Valmet PIK-23 Townmaster. Specifications. A photo.
Valmet PIK-23 Townmaster. Specifications. A photo.

Valmet PIK-23 Townmaster. Specifications. A photo.


Valmet PIK-23 Townmaster (Suhinu) - lightweight single-engine multi-purpose civilian aircraft of the Finnish production of manufactured aircraft manufacturer «Valmet» with 1982 1983 on year.


Photo Valmet PIK-23 Townmaster


Designing aircraft Valmet PIK-23 Townmaster began in the year 1980, in this case, the main purpose of the development of the aircraft was a need for a multi-purpose aircraft, intended for use as a training aircraft and as a means to disperse the glider.

aircraft design Valmet PIK-23 Townmaster made of composite materials that substantially reduced the weight of the aircraft, and to increase its strength characteristics, and consequently, increase the reliability of ongoing missions. However, in connection with the use of composite aircraft Valmet PIK-23 Townmaster largely rose, due to which the customers were not interested in buying the aircraft - for a little more than a year of production was built only two aircraft of this model (without taking into account two a prototype).


Valmet PIK-23 Townmaster photo


Aircraft Valmet PIK-23 Townmaster has good aerodynamic shape that greatly reduces drag in flight, and contributes to the maneuverability of the aircraft, which is important in view of its intended purpose.

The first aircraft flight Valmet PIK-23 Townmaster held in 1982 year, with, initially, two prototypes were tested, one of which was performed with the use of conventional materials, and the other - with the use of composite materials. Almost immediately after the completion of the test aircraft entered series production, which for the above mentioned reasons, remained very small.


Aircraft Valmet PIK-23 Townmaster


The cockpit of the Valmet PIK-23 Townmaster is very small in size, which means that only two people can be accommodated here: a pilot and a passenger, or if an airplane was supposed to be used as an instructional tool - an instructor and a cadet. Nevertheless, the Finnish aircraft builders took into account the experience of the past design of aircraft, and in this connection the luggage compartment appeared in the cabin, which was supposed to lead to the popularization of this aircraft among private owners, however, as before, the aircraft was not adapted for transportation Cargo, which left a very narrow scope of its application.

The aircraft of this model is equipped with one piston four-cylinder Avco Lycoming O-360-A4M aircraft engine capable of developing a thrust of 180 hp, which in turn allowed the aircraft to accelerate to a speed of 280 km / h (maximum value), and easily cover distances up to 1250 kilometers, which is also a very acceptable figure.


Specifications Valmet PIK-23 Townmaster.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 7,2 m .;
  • Wingspan: 10 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,9 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 590 kg .;
  • Payload: 280 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 870 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 220 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 280 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 1250 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 3650 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Avco Lycoming O-360-A4M;
  • Power: 180 hp


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