Beagle Airedale. Specifications. A photo.
Beagle Airedale. Specifications. A photo.

Beagle Airedale. Specifications. A photo.


Beagle Airedale - of light-production of civilian aircraft manufactured by British aircraft manufacturer «Beagle Aircraft» with 1961 years.


Photo Beagle Airedale


The main reason for the development, design and the subsequent release of the aircraft Beagle Airedale was a need for the development of aviation industry in the UK, which in turn should be allowed to compete with small-engine aircraft of US manufacture which were very popular in Europe.


Beagle Airedale photo


The first attempts to create a light aircraft were made in the late 50s of the last century, while, in part, the development of American aircraft manufacturers formed the basis of the new model, which mainly affected the design of the aircraft, however, otherwise, the British aircraft manufacturers showed technical initiative. and, in essence, made the aircraft multipurpose, which was suitable for transporting people and for transporting goods. Nevertheless, the production of Beagle Airedale aircraft was very limited - only 43 units were built during all the time, some of which continue to be in operation to this day.

On board the Beagle Airedale aircraft can accommodate one crew member and three passengers, which in turn allows the aircraft to operate commercially on routes small extent. In addition, the easy-motor aircraft is suitable for transportation of goods, in particular, the maximum payload is placed on board an aircraft is about 511 kilograms (excluding the weight of the pilot and passengers).


Aircraft Beagle Airedale


Reciprocating air-cooled four-cylinder aircraft engine Lycoming O-360-A1A capacity of 180 hp powerplant is the aircraft, while, thanks to this, the aircraft is capable of cruising speeds of up to 214 km \ h, and travel distances of up to 1,5 thousand kilometers . In addition, this model is available and the unit modification, equipped with propulsion Continental GO-300, which provides better traction and speed of the aircraft, allowing it to disperse 245 km \ h (maximum airspeed).

Beagle Airedale aircraft was discontinued in the year 1965, in this case, due the closure of production was mainly to the lack of sufficient demand - the current model was popular only in small numbers, and in addition, as an export is not suited for a number of technical reasons. At the same time, in the middle of the year 2014, 32 is in operation of the aircraft of this model.


Technical characteristics of Beagle Airedale.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 3 person;
  • aircraft Length: 8,03 m .;
  • Wingspan: 11,07 m .;
  • Plane Height: 3,05 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 739 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 511 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1250 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 214 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 225 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 1504 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4100 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming O-360-A1A (depending on version);
  • Power: 180 hp (Depending on version).


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