United Consultants Twin Bee. Specifications. A photo.
United Consultants Twin Bee. Specifications. A photo.

United Consultants Twin Bee. Specifications. A photo.


United Consultants Twin Bee - American twin-engine multipurpose amphibious aircraft designed and manufactured by Aircraft Company «United Consultants Corporation» with 1965 years.


Photo United Consultants Twin Bee


Development of the aircraft United Consultants Twin Bee was conducted by US experts on the basis of the model has become widely known in x-40 - 50-ies of the last century, Republic RC-3 Seabee, a year which produce more than 1000 copies were built. In 1959 year, aeronautical engineer from the company «United Consultants Corporation» decided to refining the existing model, in order to enhance its flight performance for a wider interest in the ranks of private owners.

Plane Design United Consultants Twin Bee was developed by Joseph Walter Gigante, but most of the structural aircraft components remained almost unchanged, as a consequence, the aircraft is often confused with the development of the company «Republic Aviation Company», although in reality, the model United Consultants Twin Bee has a whole beside its own unique qualities.


United Consultants Twin Bee photo


For the first time in the air plane United Consultants Twin Bee rose in 1962 year, however. For various reasons, the model was not directed into production that was associated with some technical issues identified during the test, as well as material resources on the account of the American company. Nevertheless, the release of the aircraft began in 1965 year, however, because of increased prices due to the long development, the aircraft's popularity was quite low, and therefore, the issue was quickly completed.

Unlike the Republic RC-3 Seabee model, the United Consultants Twin Bee aircraft has a power plant consisting of two Lycoming IO-360-B1D piston aircraft engines, each of which is capable of developing 180 hp, which provided the aircraft not only with more high carrying capacity, but actually led to an increase in the maximum speed, which for this model is 238 km / h. The maximum distance the United Consultants Twin Bee can fly by air is 1450 kilometers, which is a very acceptable indicator for an aircraft of this type.


Aircraft United Consultants Twin Bee


In the cockpit of the aircraft United Consultants Twin Bee can accommodate up to five people, including one pilot and four passengers, in fact, provided the aircraft is even the possibility of operating in the commercial sector of civil aviation. If necessary, the aircraft can also carry loads and total weight, taking into account the Ches already people are here to 640 kg.

Over the entire period of production, the US aircraft manufacturer «United Consultants Corporation» 23 aircraft of this model were built, of which a portion is actively maintained and today.


Specifications United Consultants Twin Bee.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 4 person;
  • aircraft Length: 9,55 m .;
  • Wingspan: 13,2 m .;
  • Plane Height: 3,06 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 980 kg .;
  • Payload: 640 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1620 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 210 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 238 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 1450 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4600 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: 2 × Lycoming IO-360-B1D;
  • Power: 2 × 180 hp


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