Zenair Zodiac CH 640. Specifications. A photo.
Zenair Zodiac CH 640. Specifications. A photo.

Zenair Zodiac CH 640. Specifications. A photo.


Zenair Zodiac CH 640 - Canadian lightweight single-engine multi-purpose aircraft, designed by «Zenair» and commercially available from 2001 years.


Photo Zenair Zodiac CH 640


A small single-engine multi-purpose aircraft began to be designed by Canadian designers and engineers at the end of the 90-ies of the last century. The main reason for the beginning of the development of the design of this aircraft was the demand among private consumers in high-quality and inexpensive aircraft capable of carrying on board, both people and various cargoes. Nevertheless, in view of the design features, it is impossible to place a large and bulky cargo in the cockpit of the Zenair Zodiac CH 640, so, in fact, this model can not transport it, which has led to a drop in interest in this air vehicle.


Zenair Zodiac CH 640 photo


The first flight of the Zenair Zodiac CH 640 made in 2001 year, however, despite the fact that the flight performance during the test flight coincided with the expectations of the airplane designers, the aircraft entered mass production only a few years later. Due to the above reasons, the Zenair Zodiac CH 640 aircraft could not gain much popularity among private owners, which is why, according to 2011 data, only 50 aircraft were built, although aircraft production is still ongoing . Production of Zenair Zodiac CH 640 aircraft is conducted exclusively as a set for self-assembly, which allowed to minimize the cost, which according to 2011 data was about 29 thousand dollars.


Cabin Zenair Zodiac CH 640


On board a multipurpose aircraft Zenair Zodiac CH 640 can accommodate up to four people - a pilot and three passengers. Initially, Canadian aircraft manufacturers believed that the plane will be able to interest him and representatives of the commercial sphere of civil aviation, however, this has not happened.

The power plant of the aircraft model Zenair Zodiac CH 640 consists of one four-cylinder piston aircraft engine brand Lycoming O-360, the ability to develop traction in 180 hp, allowing the aircraft to exercise flights on distances of up to 820 kilometers at a cruising flight speed in 260 km \ h. In addition to the standard power plant on the plane can be used by aircraft engines and piston type other brands, but equal power, which has no effect on the speed parameters of the aircraft.


Specifications Zenair Zodiac CH 640.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 3 person;
  • aircraft Length: 6,38 m .;
  • Wingspan: 8,24 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,62 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 263 kg. (Depending on configuration);
  • Payload: 236 kg. (Depending on configuration);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 499 kg. (Depending on configuration);
  • Cruising speed: 130 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 140 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 600 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 3660 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming O-360 (depending on configuration);
  • Power: 180 hp


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