Sorrell SNS-7 Hiperbipe. Specifications. A photo.
Sorrell SNS-7 Hiperbipe. Specifications. A photo.

Sorrell SNS-7 Hiperbipe. Specifications. A photo.


Sorrell SNS-7 Hiperbipe - Double single-engine biplane designed and manufactured by the American company «Sorrell Aviation» with 1973 years.


Photo Sorrell SNS-7 Hiperbipe


The aircraft model Sorrell SNS-7 Hiperbipe was designed by US aircraft manufacturers as a sports aircraft, with, in addition to sporting piloting. The aircraft can also be used as a special aircraft on board which can transport people and small loads.

The first work on the creation of aircraft Sorrell SNS-7 Hiperbipe started a group of designers in the 1970 year and have directly in the further development of the design project, the aircraft design was improved, which in turn led to good aerodynamic shapes, providing the aircraft the ability to accelerate to high speeds and resist large both positive and negative accelerations arising in the performance of aerobatic stunts.

American designers settled on the design of a biplane, not only because this configuration provides higher flight reliability, but also to create a higher lift, however, due to the fact that over the three years of development of the aircraft project continuously optimize and refined, the design has been very expensive, and therefore the release of the aircraft was small.


Sorrell SNS-7 Hiperbipe photo


In the cockpit of the aircraft Sorrell SNS-7 Hiperbipe can accommodate up to two people, including the pilot and one passenger. However, in the cockpit there is enough room to accommodate the extra weight here and the total weight, taking into account the weight of people on board, to 396 kg, which corresponds to approximately 100-120 kilos of additional load.

The power plant of the aircraft Sorrell SNS-7 Hiperbipe includes a piston aircraft engine Lycoming IO-360-B1E, consisting of four operating cylinders that provide the thrust to the development of 180 hp, which in turn allows the aircraft to withstand large overload, have high for this type of aircraft overloading, as well as to reach a maximum speed of flight in 362 km \ h. The maximum distance of the following aircraft also remains quite acceptable, and is about 810 km.


Aircraft Sorrell SNS-7 Hiperbipe


According to 2015 years, aware of the existence, at least, 25 aircrafts of this model - one aircraft is in the territory of the United Kingdom, the two aircraft are located in Canada, and more 22 aircrafts owned by private owners in the United States.

Officially, the aircraft model Sorrell SNS-7 Hiperbipe discontinued issued in 1981 year.


Specifications Sorrell SNS-7 Hiperbipe.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 6,35 m .;
  • Wingspan: 6,96 m .;
  • Plane Height: 1,8 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 561 kg .;
  • Payload: 306 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 867 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 260 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 362 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 810 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 6096 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming IO-360-B1E;
  • Power: 180 hp


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