Aero Commander 100. Specifications. A photo.
Aero Commander 100. Specifications. A photo.

Aero Commander 100. Specifications. A photo.


Aero Commander 100 - an easy four-aircraft developed in 1960, the «Aero Commander» the American aircraft manufacturer.


Aero Commander 100 photo


Multiple aircraft Aero Commander 100, also known under such names as the Darter Commander and Lark Commander, was developed by US aircraft manufacturers in the mid-50-ies of the last century. The plane was designed «Aero Commander» engineers as aircraft, capable of competing with the famous American aircraft companies like «Cessna», «Piper» and «Beechcraft», with the main distinguishing feature of the aircraft must be a ball low cost.

Design Air Aero Commander ship 100 is very similar to the appearance of aircraft companies «Cessna» produced in the same period, however, if the plane had to quickly gain in its value terms of popularity, in terms of flight performance of the aircraft is seriously inferior models of other aircraft manufacturers.

The plane model Aero Commander 100 made its first flight in 1960 year, however, the prototype was not able to demonstrate any prospects for the future start of production, and therefore the more a year is being revised.


Photo Aero Commander 100


The aircraft cabin Aero Commander 100, depending on the modification of the aircraft, allows you to accommodate on board from three to four people, including one pilot. In fact, the project could begin to be used in the commercial sphere, however, the low reliability of the aircraft and poor handling made it unpopular, so the aircraft did not receive any propagation. In addition to transporting people on board, the aircraft can also be adapted for transporting small loads, however, since the airplane's output was limited to the minimum number of aircraft built, this possibility was not realized by consumers.

The Aero Commander 100 aircraft has a piston-type power plant, consisting of one Lycoming O-320-A four-cylinder aircraft engine (depending on the version), which allowed the aircraft to develop 150 hp of thrust and accelerate to a speed of 205 km \ h. The aircraft could cover distances of up to 820 kilometers, however, due to low reliability, these indicators were never able to attract buyers.


Aircraft Aero Commander 100


Aero Commander 100 model aircraft existed in the following variants:

  • Volaircraft Model 10 - The basic prototype of the aircraft, first tested in the 1960 year;
  • Volaire 1035 - triple version of the aircraft;
  • Volaire 1050 - Quadruple aircraft equipped with a power plant model Lycoming O-320;
  • Aero Commander 100 - An upgraded version of the version of Volaire 1050;
  • Aero Commander 100A - An upgraded version of the version of Volaire 1035;
  • Darter commander - An improved version of Aero Commander 100 aircraft? With a number of technical and visual changes and amendments;
  • Lark Commander 180 - A modified version of the aircraft with improved aerodynamic shape of the fuselage and a more powerful powerplant brand Lycoming O-360.


Specifications Aero Commander 100.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 3 people (depending on version);
  • aircraft Length: 6,86 m (depending on version).
  • Wingspan: 10,68 m (depending on version).
  • Plane Height: 2,84 m (depending on version).
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 581 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 440 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1021 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 205 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 215 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 820 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 3960 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming O-320-A (depending on version);
  • Power: 150 HP (Depending on modification).



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