Percival K.1 Vega Gull. Specifications. A photo.
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Percival K.1 Vega Gull. Specifications. A photo.

Percival K.1 Vega Gull. Specifications. A photo.

Percival K.1 Vega Gull - British single-engine multi-purpose aircraft, designed in 1935, the company «Percival Aircraft Company».

Percival K.1 Vega Gull Photo

Design Air models ship Percival K.1 Vega Gull British aircraft manufacturers began in the early 30-ies of the last century. This vehicle was to receive a multi-purpose, in particular, aviarazrabotchiki expected to operate the aircraft and civil aircraft, for which the actual aircraft and design, and in the military sphere.

Aircraft model Percival K.1 Vega Gull has a good aerodynamic component of its shape, which provides the aircraft and good controllability, and a very high maneuverability, which, coupled with a solid fuselage design, allows the aircraft, including used as a sports air vessel, although officially in this class the aircraft is not positioned.

Aircraft Percival K.1 Vega Gull increasingly established itself as a light transport aircraft, operated mainly to perform the transportation of people over short distances. Nevertheless, even though the plane and is positioned as the aircraft is capable of performing the carriage of goods, for these purposes the aircraft has been used very rarely as serious limitations in size received on the aircraft cargo overboard, and on the maximum take-off mass of the aircraft, did not allow to effectively exploit the aircraft.

Photo Percival K.1 Vega Gull

The multipurpose aircraft Percival K.1 Vega Gull made its first flight in September of 1935. Due to the fact that British aircraft builders from the "Percival Aircraft Company" are very qualified to the aircraft development process, the aircraft Percival K.1 Vega Gull successfully completed all the necessary tests and tests, therefore, in the same year the project was sent to mass production. For a number of reasons, the release of Percival K.1 Vega Gull aircraft was very limited - during the production period, which lasted from 1935 to 1939 year, 90 aircraft of this model were built, of which only few copies survived to this day.

At its board a multipurpose aircraft Percival K.1 Vega Gull is to transport four people - apart from a pilot in the cockpit of the aircraft can accommodate more passengers and three, that is very effective, especially if you take into account the period of actual production and operation of aircraft of this model.

Aircraft Percival K.1 Vega Gull is equipped with a piston aircraft engine brand de Havilland Gipsy Six, having thrust in 200 hp, which allows the aircraft to make flights at distances of up to 1060 kilometers at a cruising speed of its movement in 240km \ h.

Specifications Percival K.1 Vega Gull.

  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 3 person;
  • aircraft Length: 7,77 m .;
  • Wingspan: 12,04 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,23 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 790 kg .;
  • Payload: 685 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1475 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 240 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 280 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 1060 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5200 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: de Havilland Gipsy Six;
  • Power: 200 hp

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