Dyke Delta. Specifications. A photo.
Dyke Delta. Specifications. A photo.

Dyke Delta. Specifications. A photo.


Dyke Delta - an easy four-plane, designed by American designers and produced in limited numbers in the late and early 60-70-ies.


Photo Dyke Delta


Development of the aircraft Dyke Delta, later known as Dyke JD-2 Delta, began in 1963 year, while originally intended to create a double flying machine has a compact size at a relative strong powerplant. However, due to design projects and optimization of the internal cabin space, on board the aircraft were able to establish four seats, which in turn has increased the attractiveness of the aircraft among customers.


Dyke Delta Photo


The length of the aircraft is less than 6 meters, however, the Dyke Delta aircraft has a number of attractive qualities, including high passenger capacity, high reliability, good handling, high maneuverability, etc. Despite the high demand for the aircraft, the release of this model was very limited - for the entire production period, only 50 aircraft were built, of which, according to 2014, only 36 units survived, most of which are registered in the US and Canada, however , There are also data on the operation of these aircraft in Western Europe.


Aircraft Dyke Delta


In the cockpit of the Dyke Delta airplane can accommodate up to 4 people - a pilot and three passengers, while the layout of the seats is very unusual, however, this is by no means less effective. Initially, it was even planned to launch this aircraft in mass production, because many private air carriers expressed their interest in buying a large number of aircraft, in particular, this aircraft can be used both on local airlines (the maximum range of the aircraft is 1400 km.) And in As a means of air taxi. Nevertheless, due to small dimensions, the Dyke Delta is not suitable for cargo transportation, however, this is perhaps only one of the shortcomings.

Despite the compact size of the Dyke Delta model, it uses a fairly powerful four-cylinder aircraft engine Avco Lycoming O-360, capable of generating 180 hp thrust, which, in turn, provides the aircraft with a maximum flight speed of 325 km / h, which considering the passenger capacity, it is more than acceptable.

According to some reports, the aircraft is capable of fast speed develop due to features of the design of the fuselage structure, in particular, is well faired a little height and closely spaced tail section of the aircraft.


Specifications Dyke Delta.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 3 person;
  • aircraft Length: 5,8 m .;
  • Wingspan: 6,86 m .;
  • Plane Height: 1,68 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 481 kg .;
  • Payload: 403 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 884 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 285 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 325 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 1400 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4420 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Avco Lycoming O-360;
  • Power: 180 hp


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