Rutan SkiGull. Specifications. A photo.
Rutan SkiGull. Specifications. A photo.

Rutan SkiGull. Specifications. A photo.


Rutan SkiGull - American amphibious aircraft designed by designer Bёrtom Rutan and manufactured in serial production with 2016 years.


Rutan SkiGull photo


The design of this amphibious aircraft began to be developed by American engineer and designer Rutan Bёrtom in 2012 year, moreover, the appearance of the aircraft is almost no indication that the aircraft has the ability to carry off and landing on water surface.

Aircraft Rutan SkiGull focused exclusively on the private operation, while, in fact, the aircraft is a multipurpose aircraft, because it can carry on its board of not only people, but also small loads, it can be used as a sports aircraft, etc.

For the first time in the air plane Rutan SkiGull rose in November 2015 years, at the same time tests were successful, and since the year 2016 aircraft of this model was sent into production. Nevertheless, it should be clarified that the plane produced American aircraft manufacturer solely as self-assembly kits, and, with a relatively small and simple assembly work, the cost of the aircraft is still very profitable.


Photo Rutan SkiGull 


Among other things, the plane Rutan SkiGull can also carry out landing in the snowy terrain, which mainly contributes to the special design of the winter gear, made in the form of skis. If necessary, a perfect landing, the pilot need only use the appropriate toggle switch on the control panel, and from the special compartment will be released ski chassis, which comes with the airplane in a single package.

The cabin of the aircraft Rutan SkiGull calculated by only two people - the pilot and passengers, however, due to the large amount of free space in the aircraft cabin can also be placed and a number of payload, with the proviso that its weight will not exceed 220 kilogram ( taking into account the weight of the pilot and passenger).


Aircraft Rutan SkiGull 


The power plant of the Rutan SkiGull aircraft consists of one Rotax 912iS piston engine with a capacity of 100 hp, which in turn allows the aircraft to reach a speed of 315 km / h. (cruising flight speed). However, aircraft manufacturers also provided for the possibility of installing a more powerful aircraft engine, which in turn allows the aircraft to carry both a large mass and accelerate to high speeds. In addition, the aircraft also has two small propulsion systems used for movement on the water surface, which can also be used during flight, which will allow the aircraft to develop an additional 24 hp of thrust.


Specifications Rutan SkiGull.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 7,4 m .;
  • Wingspan: 9,98 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,54 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 350 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 220 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 570 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 315 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 350 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 920 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4800 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Rotax 912iS (depending on version);
  • Power: 100 hp (Depending on version).



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