Rockwell Commander 111 / 112 / 114. Specifications. A photo.
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Rockwell Commander 111 / 112 / 114. Specifications. A photo.

Rockwell Commander 111 / 112 / 114. Specifications. A photo.

 

Rockwell Commander 111 - American light plane, designed by Aircraft Company «North American Rockwell» in 1970 year.

 

Photo Rockwell Commander 111

 

Designing a single-engine light aircraft started by American aircraft manufacturers of the company «North American Rockwell» in the middle of 60-ies of the last century. This aircraft was exclusively civil use, and if the original plane was supposed to make a private aircraft, then later, in connection with the increased interest among air carriers, the aircraft began to actively applied in the commercial sector, where its operation was mainly related to the implementation of local air traffic, as well as an air taxi money.

At relatively small dimensions, Rockwell Commander 111 the plane has a good aerodynamic shape that the rather weak for 4-seater aircraft propulsion system, ensures the aircraft sufficiently high moving speed. Moreover, the simplicity of the design of the aircraft provided the aircraft and lower cost, making this model is very competitive in the light aircraft market.

 

Rockwell Commander 111 photo

 

The first test test aircraft Rockwell Commander 111 been in 1970 year, while, at the initial stage have been identified, some in the chassis system deficiencies, in this connection, the project was further sent for revision, which was conducted over several months, after which, all required tests, the aircraft successfully completed.

The production of Rockwell Commander 111 aircraft, which began in 1971, turned out to be very successful - over the entire period of production, aircraft manufacturers from North American Rockwell built more than a thousand aircraft of this model, most of which continue to operate to this day, despite more than 40 years of age.

The cockpit of the Rockwell Commander 111 is equipped with four seats, which can accommodate one pilot and four passengers. Due to a number of design features and the lack of free space on board the aircraft, the aircraft cannot be operated for the carriage of any cargo, however, this factor does not at all affect the popularity of the aircraft.

 

Aircraft Rockwell Commander 111

 

Power plant light aircraft Rockwell Commander 111 consists of a piston aircraft engine, which, depending on the modification may have any traction in 200 hp (Lycoming IO-360-C1D6), or thrust into 260 hp (Lycoming IO-540-T4B5D). Using less powerful propulsion system allows the aircraft to reach speeds in 265 km \ h., And to overcome the distance in the range of up to 1080 kilometers, which is an acceptable figure.

aircraft manufacturing Rockwell Commander 111 was carried out in three basic versions:

  • Rockwell Commander 111 - The basic version of the aircraft;
  • Rockwell Commander 112 - Upgraded version with improved power plant;
  • Rockwell Commander 114 - An improved version of Rockwell Commander 112.

 

Specifications Rockwell Commander 111 / 112 / 114.

 

  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 3 person;
  • aircraft Length: 7,63 m .;
  • Wingspan: 10,84 m (depending on version).
  • Plane Height: 2,57 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 805 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 465 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1270 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 265 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 280 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 1080 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4630 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming IO-360-C1D6 (depending on version);
  • Power: 200 hp (Depending on version)

 

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