Evangel 4500

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Evangel 4500
Evangel-Air 4500-300 (4604893680).jpg
Role Light passenger/cargo
Manufacturer Evangel Aircraft Corporation
First flight June 1964
Introduction 1969
Number built 8
Unit cost
$70,500 in 1971[1]

The Evangel 4500 was a 1960s American twin-engined light passenger/cargo monoplane built by the Evangel Aircraft Corporation.

Development[edit]

The Evangel Aircraft Corporation was established to design and build a bush aircraft particularly for use by missionary groups. For work in South America it had to have STOL capability and be simple to operate and maintain. The aircraft that was designed was designated the Evangel 4500-300 and was a twin-engined monoplane with a tailwheel configuration retractable landing gear. The prototype first flew in June 1964 and the first production aircraft in January 1969. The aircraft needs a very short take-off run and can achieve a take-off to 50 ft (15m) within 375yds (343m).[citation needed]

Variants[edit]

4500
The sole prototype, with a high strut braced wing and tricycle undercarriage.
4500-300
Production variant
4500-300-II
Used to identify aircraft fitted with turbochargers.

Specifications[edit]

Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1971–72[2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 8 passengers
  • Length: 31 ft 6 in (9.60 m)
  • Wingspan: 41 ft 3 in (12.57 m)
  • Height: 9 ft 6 in (2.90 m)
  • Wing area: 251 ft2 (23.32 m2)
  • Empty weight: 3,455 lb (1,567 kg)
  • Gross weight: 5,500 lb (2,495 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Avco Lycoming IO-540-K1B5 air-cooled flat-six piston engine, 300 hp (224 kW) each each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 230 mph (370 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 175[3] mph (282 km/h)
  • Range: 700 miles (1,126 km)
  • Service ceiling: 21,030 ft (6410 m)
  • Rate of climb: 1,500 ft/min (7.6 m/s)

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Air Progress: 18. October 1971. 
  2. ^ Taylor 1971, pp. 298–299.
  3. ^ econ cruise
Bibliography
  • Taylor, John W. R. Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1971–72. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co, 1971. ISBN 0-354-00094-2.
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985), 1985, Orbis Publishing

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