I.Ae. 31 Colibrí

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IAe.31 Colibrí
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Role Civil trainer
National origin Argentina
Manufacturer Instituto Aerotécnico
Designer Émile Dewoitine
First flight 18 September 1947
Number built 3

The IAe.31 Colibrí ("Hummingbird") was a civil trainer aircraft developed in Argentina in the 1940s. It was developed by the Instituto Aerotécnico for manufacture by the H. Goberna factory in Córdoba Province as an initiative under President Juan Perón's first five year plan.

The design used the AeC.3G of the early 1930s as a starting point, but was a considerably modernised aircraft. Like the AeC.3G, however, it was a conventional low-wing cantilever monoplane with seating for pilot and instructor in tandem and fixed tailwheel undercarriage. Unlike its predecessor, the cockpits were enclosed under a long canopy. In the event, only three examples were built.


Specifications[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two, pilot and instructor
  • Length: 7.95 m (26 ft 1 in)
  • Wingspan: 10.37 m (34 ft 0 in)
  • Height: 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
  • Wing area: 16.0 m2 (172 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 635 kg (1,400 lb)
  • Gross weight: 916 kg (2,020 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Blackburn Cirrus Major 3, 115 kW (155 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 240 km/h (150 mph)
  • Cruising speed: 210 km/h (127.30 mph)
  • Endurance: 1 hours  50 min
  • Service ceiling: 6,500 m (21,300 ft)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 524. 
  • Bridgeman, Leonard. Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1950-1951 edition New York: The Mcgraw.Hill Book Company, Inc, 1950 Pg.9c(No ISBN)