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Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair I. Specifications. A photo.
Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair I. Specifications. A photo.

Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair I. Specifications. A photo.


Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair I - light-engine plane developed civilian Double American designer Tom Hamilton in 1980 year.


A photoStoddard-Hamilton Glasair I


The design of the light-engine aircraft Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair I was conducted by an American designer for four years, which in turn greatly increased the cost of the aircraft design, which was one of the reasons why the aircraft of this model did not enter mass production. In addition, since the aircraft has been re-planned several times during the entire development period, engineering flaws in the design of the aircraft, not interfering with its operation, but actually not satisfying the requirements for light-engine aircraft of this type, were identified at the final stage.


Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair Ia photo


His first flight model Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair I carried in 1979 year, however, for several reasons, the aircraft was presented to the public only a few months. Initially it was assumed that the aircraft will be available as sets for self-assembly, however, due to the long development of the aircraft greatly increased the cost of the aircraft, which is why, even in the case of self-assembly of the aircraft, the price is not satisfied customer, and therefore the project was closed.

In the cockpit of small-aircraft Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair I can accommodate two people - a pilot and a passenger, which is also not suitable for commercial use of the aircraft, although himself an American designer called for subsequently creating four-seater version of the aircraft that is largely to increased demand for it . Due to the limited internal space, the plane Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair I also unsuitable for transporting goods, but for these purposes and it is not provided.


AircraftStoddard-Hamilton Glasair I


The powerplant used in the light-engine aircraft Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair I is a four-cylinder piston aircraft engine Lycoming IO-360 A1B, capable of a thrust 200 hp, which in turn allows you to accelerate the airplane to a speed of 260 km \ h. (maximum speed of flight). In addition, powerful enough powerplant made the aircraft a very agile and at the same time made it possible to overcome even very smoothly two longest distances - maximum flight range of the model Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair I was 1894 kilometers.

Subsequently, based on the model Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair I, in 1989 year, it was created a modified extended version, obrёtshaya great popularity around the world.


Specifications Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair I.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 5,94 m .;
  • Wingspan: 7,42 m .;
  • Plane Height: 1,88 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 621 kg .;
  • Payload: 377 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 998 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 324 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 418 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 1894 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5790 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming IO-360 A1B;
  • Power: 200 hp


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