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White Lightning WLAC-1. Specifications. A photo.
White Lightning WLAC-1. Specifications. A photo.

White Lightning WLAC-1. Specifications. A photo.


White Lightning WLAC-1 - American single-engine monoplane, designed and manufactured aircraft companies «White Lightning Aircraft Corporation» and «Reflex Fiberglass Works» with 1986 years.


White Lightning WLAC-1 photo


The first design work to create a four-seater aircraft began the American aircraft manufacturers in 1982 year, and, initially before the engineers had a task not related to the development in demand among private owners of aircraft, and it is connected in the first place was an attempt to create a fast and maneuverable aircraft.

The design of the aircraft White Lightning WLAC-1 mainly different from the aircraft of its era that has a hidden cabin, which in turn reduces the drag in flight, thus providing a higher speed with lower fuel consumption and greater maneuverability, due to that the aircraft can be positioned and also as a sports aircraft, which, by the way, also contribute to the very compact dimensions of the fuselage.


A photoWhite Lightning WLAC-1


Despite the fact that the design of the aircraft is somewhat angular, this does not affect the handling of the aircraft, however, it greatly contributes to the expansion of the interior space in the cockpit, thereby allowing the placement of up to 4 people, including one pilot, on board. Nevertheless, due to the peculiarities of the cockpit of the White Lightning WLAC-1 aircraft, the aircraft is not suitable for transporting any cargoes on its board, at least this possibility was not envisaged by the American aircraft builders involved in the design of the aircraft.

For the first time in the air plane model White Lightning WLAC-1 rose in 1986, after which, the leadership of «White Lightning Aircraft Corporation» aircraft company decided airplane launch in small batch production, however, since the plane had a very high price and at the same time did not have the broad functionality, for the entire period of release was built just 14 aircraft of this model.


CabinWhite Lightning WLAC-1


The powerplant of the White Lightning WLAC-1 includes one Continental IO-360 piston engine capable of developing thrust in the 210 hp, which in turn provides the aircraft with a very high flying speed of up to 450 km / h, which can Compare, perhaps, only with sports aircraft or aircraft equipped with turboprop powerplants. The maximum range of the flight of the aircraft White Lightning WLAC-1 also has a very high figure - the aircraft can overcome up to 3220 kilometers, which almost no light aircraft possesses.


Specifications White Lightning WLAC-1.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 3 person;
  • aircraft Length: 7,11 m .;
  • Wingspan: 8,43 m .;
  • Plane Height: 1,9 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 612 kg .;
  • Payload: 477 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1089 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 400 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 450 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 3220 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5600 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Continental IO-360;
  • Power: 210 hp



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