Mooney M22 Mustang. Specifications. A photo.
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Mooney M22 Mustang. Specifications. A photo.

Mooney M22 Mustang. Specifications. A photo.

 

Mooney M22 Mustang - a single-engine light aircraft American-made manufactured aircraft manufacturer «Mooney Aircraft Company» with 1965 years.

 

Mooney M22 Mustang photo

 

The development of the Mooney M22 Mustang model aircraft was carried out by American aircraft designers based on the Mooney M20C version, which entered production in 1962, while it was assumed not only to partially change the design of the aircraft, but also to largely re-equip the technical part of the aircraft, providing the aircraft with a higher flight speed, and greater reliability, and high maneuverability. Initially, it was assumed that the Mooney M22 Mustang aircraft would be of interest to the US Air Force command, but due to the lack of interest, the aircraft was transferred to the category of civil aircraft.

Due to the increased size of the aircraft is largely increased free space in the cabin of the aircraft, but, on the other hand has become less maneuverable aircraft and could not be used as a sports aircraft. In addition, due to the increased size of the internal space of the cockpit, the plane was better adapted for the transport of various types of cargo the total weight of up to 564 kilogram (including the weight of the pilot and one passenger), which is also very actively used.

 

Photo Mooney M22 Mustang 

 

In the cockpit of the aircraft Mooney M22 Mustang can accommodate up to four passengers, which in turn provides the ability to operate the aircraft for commercial purposes - the maximum flight range of the aircraft Mooney M22 Mustang is 2402 kilometers, which makes it possible to work on the airlines of the local and regional level. However, because of the rather limited edition of these aircraft, the aircraft Mooney M22 Mustang practically operated in commercial aviation.

The power plant of the Mooney M22 Mustang consists of one Lycoming TIO-541-A1A piston six-cylinder aircraft engine, capable of developing a thrust of 310 hp, due to which the flight speed of this aircraft is 412 km / h. (maximum flight speed). Nevertheless, despite the sufficiently high thrust and good reliability, the engine was very expensive in terms of its maintenance, which, according to experts, is also one of the reasons for the low demand for this model aircraft.

 

Cabin Mooney M22 Mustang 

 

During the period from the year 1965 1970 36 on aircraft Mooney M22 Mustang models were built, of which, according to the year 2015, 24 remained in operation of the aircraft are mostly privately owned.

 

Specifications Mooney M22 Mustang.

 

  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 4 person;
  • aircraft Length: 8,23 m .;
  • Wingspan: 10,68 m .;
  • Plane Height: 3 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 1106 kg .;
  • Payload: 564 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1670 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 344 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 412 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 2402 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 7300 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming TIO-541-A1A;
  • Power: 310 hp

 

 

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