Dinfia IA 46. Specifications. A photo.
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Dinfia IA 46. Specifications. A photo.

Dinfia IA 46. Specifications. A photo.

Dinfia IA 46 - small-engine multi-purpose aircraft, manufactured by Argentine aircraft manufacturer «Dinfia» to 1958 years.

Photo Dinfia IA 46

Work on the design of the aircraft Dinfia IA 46 began to Argentine aircraft manufacturers in 1955 year, while, to create the popularity of this aircraft, the developers had to redesign the aircraft several times. Initially, it was assumed that the aircraft would become a two-seater and would go into use both to private owners and schools to train future pilots, however, it was further decided to expand the scope of application of this aircraft, therefore, on board it could already accommodate up to three man, the plane was suitable for pilots training, transportation of goods, as well as for the processing of agricultural land. Later, the aircraft also began to be used for other purposes, in particular, for acceleration of gliders and other aircraft moving at the expense of the ascending air flow.

Dinfia IA 46 photo

Over the entire period of production, was built 133 aircraft of this model, including 17 aircraft presented as modified versions, and, despite the almost 60-year history, the aircraft continues to operate to this day - according to 2013 years, we are talking of at least 42 aircraft.

The cockpit of the Dinfia IA 46 is designed for the reception of three people - one pilot and two passengers, while taking into account the multipurpose use of this aircraft, a useful cargo can be placed on board the aircraft instead of passengers, or about 400 liters of chemicals if speech It is about the use of aircraft as agricultural machinery for processing fields. The maximum flight distance of the Dinfia IA 46 is very limited, and is only 650 kilometers, so even local carriers have not used the aircraft for commercial purposes. Later, this aircraft began to be used by the Argentine Air Force to carry out observation flights, however, already in 1965, it was withdrawn from use because of the limited range of the flight.

Aircraft Dinfia IA 46

A four-cylinder piston aircraft engine, Lycoming O-320-A2B, is used here as a power plant, capable of developing thrust in 150 hp, which in turn provides the aircraft with a maximum flight speed of 180 km / h.

The main production version of the aircraft is Dinfia IA 46 Ranquel, but, in addition, has been carried out, and also the release of two modified versions. In particular, we are talking about:

  • Dinfia IA 46 Super Ranquel - An improved version, equipped with the engine Lycoming O-360-A1A;
  • Dinfia IA 51 Techuelche - Version of 1963 years, with increased fuel capacity and strengthened fuselage.

Specifications Dinfia IA 46.

  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 2 person;
  • aircraft Length: 7,45 m .;
  • Wingspan: 11,6 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,15 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 690 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 470 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1160 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 162 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 180 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 650 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 4000 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming O-320-A2B (depending on version);
  • Power: 150 hp (Depending on version).

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