PIK-15 Hinu. Specifications. A photo.
PIK-15 Hinu. Specifications. A photo.

PIK-15 Hinu. Specifications. A photo.


PIK-15 Hinu - Double light aircraft of the Finnish production, produced with 1964, the company «Polyteknikkojen Ilmailukerho».


Photo PIK-15 Hinu


Start of work on the development of a light aircraft was initiated in 1962, in connection with the need to provide citizens with aircraft suitable mainly for acceleration gliders. However, despite the rather small amount of production of the model aircraft, aircraft have also found application in private aviation, which continue to actively operate to this day.

The first flight of PIK-15 Hinu aircraft took place in 1964 year, and literally within a few months, the plane went into production, which lasted not so much because of their special purpose and a fairly narrow target use - for the whole production period of the Finnish aircraft builders managed to build only 7 aircrafts of this model, of which, in operation was only 2012 6 units of data for the year.


PIK-15 Hinu photo


The aircraft is designed with the use of relatively simple and inexpensive materials, and therefore its cost was very reasonable for future customers, however, for other reasons, the plane did not get much popularity. Thanks to the good aerodynamic shape, the plane has a simple handling and maneuverability is very high, which is important for aircraft of this type.

The cockpit of the PIK-15 Hinu is designed for two people, and, as a rule, because of the very modest dimensions of the cabin, transportation of any cargo on board the aircraft is not possible, while due to the powerful power plant, the aircraft has a very High maximum take-off weight. In addition to transporting people and dispatching gliders, the PIK-15 Hinu aircraft can also be operated as a training aircraft, which is facilitated by the presence of coupled controls, as well as the sufficiently high reliability of the aircraft itself. Experts believe that it is quite possible that the aircraft would have found more support among customers, however, for a number of reasons, and this also includes a rather small distance of about 650 kilometers, this did not happen, and the project failed.


Cabin PIK-15 Hinu


Power plant PIK-15 Hinu aircraft consists of a piston aircraft engine four-cylinder Lycoming O-320 150 power in hp, which in turn provides the aircraft and a high load capacity, making it possible to use the aircraft to disperse the glider, and quite a good speed flight, reaching 190 km \ h. (The maximum rate).


Specifications PIK-15 Hinu.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 6,6 m .;
  • Wingspan: 10 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,04 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 493 kg .;
  • Payload: 272 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 765 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 170 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 190 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 650 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4200 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming O-320;
  • Power: 150 hp


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