Custom Flight North Star. Specifications. A photo.
Custom Flight North Star. Specifications. A photo.

Custom Flight North Star. Specifications. A photo.

Custom Flight North Star - Canadian lightweight single-engine aircraft, manufactured by «Custom Flight» with 2011 years.

Photo Custom Flight North Star

Custom Flight North Star aircraft production was carried out by the Canadian aeronautical engineer based on another, quite popular in the world model - Piper Pa-18 Super Cub, however, the similarity in this case can be seen only in the exterior design, as all the flight performance of the aircraft, except for the amount taken on board people have been adapted to modern requirements.

His first flight of the aircraft Custom Flight North Star made in 2011, after which, almost immediately was put into production, which is the present time. However, a key feature of this aircraft is that the aircraft is manufactured by the Canadian company in the form of special kits, kits for self-assembly, which greatly reduces the cost of these products, making it a popular due to the low price, is made according to 2013 year , 68 order of thousands of dollars.

Custom Flight North Star photo

On board the aircraft Custom Flight North Star can only accommodate two people - a pilot and a passenger, which does not allow to operate this aircraft in the commercial sphere, however, despite this fact, the aircraft enjoys high popularity - 29 aircraft were built in four years. For the carriage of goods, the aircraft Custom Flight North Star is unsuitable, although the payload taken on board is quite acceptable for this, due to the technical and design features of this aircraft, although the Piper Pa-18 Super Cub has such an opportunity by dismantling the passenger seat.

Due to technical improvements and improvements made, the Custom Flight North Star aircraft, in comparison with the base model, is more maneuverable and has improved control, which naturally indicates a higher safety when flying. The aircraft managed to increase its stability to an increase in its mass, which is 531 kilogram, due to which the aircraft is resistant to wind gusts and is able to fly regardless of the current meteorological situation, if it meets the safety requirements.

Airplane Custom Flight North Star

The powerplant of the Custom Flight North Star aircraft also underwent a number of changes - it uses the reliable piston air cooled aircraft engine Lycoming O-320 four working cylinders, which allow developing power in 150 hp, which allows flying at distances to 1110 kilometers, at maximum speed flight in 205 km \ h.

Specifications Custom Flight North Star.

  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 6,86 m .;
  • Wingspan: 11,08 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,3 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 531 kg .;
  • Payload: 535 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1066 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 185 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 205 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 1110 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 3660 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming O-320;
  • Power: 150 hp

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