Berkut 360. Specifications. A photo.
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Berkut 360. Specifications. A photo.

Berkut 360. Specifications. A photo.

 

Berkut 360 - two-seater single-engine aircraft, designed by the American aircraft manufacturer «Berkut Aircraft» in 1989 year.

 

Berkut 360 a photo

 

The aircraft of the Berkut 360 model began to be developed by American aircraft manufacturers in the mid-80s of the last century. In terms of its flight performance, this aircraft was practically no different from the aircraft of that era, however, thanks to its unique and very unusual design, the aircraft was able to quickly gain popularity among potential customers, and in fact, it became in demand precisely because of this.

The unusual design of the Berkut 360 aircraft actually does not have a tail section - the main function of the aircraft tail is played by special elements located at the ends of the wings (like winglets), moreover, such a design did not actually affect flight safety, but made the aircraft more maneuverable, which is also one of the damn it.

His first flight of the aircraft Berkut 360 produced in 1989 year, however, the test of the aircraft resulted in the crash of the aircraft, in this connection, the draft was sent for further revision, and after the second round of test flights, the aircraft proved its reliability and entered series production, which was up to 2009 years.

 

Photo Berkut 360 

 

The aircraft model Berkut 360 has a rather narrow purpose, and is intended primarily for private owners. On board the aircraft can accommodate only two people - a pilot and a passenger, and, due to the structural features of the transport on board an aircraft any goods is not possible.

The power plant of the aircraft model Berkut 360 consists of one piston four-cylinder aircraft engine of the Lycoming IO-360 brand, which is capable of developing a thrust of 180 hp. (depending on the version of the aircraft), which gives the aircraft a cruising speed of 355 km / h, and allows you to travel distances up to 1980 kilometers, which is very acceptable for light two-seater aircraft.

 

Aircraft Berkut 360 

 

American aircraft manufacturers producing aircraft Berkut 360 was carried out in the following versions:

  • Berkut 360 - Basic production version of the airplane;
  • Berkut FG360 - A modernized version of the aircraft with rigidly fixed chassis;
  • Berkut 540 - An improved version of the aircraft equipped with the six-cylinder aircraft engine Lycoming piston power in 260 hp .;
  • Berkut FG540 - Analogue version Berkut 540 rigidly fixed to the chassis;
  • Berkut Mobius - Modified coupe version of the aircraft, equipped with system of automatic piloting;
  • Berkut Jet - Modification equipped aircraft engine GE T-58;
  • Berkez - An improved version of the aircraft, which is a modernized version of the aircraft Rutan Long-EZ.

 

Specifications Berkut 360.

 

  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 5,64 m (depending on version).
  • Wingspan: 8,14 m (depending on version).
  • Plane Height: 2,29 m (depending on version).
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 469 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 438 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 907 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 355 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 400 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 1980 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 9750 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming IO-360 (depending on version);
  • Power: 180 HP (Depending on modification).

 

 

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