Chrislea Super Ace. Specifications. A photo.
Chrislea Super Ace. Specifications. A photo.

Chrislea Super Ace. Specifications. A photo.


Chrislea Super Ace - British five-seat light aircraft designed and manufactured by «Chrislea Aircraft Limited».


Photo Chrislea Super Ace


The first attempts to design small-engine aircraft Chrislea Super Ace were made in 1946 year, and after a series of the done research in 1948 year, the aircraft arrived in mass production. During design, the British developers set out to create a multi-purpose aircraft, capable of not only transportation of people and cargo transportation, which was able to do in the end.

Device aircraft Chrislea Super Ace is simple enough, but despite this fact, the model is quite robust, and of issued three years 21 aircraft (from 1948 on 1951), currently known to exist, at least, 15 aircrafts .


Chrislea Super Ace Photo


The Chrislea Super Ace can accommodate up to five people, including one pilot and four passengers, while the aircraft is suitable for very short flights - the maximum flight range of this model is only 644 kilometers, which was one of the reasons why this the aircraft did not enter commercial service.

The power plant of the Chrislea Super Ace aircraft is represented by a de Havilland Gipsy Major 10 piston engine (depending on modification) with a power of 145 hp, which in turn provides a flight speed of 203 km / h. Nevertheless, the rest of the modifications of this aircraft were equipped with more powerful power plants, which somewhat influenced the improvement of the flight performance of this aircraft.


Cabin Chrislea Super Ace


The main reason for the end of the production cycle for the production of light-aircraft Chrislea Super Ace, is the absence of the actual demand for them, though, as the experts, due to the increased passenger capacity of the aircraft, they could become an integral part of commercial use, which ultimately did not happen .

The first version of the model aircraft Chrislea Super Ace was the version CH3 Series 1 Ace, however, due to the exploitation of little row of piston aircraft engine, it was built just one unit.

In 1950, British aircraft manufacturers introduced the CH3 Series 2 Super Ace, which was powered by a de Havilland Gipsy Major 10 in-line piston engine, and the wingspan of this model was increased to ensure higher reliability during flight, 18 aircraft were built in two years.

At the end of 1950, a modification of the CH3 Series 4 Skyjeep was presented, which is a modified version, with the more advanced Blackburn Cirrus Major 3 aircraft engine installed here with a power of 155 hp.


Specifications Chrislea Super Ace.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 4 person;
  • aircraft Length: 6,55 m .;
  • Wingspan: 10,98 m (depending on version).
  • Plane Height: 2,4 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 612 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 454 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1066 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 180 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 203 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 644 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4100 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: de Havilland Gipsy Major 10 (depending on modification);
  • Power: 145 hp (Depending on version).


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