Funk B. Specifications. A photo.
Funk B. Specifications. A photo.

Funk B. Specifications. A photo.

Funk B - Double light-engine plane developed by the American aircraft manufacturer «Funk Aircraft Company» in 30 - 40-ies of the last century.

Photo Funk B

This aircraft made its first flight in the 1933 year, however, the Funk B model aircraft entered serial production only at 1934. Despite its fairly compact size, this aircraft has a multi-purpose purpose, in particular, the aircraft is able to carry not only the transport of people, but also the transportation of cargo, used to carry out observation flights, etc.

Funk B photo

One of the most negative aspects of this aircraft is a fairly small maximum flight distance, in particular, the aircraft is able to cover only distances on the order of 563 kilometers, which in turn severely limits the area and scope of operation of the aircraft model Funk B. Later, with the release of modified versions, the flight range of this aircraft was slightly increased, however, despite the fact that the plane allowed to place only two people on its board, it was also calculated During the production of the Funk B, 380 aircraft were built, of which, according to 2012 year, about 120 (in the United States and Canada) were in operation.

The aircraft is designed to carry two people, which in turn greatly limited the applicability of the aircraft, including private use. Nevertheless, thanks to the strengthened fuselage, the plane could carry cargo transportation total mass of about 208 kilogram, taking into account the weight of the pilot, which in turn allows this aircraft to transport small cargo, mail, etc.

Cabin Funk B

In addition to the civil sphere, the plane is also actively exploited in the Air Force, in particular, allow the aircraft to carry out aerial surveillance, patrol terrain, etc., and, mainly contributed to this fact. What is the maximum height of flight Funk B is 4572 meters, which is much more than the aircraft of the same type produced in 30-s of the last century.

Piston aircraft engine aircraft, depending on the version, could develop a draft from the 65 85 hp to that quite a bit, however, it contributed to the acceleration capabilities of the aircraft up to speed in 185 km \ h. (maximum speed of flight).

Among the modifications issued by US aircraft manufacturers of the aircraft can be identified:

  • Funk B - The prototype and the main production version, equipped with a thrust power plant in 65 hp (used in the production version of the piston power plant with a capacity of 75 hp);
  • Funk B-75-L - An improved modification of the pre-war sample, with the Avco Lycoming GO-145-C2 power unit (hp 75);
  • Funk B-85-C Bee - Post-war version, with improved aerodynamic shape, increasing the maximum weight vzlёtnym reinforced fuselage and increased flight range and piston engine Continental C85-12 (85 hp);
  • UC-92 - Military modification.

Specifications Funk B.

  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 6,12 m .;
  • Wingspan: 10,68 m .;
  • Plane Height: 1,85 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 404 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 208 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 612 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 161 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 185 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 563 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 4572 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Continental C85-12 (depending on version);
  • Power: 85 hp (Depending on version).

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