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

Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair II. Specifications. A photo.

Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair II - double of light-American aircraft produced since 1989, the company «Stoddard-Hamilton Aircraft».

Photo Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair II

Development of small-engine aircraft of this model was conducted on the basis of version Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair INot obrёtshey its popularity due to the relatively high cost of the kit. American aeronautical engineer could greatly improve the design of aircraft, in fact, creating a powerful and agile sports plane, at an affordable price.

His first flight of the aircraft took place in 1989 year, and almost immediately go into series production, where, and at the moment mainly due to high demand - in the period from 1989 years of 2014 years was built about 1280 aircrafts of this model, including and modified versions.

Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair II photo

As before, the Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair II aircraft was designed to carry two people, however, in this version, the seats were located one after another, which made it possible to fly in more comfortable conditions, and in addition, due to the expanded interior space, the aircraft in To a considerable extent found support from private owners, allowing them to fly at distances of the order of 2815 kilometers. To transport cargo, the Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair II aircraft, as well as the base model of this family, did not fit, however, aviation engineers provided for the possibility of loading a minimum amount of baggage onto the aircraft, which also found support from customers.

Cabin Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair II

The power unit of the Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair II is a piston aircraft engine with four working cylinders capable of developing power in the 180 hp, which is slightly less than the basic version of this family, and to some extent affects the speed of movement. However, the aircraft is capable of accelerating to speed in 356 km / h (cruising flight speed), which is more than acceptable, especially considering the low enough price of one set, which is about 2013 dollars at the start of 47500, of the year.

In addition to the main production version, which appeared in production since 1989, several modified versions of this aircraft were also released:

  • Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair II-S - Version with increased length of the fuselage for extra luggage compartment;
  • Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair Super II FT - A modified version with fixed landing gear;
  • Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair Super II RG - Version with retractable landing gear;
  • Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair Super II TD - Modification of the system with a modified chassis.

Specifications Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair II.

  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 6,3 m (depending on version).
  • Wingspan: 7,1 m .;
  • Plane Height: 1,9 m (depending on version).
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 635 kg .;
  • Payload: 318 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 953 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 356 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 390 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 2815 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5800 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming O-360;
  • Power: 180 hp

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