Bellanca Skyrocket II. Specifications. A photo.
Bellanca Skyrocket II. Specifications. A photo.

Bellanca Skyrocket II. Specifications. A photo.


Bellanca Skyrocket II - an American single-engine aircraft, manufactured by the American aircraft manufacturer «Bellanca Aircraft Engineering Inc.» in the form of kits for self assembly in the middle of 70-ies.


Photo Bellanca Skyrocket II


Powerful and multipurpose aircraft was designed by US aircraft manufacturers in the early 70-ies, and the model was processed several times due to poor flight performance, particularly low speed and low maximum take-off weight. Ultimately, aircraft manufacturers have come to a consensus that the aircraft must be equipped with a powerful propeller aircraft engine and its design should allow to place on the board of at least 6 people.


Bellanca Skyrocket II photo


In March 1975 years Bellanca Skyrocket II aircraft made its first flight, after which Ancha serial production of this model, which however, because of high prices and a large amount of time required to build it (about 1700 hours), has not found popularity. Over the entire period of the production of short, lasting less than a year, it was established 11 sets for self-assembly, while, at the moment we only know about 5 sold kits.

On board the aircraft Bellanca Skyrocket II 5 can accommodate passengers, and for the control plane requires only one pilot. Due to a large enough passenger capacity aircraft to be used for commercial purposes, thus, given the fact that the aircraft can cover distances up to 3700 kilometers, it can be operated on regional routes, and even an international air service.


Aircraft Bellanca Skyrocket II


The aircraft has high maneuverability, and a sufficiently high flight speed, which is 547 km / h. (The maximum speed of the flight), and, mainly, this contributes to a powerful power plant, represented by the piston turbocharged engine Continental GTSIO-520F, capable of providing tractive effort in 435 hp. Nevertheless, despite the fact that the power unit of this type is very reliable, one of its biggest drawbacks is the expensive technical and service maintenance, which, according to experts, is also one of the reasons why this model has not become in demand.

Subsequently, the model Bellanca Skyrocket II was partially redesigned and implemented under the name Bellanca Skyrocket III, although in fact no change aircraft has not undergone, particularly in flight-technical terms - has undergone only minor changes in the aircraft cabin.


Specifications Bellanca Skyrocket II.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 5 people;
  • aircraft Length: 8,23 m .;
  • Wingspan: 10,67 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,74 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 1129 m .;
  • Payload: 776 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1905 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 520 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 547 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 3700 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 9100 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Continental GTSIO-520F;
  • Power: 435 hp


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