Meyers MAC-145. Specifications. A photo.
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Meyers MAC-145. Specifications. A photo.

Meyers MAC-145. Specifications. A photo.

 

Meyers MAC-145 - light single-engined aircraft double developed by the American aircraft company «Meyers Aircraft Company», and commercially available from 1947 years.

 

Meyers MAC-145 photo

 

Development and design of aircraft Meyers MAC-145 started by American engineers almost immediately after the Second World War, at the same time the aircraft was supposed to enter service exclusively to the private owners, which was supposed to use it as a multi-purpose aircraft, suitable for implementation fly at distances of small extent, and as a sports aircraft.

The Meyers MAC-145 made its first flight in 1947, and at the same time entered serial production, where, however, due to its rather low flight performance, it did not last so long - for the entire production cycle only 22 aircraft were built, of which, as of 2013, only 8 aircraft were known to exist.

 

Photo Meyers MAC-145

 

The aircraft has small dimensions, but at the same time, to ensure high maneuverability and speed of movement, a good and rather powerful power plant is used here, consisting of one Continental C-145-2 piston-type aircraft engine, six working cylinders of which are capable of developing a power of 145 liters .s., which in turn provides the aircraft with the ability to accelerate to a speed of 235 km / h (cruising speed).

Despite the fairly acceptable flight speed, the Meyers MAC-145 aircraft did not become popular among owners, as it allowed only two people on board, including one pilot. Due to the design features, transportation of any cargoes on board the aircraft was not possible, and the range of travel was limited to thousands of kilometers. In fact, the airplane is only suitable for sporting flights, however, taking into account the time of production of this aircraft, the number of customers was very limited, in connection with which, and the output was very small.

 

Cabin Meyers MAC-145

 

It is known that there are two different versions of the aircraft:

  • Meyers MAC-125 - The original prototype aircraft, aircraft engine equipped with a Continental C125 capacity of 125 hp .;
  • Meyers MAC-145 - the main production version of the aircraft, powered by the Continental C145 engine (145 hp).

 

Specifications Meyers MAC-145.

 

  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 6,5 m .;
  • Wingspan: 9,14 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,6 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 515 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 272 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 787 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 235 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 267 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 1000 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5486 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Continental C-145-2 (depending on version);
  • Power: 145 hp (Depending on version).

 

 

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