On-400 Captain. Specifications. A photo.
On-400 Captain. Specifications. A photo.

On-400 Captain. Specifications. A photo.


On-400 Captain -. Russian multipurpose amphibious aircraft designed in 1998, the company "Aircraft Manufacturing Company" Seagull ""


On-400 Captain photo


Multiple aircraft model C-400 captain was designed by Russian aircraft manufacturers in the early 90-ies of the last century, at the same time, the new aircraft was positioned exclusively as a private aircraft, however, in the following, the plane of the model has also become very actively applied in commercial sphere of the Russian Federation civil aviation.

The aircraft C-400 captain has small dimensions, in particular, for its entire length of the fuselage in 7,8 meters, framed wing of the amphibious aircraft is 12,3 meter that provides a good aircraft maneuverability and controllability. Not at all important factor of the aircraft C-400 captain is also its aerodynamic shape, which allows the aircraft to minimize drag, which in turn allows us to develop a high enough airspeed.


Photo On-400 Captain


The first flight tests of the multi-purpose amphibious aircraft model C-400 1998 captain underwent in the year. Despite the fact that the Samara aircraft manufacturers had little experience in building aircraft of this type and class, the project was able to very successfully pass all required tests, during which there were no deviations from the established norms. In view of what is already in the same year the aircraft was sent to mass production, and in view of the prospects, aircraft C-400 Captain continues to operate and is very active today.

In the cockpit of the C-400 amphibian aircraft, the Captain can accommodate up to four people, including a crew consisting of 1-2 people (most often only one pilot manages the aircraft) and 2-3 passengers, which in addition to private operation also ensures the commercial use of this Aircraft. For a number of reasons related to the design of the aircraft, the carriage of any cargo (except for a small amount of baggage) on board the S-400 aircraft is not possible, which introduces some limitations in the application of this aircraft.


Aircraft On-400 Captain


The C-400 amphibious aircraft The captain is equipped with a power piston-type installation, which includes two Rotax 912ULS engines, four working cylinders of each of which allow to develop power in 100 hp, which, with the relative ease of airplane construction, is very acceptable. The maximum speed of the flight of this aircraft is 220 km / h, while the maximum range is limited to a distance of 1200 kilometers. It should be clarified that initially the C-400 Captain was equipped with Hirth F-30 A26 engines, however, due to the high fuel consumption, their expediency was revised, so that from 2002 the aircraft was equipped with the above mentioned power plant.


Specifications C-400 Captain.


  • Crew: 1-2 person;
  • Passenger: 2-3 person;
  • aircraft Length: 7,8 m .;
  • Wingspan: 12,3 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,8 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 740 kg. (Depending on the layout);
  • Payload: 490 kg. (Depending on the layout);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1230 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 180 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 220 km \ h. (Depending on the layout);
  • Maximum flight distance: 1200 km. (Depending on the layout);
  • Maximum flight height: 4000 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: 2 x Rotax 912UL (depending on layout);
  • Power: 2 x 115 hp (Depending on layout)



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