate only two people - a pilot and a passenger, or, if the aircraft were to be used as training aids - instructor and student. Nevertheless, the Finnish aircraft manufacturers have taken into account the past experience of designing aircraft in connection with what is now a special luggage compartment in the cabin that was supposed to lead to the promotion of the aircraft to private owners, but, as before, the aircraft was not fitted for the carriage cargo, and left a very narrow its scope.

The aircraft of this model is equipped with a four-cylinder piston aircraft engine Avco Lycoming O-360-A4M able to develop traction in 180 hp, which in turn will allow the aircraft to accelerate to speed in 280 km \ h (maximum value), and overcome the distance without hindrance to 1250 kilometers, which is also a very acceptable figure.


Specifications Valmet PIK-23 Townmaster.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 7,2 m .;
  • Wingspan: 10 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,9 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 590 kg .;
  • Payload: 280 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 870 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 220 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 280 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 1250 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 3650 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Avco Lycoming O-360-A4M;
  • Power: 180 hp


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