Rutan Defiant. Specifications. A photo.
Rutan Defiant. Specifications. A photo.

Rutan Defiant. Specifications. A photo.


Rutan Defiant - an easy four-aircraft US-made manufactured aircraft manufacturer «Rutan Aircraft Factory».


Rutan Defiant photo


The Rutan Defiant aircraft project began to be created by American aircraft manufacturers in 1975, in particular, the aircraft design itself was developed by designer Burt Rutan, and a special group of design engineers was involved in the technical part of the aircraft, who, in just three years of development, managed to create a high-quality and very exclusive air vehicle.

aircraft design Rutan Defiant has a very unusual shape, in particular, as such, the tail portion in the plane is missing, however, despite this fact, the aircraft has a very good maneuverability and easy to operate, although there are some nuances that require the pilot a lot of experience .

For the first time in the air Rutan Defiant model aircraft rose in June 30 1978 years, while testing of all systems was successful almost immediately and the aircraft was put into mass production. In order to minimize the cost of the aircraft, the plane began to be carried out by US aircraft manufacturers as self-assembly kits, and, thanks to the unification of the parts did not require a lot of time to do so.


Photo Rutan Defiant


The Rutan Defiant cockpit can accommodate up to four people, making the aircraft suitable for private flights as well as an air taxi. The maximum flight distance is also quite satisfactory, and is about 1810 kilometers, which actually satisfies the possibility of operating the aircraft in the commercial sphere of civil aviation. In addition, the Rutan Defiant aircraft can also be operated for the carriage of small-sized cargo with a total weight of 558 kilograms on board, however, in this case, the aircraft can carry only one passenger on board.

Powerplant Rutan Defiant aircraft consists of two piston engines, with one aircraft engine is located in front of the aircraft, and the second - in the back, and performs no pulling and pushing role. Each of the engines used here is capable of power 160 hp, which in turn allows the aircraft to accelerate to speed in 340 km \ h. (The maximum rate).


Cabin Rutan Defiant


According to the official data of the US Federal Aviation Agency, as of 2005, 19 aircraft of this model were registered in the United States, however, in reality, the aircraft release was somewhat large.


Specifications Rutan Defiant.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 3 person (depending on layout);
  • aircraft Length: 6,95 m .;
  • Wingspan: 9,4 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,85 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 772 kg .;
  • Payload: 558 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1360 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 290 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 340 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 1810 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5485 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: 2 × Lycoming O-320;
  • Power: 2 × 160 hp



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