Rutan Long-EZ. Specifications. A photo.
Rutan Long-EZ. Specifications. A photo.

Rutan Long-EZ. Specifications. A photo.


Rutan Long-EZ - lightweight double American-made aircraft, manufactured by «Rutan Aircraft Factory» with 1979 years.


Rutan Long-EZ Photo


When designing the Rutan Long-EZ aircraft, American designer Burt Rutan used the design features of another light aircraft developed a year earlier, in particular, we are talking about an aircraft of the Rutan Defiant model. However, additional changes were made to the design of the aircraft, and in fact, the aircraft became a two-seater aircraft, and could no longer be operated in the commercial sphere.

Its first flight model aircraft Rutan Long-EZ carried out in June, 1979 years, after which he was sent into production, where and for the moment, but in a modified state.

The Rutan Long-EZ aircraft does not have a pronounced tail section, but, nevertheless, this aircraft has high maneuverability and very easy control, in connection with which this aircraft can be used by beginners who have passed special training and received a license to operate the aircraft.


Photo Rutan Long-EZ 


Thanks to its compact size enough aircraft. American aircraft manufacturers of the company «Rutan Aircraft Factory» managed to achieve a minimum aerodynamic drag and thereby increase the maximum speed of the aircraft flight and also provide very Length of the maximum flight distance is up to 3235 kilometers, many times greater than the majority of aircraft of this type.

The power plant of the aircraft Rutan Long-EZ consists of one four-cylinder air cooled piston aircraft engine Lycoming O-235 (depending on version), able to develop power in 115 hp The power plant is located in the plane of the aircraft back and performs exceptionally pushing function. Through the use of an aircraft engine similar power, the maximum flight speed of the aircraft Rutan Long-EZ can be up to 300 km \ h.

cockpit Rutan Long-EZ is designed for only two people - a pilot and a passenger, thus, due to the compactness of the passenger compartment, the carriage on board the aircraft of any goods is not possible.


Cabin Rutan Long-EZ 


Aircraft Rutan Long-EZ was produced in the following versions:

  • Rutan Long-EZ - The basic production version;
  • Dickey E-Racer - Modification reborn in a separate aircraft model;
  • XCOR EZ-Rocket - An improved version of the aircraft, has degenerated into a separate model;
  • Rutan Twin EZ - A twin-engine variant of the aircraft;
  • Rutan Long ESA - Modification of 2012 years, equipped with an electric motor with a capacity of 258 hp .;
  • Berk-EZ - Weighted version of the aircraft.


Specifications Rutan Long-EZ.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 5,12 m (depending on version).
  • Wingspan: 7,96 m (depending on version).
  • Plane Height: 2,4 m (depending on version).
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 322 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 279 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 601 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 235 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 300 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 3235 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 8230 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming O-235 (depending on version);
  • Power: 115 hp (Depending on version).



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