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Zenair Zodiac CH 640. Specifications. A photo.
Zenair Zodiac CH 640. Specifications. A photo.

Zenair Zodiac CH 640. Specifications. A photo.


Zenair Zodiac CH 640 - Canadian lightweight single-engine multi-purpose aircraft, designed by «Zenair» and commercially available from 2001 years.


A photoZenair Zodiac CH 640


Small, single multipurpose aircraft was designed by Canadian designers and engineers at the end of 90-ies of the last century. The main reason for starting the research on the design of the aircraft was the demand among private consumers in the high-quality and low-cost aircraft, capable of carrying on his board, both humans and a variety of loads. However, in view of the design features in the cockpit of the aircraft Zenair Zodiac CH 640 not accommodate large and oversized cargo, which is why, in fact, this model can not carry out its transportation, which led to a drop in interest in this air facility.


Zenair Zodiac CH 640 photo


His first flight of the aircraft model Zenair Zodiac CH 640 2001 has made in the year, however, despite the fact that the aircraft performance indicators during a test flight in line with expectations aviarazrabotchiki, the plane went into production just a few years later. Due to the mentioned above reasons, the plane Zenair Zodiac CH 640 and could not gain much popularity among private owners, due to which, according to 2011 years, was built only 50 aircraft while the aircraft is still produced and is currently . Production aircraft Zenair Zodiac CH 640 conducted solely as self-assembly kits, allowing to minimize the cost, which according to 2011 29 year was of the order of thousands of dollars.


CabinZenair Zodiac CH 640


On board a multipurpose aircraft Zenair Zodiac CH 640 can accommodate up to four people - a pilot and three passengers. Initially, Canadian aircraft manufacturers believed that the plane will be able to interest him and representatives of the commercial sphere of civil aviation, however, this has not happened.

The power plant of the aircraft model Zenair Zodiac CH 640 consists of one four-cylinder piston aircraft engine brand Lycoming O-360, the ability to develop traction in 180 hp, allowing the aircraft to exercise flights on distances of up to 820 kilometers at a cruising flight speed in 260 km \ h. In addition to the standard power plant on the plane can be used by aircraft engines and piston type other brands, but equal power, which has no effect on the speed parameters of the aircraft.


Specifications Zenair Zodiac CH 640.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 3 person;
  • aircraft Length: 6,38 m .;
  • Wingspan: 8,24 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,62 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 263 kg. (Depending on configuration);
  • Payload: 236 kg. (Depending on configuration);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 499 kg. (Depending on configuration);
  • Cruising speed: 130 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 140 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 600 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 3660 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming O-360 (depending on configuration);
  • Power: 180 hp


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