Comp Air 8. Specifications. A photo.
Comp Air 8. Specifications. A photo.

Comp Air 8. Specifications. A photo.

Comp Air 8 - turboprop light civilian aircraft of general aviation, developed by the American aircraft manufacturer «CompAir Inc.» in 2007 year.

Photo Comp Air 8

Work on the design of the aircraft Comp Air 8 beginning of the American aeronautical engineer back in 2005 year, with, designers sought to create a high demand vehicle used not only for private use, but also in the commercial sphere, in particular for the transportation of people and cargo at ranges small and medium-haul.

Aircraft Comp Air 8 photo

Construction plane Comp Air 8 was conducted on the basis of a model Comp Air 7At the same time, American aviation specialists had to lengthen the design of the aircraft, which in turn led to the expansion of the cabin of the aircraft and allowed to accommodate more people, or the amount of cargo equivalent to them by weight. Aircraft production was carried out as a set of designers for self-assembly, at the same time, thanks to the unification of the elements, a completely finished design, with all the necessary components, could be obtained in 880-900 hours, which is quite acceptable.

The plane Comp Air 8 equipped as standard gear for landing on a hard surface and float chassis, which makes it possible to carry out the landing on the water surface, which is also very widely used.

Photo of the aircraft Comp Air 8

Initially, in the likeness of the Comp Air 7 model, it was assumed that the Comp Air 8 aircraft would be produced in two versions - with piston and turboprop aircraft engines, respectively, however, it was ultimately decided to use only the turboprop powerplant, as it allowed to overcome distances without obstacles to 1700 kilometers, with a maximum payload mass on board in 907 kilograms. The Walter M 8D turboprop is used as an aircraft engine in the aircraft of the Comp Air 601 model, which is reliable enough but expensive in terms of maintenance, which to some extent influenced the demand for these aircraft. The engine is able to develop power in 657 hp, while ensuring maximum flight speed in 370 km / h.

Cabin Comp Air 8 8 can accommodate up to people, including seven passengers and one pilot, and, due to this factor, the aircraft began to be operated by American carriers on the routes of the local and regional level, as well as an air taxi. If necessary, the passenger seats in the cabin can be removed, and the aircraft will be able to transport goods, provided not exceeding the maximum take-off weight and dimensions of the cabin.

Specifications Comp Air 8.

  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 7 people;
  • aircraft Length: 9,6 m .;
  • Wingspan: 10,1 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,74 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 1270 kg .;
  • Payload: 907 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 2177 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 362 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 370 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 1705 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5800 m .;
  • aircraft engine Type: Turboprop;
  • Powerplant: Walter M 601D;
  • Power: 657 hp

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