Pöschel Equator. Specifications. A photo.
Pöschel Equator. Specifications. A photo.

Pöschel Equator. Specifications. A photo.

Pöschel Equator - German amphibious aircraft designed in 1970, the aircraft manufacturer «Pöschel Aircraft», later renamed the company «Equator Aircraft».

Pöschel Equator photo

The development of this multi-purpose aircraft started by German aircraft manufacturers in 1965 year, with the main purpose of the initialization start design work served as the need for a suitable aircraft for the transport of passengers and goods is capable to carry out landing on water.

A sufficiently long period of development of the Pöschel Equator aircraft was associated with several re-optimizations of the aircraft design, in particular, it was initially assumed that the aircraft would belong to the class of light aircraft, but since the project would hardly be able to recoup itself in the shortest time, it was decided to expand The internal space of the aircraft, thereby allowing the placement of more people or cargo, and to ensure the aircraft is very popular. Nevertheless, the aircraft was never able to find significant support from potential customers, therefore only the 3 aircraft of this model were built by German aircraft builders for the entire production cycle.

Photo Pöschel Equator

Aircraft Pöschel Equator can pick up on your board up to 6 people, including one pilot and five passengers. In addition, thanks to a sufficiently powerful propulsion system used on this model of the aircraft, the aircraft is capable of carrying on his board and to 1 ton payload.

Despite the fact that the Pöschel Equator never gained popularity, the German aircraft manufacturers repeatedly re-optimized this aircraft, mainly replacing the current powerplant with a more powerful and productive one. The basic version of the aircraft Pöschel Equator has a Lycoming TIO-541 turbo-piston six-cylinder aircraft engine capable of developing power in the 310 hp, however later versions were also equipped with turboprop power plants, due to which the flight speed increased accordingly to higher rates. The maximum flight range of the German amphibious aircraft Pöschel Equator is very impressive, and is 5400 kilometers, which in turn provides ample opportunities to overcome long distances.

Aircraft Pöschel Equator

Among the issued and planned to release versions of the aircraft Pöschel Equator should note the following:

  • Pöschel P-300 Equator;
  • Pöschel P-350 Equator;
  • Pöschel P-400 Equator;
  • Pöschel P-420 Turbo Equator;
  • Pöschel P-420 Twin Equator;
  • Pöschel P-450 Equator;
  • Pöschel P-550 Turbo Equator;
  • Equator P2 Excursion.

Specifications Pöschel Equator.

  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 5 people (depending on version);
  • aircraft Length: 8,52 m (depending on version).
  • Wingspan: 12,4 m (depending on version).
  • Plane Height: 3,1 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 800 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 1000 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1800 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 385 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 490 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 5400 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 9000 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston (depending on version);
  • Powerplant: Lycoming TIO-541 (depending on version);
  • Power: 310 hp (Depending on version).

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