Evektor VUT100 Cobra

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VUT100 Cobra
Evektor VUT-100 Cobra OK-EVE r.jpg
Role Light aircraft
National origin Czech Republic
Manufacturer Evektor-Aerotechnik
Status In production (2012)

The Evektor VUT100 Cobra (also called the VUT 100 and VUT-100) is a Czech light aircraft designed and produced by Evektor-Aerotechnik, of Kunovice. The aircraft is supplied as a complete ready-to-fly-aircraft.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The aircraft features a cantilever low-wing, a four seat enclosed cabin, retractable tricycle landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration.[1]

The VUT100 is made with predominantly sheet aluminum construction. Its 10.2 m (33.5 ft) span wing has an area of 13.11 m2 (141.1 sq ft) and mounts flaps. The engines fitted vary, depending on the model and the cabin is 1.22 m (48 in) in width. The VUT100 is stressed for +3.8/-1.52g in the normal category and +4.4/-1.76g in the utility category.[1][2]

Although designed to European CS-23 and American FAR-23 certification standards, by December 2012 the VUT100 did not have a type certificate listed with the European Aviation Safety Agency or the Federal Aviation Administration.[3][4]

Variants[edit]

Evektor VUT100-120i Cobra
Base model with a 200 hp (149 kW) Lycoming IO-360-A1B6 four-stroke powerplant, an empty weight of 830 kg (1,830 lb) and a gross weight of 1,330 kg (2,930 lb), giving a useful load of 500 kg (1,100 lb).[1][2]
Evektor VUT100-131i SuperCobra
Higher powered model with a 315 hp (235 kW) Lycoming IO-580-B1A four-stroke powerplant, an empty weight of 880 kg (1,940 lb) and a gross weight of 1,450 kg (3,200 lb), giving a useful load of 570 kg (1,260 lb).[1][2]

Specifications (VUT100-131i SuperCobra)[edit]

Evektor VUT100 Cobra

Data from Bayerl and Evektor[1][2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: three passengers
  • Length: 8.0 m (26 ft 3 in)
  • Wingspan: 10.2 m (33 ft 6 in)
  • Wing area: 13.11 m2 (141.1 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 880 kg (1,940 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,450 kg (3,197 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 340 litres (75 imp gal; 90 US gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming IO-580-B1A six cylinder, air-cooled, four stroke aircraft engine, 235 kW (315 hp)
  • Propellers: 3-bladed Hartzell Propeller HC-F3YR-1RF constant speed, 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) diameter

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 324 km/h (201 mph; 175 kn)
  • Stall speed: 103 km/h (64 mph; 56 kn)
  • Never exceed speed: 375 km/h (233 mph; 202 kn)
  • Range: 1,830 km (1,137 mi; 988 nmi)
  • Endurance: 6 hours
  • g limits: +3.8/-1.52g (normal category), +4.4/-1.76g (utility category)
  • Rate of climb: 7.6 m/s (1,500 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 110.6 kg/m2 (22.7 lb/sq ft)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 163. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
  2. ^ a b c d Evektor-Aerotechnik (n.d.). "Technical Data". Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  3. ^ European Aviation Safety Agency (18 December 2012). "EASA Aircraft Type Certificates - No matching records found". Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Federal Aviation Administration (18 December 2012). "Type Certificate Data Sheets - No results found". Retrieved 18 December 2012. 

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