Storm 320E. Specifications. A photo.
Storm 320E. Specifications. A photo.

Storm 320E. Specifications. A photo.


Storm 320E - ultra-light aircraft designed by Italian aircraft manufacturer «Storm Aircraft» in 1993 year.


Storm 320E photo


Development of the aircraft began Storm 320E Italian engineers and designers in the 1991 year, at the same time as a support base for the design was the model aircraft 300 the Storm, which appeared a few months earlier. In contrast to the basic model, which is based on the aircraft, and create the Italian aviarazrabotchikami was decided to create a lighter, but at the same time and a cheaper aircraft in terms of its cost, which could attract more interest from prospective owners.

Due to the fact that the aircraft is actually created by a different version of the aircraft, successfully-proven, aircraft were built and tested aircraft manufacturers only for two years, and in the year 1993, aircraft of this model was able to take to the air for the first time.

To minimize the cost of production and increase production capacity, the management of the Italian aircraft company Storm Aircraft decided to produce the Storm 320E models as self-assembly kits by future owners - in this situation, the cost of one aircraft was only about 20 thousand dollars, and For the assembly of the aircraft was required only from 250 to 400 hours of free time. The Storm 320E aircraft received a certain popularity among customers, however, the production of this aircraft was severely restricted - the production period lasted only from 1993 to 1998 year, and during this time 100 self-assembly kits were created, of which, according to 2014 data , 94 units of the current model were sold.


Photo Storm 320E


The cockpit of the Storm 320E aircraft can accommodate up to two people, while, due to the fact that the free space inside the cockpit of the aircraft is seriously limited, and moreover, a very low-power engine is used here, the aircraft is not suitable for transporting cargo on board. Nevertheless, due to the fact that the aircraft has high maneuverability and flight speed, it can be operated as a sports aircraft.

The power plant of the Storm 320E aircraft consists of one Rotax 912UL piston four-cylinder aircraft engine with a capacity of 80 hp, which significantly limits the maximum take-off weight of the aircraft, but nevertheless allows it to reach speeds of up to 295 km / h. (maximum rate). The maximum flight range of this ultra-light aircraft is also quite acceptable for an aircraft of this class, and amounts to 1000 kilometers.


Airplane Storm 320E


The aircraft was manufactured in two main versions, differing mainly chassis device:

  • Storm 320E - The basic production version of the airplane;
  • Storm 280 - A modified version of the aircraft.



Specifications Storm 320E.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 6,55 m .;
  • Wingspan: 9 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,14 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 280 kg .;
  • Payload: 170 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 450 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 245 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 295 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 1000 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 3660 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Rotax 912UL;
  • Power: 80 hp ..



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