White Lightning WLAC-1. Specifications. A photo.
White Lightning WLAC-1. Specifications. A photo.

White Lightning WLAC-1. Specifications. A photo.


White Lightning WLAC-1 - American single-engine monoplane, designed and manufactured aircraft companies «White Lightning Aircraft Corporation» and «Reflex Fiberglass Works» with 1986 years.


White Lightning WLAC-1 photo


The first design work to create a four-seater aircraft began the American aircraft manufacturers in 1982 year, and, initially before the engineers had a task not related to the development in demand among private owners of aircraft, and it is connected in the first place was an attempt to create a fast and maneuverable aircraft.

The design of the White Lightning WLAC-1 aircraft mainly differs from the aircraft of its era in that it has a hidden cockpit, which in turn reduces drag during flight, thereby providing a higher speed with less fuel consumption, as well as higher maneuverability due to which the aircraft can also be positioned as a sports aircraft, which, by the way, is also facilitated by the very compact dimensions of the fuselage.


Photo White Lightning WLAC-1


Despite the fact that the design of the aircraft is somewhat angular, this does not affect the handling of the aircraft, however, it greatly contributes to the expansion of the interior space in the cockpit, thereby allowing the placement of up to 4 people, including one pilot, on board. Nevertheless, due to the peculiarities of the cockpit of the White Lightning WLAC-1 aircraft, the aircraft is not suitable for transporting any cargoes on its board, at least this possibility was not envisaged by the American aircraft builders involved in the design of the aircraft.

For the first time in the air plane model White Lightning WLAC-1 rose in 1986, after which, the leadership of «White Lightning Aircraft Corporation» aircraft company decided airplane launch in small batch production, however, since the plane had a very high price and at the same time did not have the broad functionality, for the entire period of release was built just 14 aircraft of this model.


Cabin White Lightning WLAC-1


The power plant of the White Lightning WLAC-1 aircraft includes one Continental IO-360 piston aircraft engine capable of developing a thrust of 210 hp, which in turn provides the aircraft with a very high flight speed of up to 450 km / h, which can to be compared, perhaps, only with sports aircraft or aircraft equipped with turboprop power plants. The maximum flight range of the White Lightning WLAC-1 aircraft also has a very high indicator - the aircraft can cover up to 3220 kilometers, which practically no light aircraft has.


Specifications White Lightning WLAC-1.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 3 person;
  • aircraft Length: 7,11 m .;
  • Wingspan: 8,43 m .;
  • Plane Height: 1,9 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 612 kg .;
  • Payload: 477 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1089 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 400 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 450 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 3220 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5600 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Continental IO-360;
  • Power: 210 hp



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