Pützer Elster. Specifications. A photo.
Pützer Elster. Specifications. A photo.

Pützer Elster. Specifications. A photo.


Pützer Elster - lightweight single-engine airplane of German design, produced by Aircraft «Pützer» with 1959 years.


Pützer Elster photo


Aircraft Pützer Elster developed by German experts, aircraft manufacturers exclusively for military purposes, but most his application the aircraft is found precisely in the civil aviation sector, where due to small technical optimization of aircraft design, it could be used as a private aircraft, and a motorized glider, and a vehicle suitable for transporting small loads.

The first attempts to create a Pützer Elster aircraft were made in 1956, and the aircraft was designed exclusively for the possible needs of the Luftwaffe, however, due to the low flying performance, the use of the Pützer Elster model here was ineffective, so the German Air Force received only a few Copies of this aircraft. The German military were dissatisfied with the low flight speed of the Pützer Elster aircraft, as well as its rather short tracking distance, which was only about 450 kilometers, so that the aircraft could only be operated as a training airplane and as a patrol air.


Photo Pützer Elster 


Despite the rather large dimensions of the aircraft model Pützer Elster, the cockpit of the aircraft has little space, so it can accommodate only two people - a pilot and a passenger, or if the aircraft was supposed to be used as a training aircraft, the instructor and Cadet. Among other things, if the aircraft was supposed to be used for cargo transportation, it could accommodate up to 230 kilogram of payload (including the pilot's weight), however, in this case, transportation on board the passenger was impossible due to the small maximum take-off mass of the aircraft.

Depending on its modification, the Pützer Elster aircraft is equipped with a piston aircraft engine with a power of 52 hp or more. up to 150 hp, which in turn affects a whole range of flight performance characteristics, which mainly include speed, maximum takeoff weight, maximum flight altitude, etc. The basic production version of the aircraft is equipped with a Continental C-90 aircraft engine with a 95 hp, which in turn allows the aircraft to reach speeds of up to 185 km / h (maximum), however, more powerful versions of the aircraft of this model are capable of speeds up to 250 km / h.


Cabin Pützer Elster 


There are three major variants of the aircraft:

  • Pützer Elster - the basic prototype of the aircraft, equipped with a Porsche 678/3 power plant with a capacity of 52 hp;
  • Pützer Elster B - Main production version of the aircraft;
  • Pützer Elster C - A modified version of the aircraft, equipped with a piston aircraft engine Lycoming O-320 150 power in HP


Specifications Pützer Elster.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 7,1 m (depending on version).
  • Wingspan: 13,22 m (depending on version).
  • Plane Height: 2,5 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 470 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 230 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 700 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 140 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 185 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 450 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4000 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Continental C-90-12F (depending on version);
  • Power: 95 hp (Depending on version).



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