Dickey E-Racer. Specifications. A photo.
Dickey E-Racer. Specifications. A photo.

Dickey E-Racer. Specifications. A photo.


Dickey E-Racer - American single-engine aircraft, developed in 1984, the aircraft manufacturer «Shirl Dickey Enterprises».


Dickey E-Racer Photo


The light aircraft began to be developed by American aircraft manufacturers in the early 80s of the last century, moreover, the design project of a very unusual aircraft was ready even before the start of any design work, and in fact, it was its appearance that became the reason for the start of work on creating this model.

For its time, the model aircraft Dickey E-Racer has a very unusual and unique design, created on the basis of the aircraft Rutan Long-EZHowever, the appearance of the aircraft has been optimized to improve the aerodynamic performance of the aircraft and therefore the difference is clearly present here. Furthermore, by optimizing the shapes of the fuselage and wing aircraft model Dickey E-Racer has become more agile and could accelerate to higher speeds, consuming the same amount of fuel, which is quite acceptable to potential customers.


Photo Dickey E-Racer


His first ascent into the air, the model of the aircraft produced in 1984 year, however, for technical reasons, the aircraft project was aimed at further refinement, which was still over a very long period of time.

The aircraft was in production solely as self-assembly kits for future owners, as well as a set of plans and guidelines that basically gives the minimum cost of a first-class and high-speed aircraft. However, due to the fact that only 2 instances was to build an air ship model Dickey E-Racer requires a large amount of time (about 2015 thousand hours), the project's popularity has plummeted, and according to 17 years, in the US in Operation aircraft of this model.

On board the aircraft Dickey E-Racer can accommodate up to two people, moreover, the purpose of the aircraft is very limited - in the long run. This aircraft is designed exclusively for private flights, and due to a number of design features, transportation on board any goods or the use of aircraft in is not possible as the training or sports agents.


Cabin Dickey E-Racer


Depending on the modification, the plane can be used piston power plant with a capacity of 240 hp, which in turn allows the aircraft to accelerate to maximum speed in 400 km \ h., And to overcome the distance to 1610 kilometers, which is very reasonable for this type of aircraft.

In the production of the aircraft model Dickey E-Racer was in the following variants:

  • Dickey E-Racer Mark 1 - The basic production version of the aircraft;
  • Dickey E-Racer Mark 2 - Improved modification equipped ustanvokoy more productive power, and capable of reaching speeds in 435 km \ h .;
  • Dickey King Racer - Modification to the advanced interior.


Specifications Dickey E-Racer.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 5,12 m (depending on version).
  • Wingspan: 7,98 m (depending on version).
  • Plane Height: 2,38 m (depending on version).
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 499 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 317 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 816 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 360 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 400 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 1610 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 7620 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Buick V-8 (depending on modification);
  • Power: 240 HP (Depending on modification).


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