Cirrus VK-30
Cirrus VK-30. Specifications. A photo.

Cirrus VK-30. Specifications. A photo.

Cirrus VK-30 - American single-engine light aircraft, manufactured by «Cirrus Aircraft» with 1987 years as a kit-set for self-assembly.

Photo Cirrus VK-30

Aircraft Cirrus VK-30 were developed by American aeronautical engineer in the early 80-ies, when it specifically for this model unique design was created that meets aerodynamic requirements, but also, quite extraordinary is the design of the aircraft, which is not used tractive effort produced by piston aircraft engines, and pushing force.

In the 1987 year, the Cirrus VK-30 was introduced to the public, however, this aircraft made its first flight only a year later - in the 1988 year. Initially, the model was very interested in potential customers, moreover, not only the low cost of one set for self-assembly was taken into account (the initial price was 52 thousands of dollars per set), but also very promising flight performance. However, due to the fact that the assembly of the aircraft required special skills, and actually took about 2 thousands of hours, the popularity of this aircraft plummeted, and according to data at the beginning of 2015, 15 kits were created, of which two assembled models are located in the air museums in the United States.

Cirrus VK-30 photo

On board the aircraft Cirrus VK-30 can accommodate up to 5 people, including one pilot and four passengers, at the same salon can be completed and 4-persons, with a maximum flight range of the aircraft in 2106 kilometers, which actually allows you to operate the aircraft for commercial purposes, but for various reasons do not use carriers. For shipments, Cirrus VK-30 model aircraft is not adapted.

Museum piece Cirrus VK-30

Power plant on the plane Cirrus VK-30 located in the rear portion thereof, and is a single piston aircraft engine Continental IO-550-G power in 300 hp, which in turn provides the acceleration of the aircraft up to speed in 405 km \ h. The reciprocating engine of this model is reliable in its operational plan, and does not cause problems in the service, that usually is very uncharacteristic for aircraft assembly which carries out directly by the customer.

Currently the issue of aircraft Cirrus VK-30 continues, however, due to low demand among buyers, it is expected to complete in mid-2017 years - as a rule, only one aircraft is carried out for the release of two years.

Specifications Cirrus VK-30.

  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 4 people (depending on configuration);
  • aircraft Length: 8 m .;
  • Wingspan: 12,2 m .;
  • Plane Height: 3,28 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 1087 kg .;
  • Payload: 543 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1630 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 400 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 405 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 2106 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5200 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Continental IO-550-G;
  • Power: 300 hp

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