Rutan Boomerang. Specifications. A photo.
Rutan Boomerang. Specifications. A photo.

Rutan Boomerang. Specifications. A photo.


Rutan Boomerang - American twin-engine multi-purpose aircraft, developed by the aircraft manufacturer «Scaled Composites» in 1997 year.


Rutan Boomerang photo


In the design of the Rutan Boomerang aircraft, American designer Burt Rutan was guided by the technical characteristics of the aircraft of the American aircraft building company Beechcraft, however, the exterior design of the aircraft was radically different from all models ever used in civil aviation, since, in fact, the aircraft consisted of one The cockpit in the front part of which was located aircraft engine, and to the left of the cabin was located another power plant, allowing the aircraft to develop more power, but in the achitelnoy complicates control of the aircraft.

One of the advantages of the aircraft rather unusual design was a high maneuverability, but, in fact, this property is not required of the aircraft, as it will greatly enhance the value of the aircraft, but almost no effect on the flight characteristics.

In the production of aircraft Rutan Boomerang used mainly composite materials, which allow to greatly facilitate, but at the same time stiffen fuselage structure. However, this factor is also greatly affected the price, which is why in the production of aircraft of this model has not been started - there is only so far the experimental model of the aircraft.


Salon Rutan Boomerang


The cockpit Rutan Boomerang can accommodate up to 5 people - a pilot and four passengers, with, in addition to transport on its occupants, the aircraft is also adapted for the transportation of goods and the total weight of up to 830 kg. Aircraft Rutan Boomerang has no general versatility and because the scope of the aircraft is largely limited.

The power plant of the civil aircraft has two engines Lycoming TIO-360, which differ from each other mainly the model and capacity - engine mounted at the bow cabin has a capacity of 210 hp, and is on the left - 200 hp Due to the high capacity of power plants are used here, the aircraft can accelerate up to speed in 530 km \ h. (Maximum value) and the distance to overcome 3780 kilometers, which is largely greater than that of other types of aircraft.


Cabin Rutan Boomerang


In 2011 was at the air show in Oshkosh was reported that the aircraft can be put into production to 2017 year, but until now this information is official confirmation is not found in this connection experts believe that the aircraft design is definitively closed.


Specifications Robin DR400.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 4 person;
  • aircraft Length: 9,36 m .;
  • Wingspan: 11,12 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,6 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 1070 kg .;
  • Payload: 830 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1900 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 405 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 530 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 3780 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 7200 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming TIO-360-A1B and 1x Lycoming TIO-360-C1A6D;
  • Power: 210 hp and 200 hp



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