Edgley EA7 Optica. Specifications. A photo.
Edgley EA7 Optica. Specifications. A photo.

Edgley EA7 Optica. Specifications. A photo.


Edgley EA7 Optica - single-engine multi-purpose aircraft, designed in 1979, the company «Edgley Aircraft», and later produced as aircraft manufacturers such as the «Optica Industries» and «Brooklands Aerospace».


Photo Edgley EA7 Optica


Work on the design of a multi-purpose aircraft began by British aircraft manufacturers in 1975. The aircraft developers were faced with the task of designing a multipurpose aircraft that could be used as private owners for their own purposes related to the transportation of people and small cargo, as well as for operation in order to perform observation and patrol work.

Aircraft model Edgley EA7 Optica has sufficiently unusual structure of the fuselage, which is, nevertheless, sufficiently aerodynamically, which in turn provides very acceptable aircraft maneuverability, high-speed and good controllability. One of the distinguishing features of the aircraft from other aircraft models is to have the engine and the rotor being located in the rear part of the fuselage, which provides aircraft not pulling and pushing force.


Edgley EA7 Optica photo


Its first test run with the first flight, the aircraft model Edgley EA7 Optica underwent in December 1979 years, and, thanks to a lot of quality in the approach to the creation of aircraft manufacturers of the aircraft, the project has successfully completed all required tests, which is why since 1980 year was produced in series. However, for some reasons, the aircraft was very unclaimed on the small aircraft market, and therefore, for the entire period of production was built just 25 instances of aircraft of this model.

The Edgley EA7 Optica model aircraft can accommodate up to three people, including, in addition to one crew member, also two passengers, or auxiliary crew members, if the aircraft was supposed to be operated as a means of aerial surveillance or patrolling. Among other things, the Edgley EA7 Optica aircraft can also be operated for the transportation of small cargo, the condition for which is compliance with the dimensions, as well as the maximum take-off weight of this aircraft, which is 1235 kilograms.

Multi-purpose vehicle model Edgley EA7 Optica equipped power plant consisting of a piston aircraft engine brand Lycoming TO-360, which provides the aircraft pushing power 210 hp, which is enough to ensure that the aircraft could freely negotiate the maximum flight distance in 1050 kilometers at a cruising speed of repetition in 205 km \ h.


Specifications Edgley EA7 Optica.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 2 person;
  • aircraft Length: 8,15 m .;
  • Wingspan: 12 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,31 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 850 kg .;
  • Payload: 385 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1235 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 205 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 220 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 1050 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4300 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming TO-360;
  • Power: 210 hp


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