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White Lightning WLAC-1. Specifications. A photo.
White Lightning WLAC-1. Specifications. A photo.

White Lightning WLAC-1. Specifications. A photo.


White Lightning WLAC-1 - American single-engine monoplane, designed and manufactured aircraft companies «White Lightning Aircraft Corporation» and «Reflex Fiberglass Works» with 1986 years.


White Lightning WLAC-1 photo


The first design work to create a four-seater aircraft began the American aircraft manufacturers in 1982 year, and, initially before the engineers had a task not related to the development in demand among private owners of aircraft, and it is connected in the first place was an attempt to create a fast and maneuverable aircraft.

The design of the aircraft White Lightning WLAC-1 mainly different from the aircraft of its era that has a hidden cabin, which in turn reduces the drag in flight, thus providing a higher speed with lower fuel consumption and greater maneuverability, due to that the aircraft can be positioned and also as a sports aircraft, which, by the way, also contribute to the very compact dimensions of the fuselage.


A photoWhite Lightning WLAC-1


Despite the fact that the structure of the aircraft has a number of angular shape, it does not affect the controllability of the aircraft, however, greatly enhances the interior space in the cabin, thereby allowing to be placed on board 4 people, including one pilot. However, due to the characteristics of the aircraft cabin White Lightning WLAC-1, unsuitable aircraft for transport to its board of any goods, at least, such a possibility is not provided for the American aircraft manufacturers of the aircraft involved in the design.

For the first time in the air plane model White Lightning WLAC-1 rose in 1986, after which, the leadership of «White Lightning Aircraft Corporation» aircraft company decided airplane launch in small batch production, however, since the plane had a very high price and at the same time did not have the broad functionality, for the entire period of release was built just 14 aircraft of this model.


CabinWhite Lightning WLAC-1


The power plant of the aircraft White Lightning WLAC-1 includes a piston aircraft engine Continental IO-360 able to develop traction in 210 hp, which in turn provides the aircraft airspeed is very big, is up to 450 km \ h., Which can comparable, perhaps, only with sports aircraft or aircraft equipped with turboprop powerplants. The maximum flight range of the aircraft White Lightning WLAC-1 also has a very high rate - the aircraft can travel up to 3220 kilometers than virtually has no light aircraft.


Specifications White Lightning WLAC-1.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 3 person;
  • aircraft Length: 7,11 m .;
  • Wingspan: 8,43 m .;
  • Plane Height: 1,9 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 612 kg .;
  • Payload: 477 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1089 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 400 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 450 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 3220 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5600 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Continental IO-360;
  • Power: 210 hp



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