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

Photo Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair I

The development of the small-engine aircraft Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair I was carried out by an American designer for four years, which in turn significantly increased the cost of the design of the aircraft, which was one of the reasons why the aircraft of this model did not go into mass production. In addition, since the aircraft was redeveloped several times during the entire development period, engineering flaws were found in the aircraft design at the final stage, which did not impede its operation, but in fact did not meet the requirements for light aircraft of this type.

Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair I a 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.

Aircraft Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair I

The power plant used in the small-engine aircraft Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair I is a Lycoming IO-360 A1B four-piston aircraft engine capable of developing thrust in the 200 hp, which in turn allowed the aircraft to accelerate to speeds in 260 km / h. (maximum flight speed). In addition, a fairly powerful powerplant made the aircraft very manoeuvrable, and at the same time made it possible to overcome even very long distances without hindrance - the maximum flight range of the Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair I model is 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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