Grumman American AA-1. Specifications. A photo.
Grumman American AA-1. Specifications. A photo.

Grumman American AA-1. Specifications. A photo.


Grumman American AA-1 - lightweight double American-made single-engine plane.

The first attempts to develop small-engine aircraft Grumman American AA-1 began in 60-ies of the last century, and, despite the fact that in fact, the aircraft was first presented to the public in the 1962 year, the production of the current version has been launched only in 1968 year.


Photo Grumman American AA-1


The main reason for the long design aircraft Grumman American AA-1 was a need to establish a multi-purpose aircraft, suitable for use as the private owners, and the military departments of the country. The first prototypes did not meet all the requirements, which is why the final version of the aircraft appeared only after several revisions of the model.

On board the light-engine Grumman American AA-1 aircraft can accommodate up to 2 people, including the pilot, while the aircraft is also suitable for training future pilots, since the aircraft control is paired.


Grumman American AA-1 photo


It is necessary to clarify that it was originally assumed that the Grumman American AA-1 model would be four-seater, however, due to the significant increase in the cost of aircraft production, it was decided to abandon this, hoping that the small number of people taken on board would be compensated by the demand in the US Air Force and pilot training schools.

The Grumman American AA-1 is powered by a Lycoming O-235-C2C four-cylinder piston engine developing 108 hp and capable of accelerating the aircraft to a maximum speed of 314 km / h. (depending on modification).


Aircraft Grumman American AA-1


Version Grumman American AA-1 Yankee is the basic version of the series aircraft, however, in addition to it, the US aircraft manufacturer is also carried out and the production of other versions, which are the main modifications.

  • Grumman American AA-1A Trainer - Training version with dual controls and the presence of a minimum of controls;
  • Grumman American AA-1B Trainer \ Tr-2 - Analogue version AA-1A Trainer with an increased maximum weight vzlёtnym;
  • Grumman American AA-1C T-Cat \ Lynx - Modification equipped improved power plant with a capacity of 115 hp


Aircraft Grumman American AA-1 is considered one of the safest (among small-engine planes) around the world.


Specifications Grumman American AA-1.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 5,87 m (depending on version).
  • Wingspan: 7,46 m (depending on version).
  • Plane Height: 2,07 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 461 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 219 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 680 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 222 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 314 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 785 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 4190 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming O-235-C2C (depending on version);
  • Power: 108 hp (Depending on version).


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