DINFIA IA 45

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IA 45 Querandi
I.Ae. 45 Querandí.jpg
Role Light transport
National origin Argentina
Manufacturer DINFIA
First flight 1957
Number built 2

The DINFIA IA 45 Querandi was a 1950s Argentine twin-engined light transport aircraft built by the DINFIA.

Development[edit]

The IA 45 Querandi was designed as an executive and light transport. A twin-engined all metal high-wing cantilever monoplane with an upswept rear fuselage. It had a tailplane with two fins and rudders and retractable tricycle landing gear. Powered by two pusher configuration Avco Lycoming O-320 piston engines it had room for a pilot and four passengers. The prototype first flew on 23 September 1957 and was followed by an improved version with more powerful engines and six-seats.

Variants[edit]

IA 45
Prototype powered by two Avco Lycoming O-320 piston engines, one built, first flight 23 September 1957.
IA 45B
Improved version with six seats and powered by two Lycoming O-360 piston engines, one built, first flight 15 November 1960.

Specifications (IA 45B)[edit]

Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1961–62[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: One
  • Capacity: Five passengers
  • Length: 8.92 m (29 ft 3 in)
  • Wingspan: 13.75 m (45 ft 2 in)
  • Height: 2.79 m (9 ft 2 in)
  • Wing area: 19.3 m2 (207.7 ft2)
  • Aspect ratio: 9.8:1
  • Empty weight: 1170 kg (2579 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1800 kg (3968 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Lycoming O-360 flat-four piston engine, 134 kW (180 hp) each each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 275 km/h (171 mph)
  • Cruising speed: 245 km/h (152 mph)
  • Range: 1,100 km (680 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 7,500 m (24,600 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 7.0 m/s (1,380 ft/min)

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Taylor 1961, p. 4.
Bibliography
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985), 1985, Orbis Publishing
  • Taylor, John W. R. Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1961–62. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1961.