ICA IS-32

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IS-32
Role Sailplane
National origin Romania
Manufacturer ICA
Designer Iosif Silimon
First flight June 1977

The ICA IS-32 is an open class high performance metal two-seat sailplane produced in Romania in the 1970s. A refinement of the IS-28B, it shared most of that aircraft's fuselage, mated to new wings and empennage. This new wing had a span of 20 metres, featuring interconnected ailerons and flaps, Schempp-Hirth-type airbrakes, and water ballast tanks. The monowheel undercarriage differed from the IS-28 in being fully retractable.


Specifications[edit]

Data from Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1988-89[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 8.36 m (27 ft 5 in)
  • Wingspan: 20 m (65 ft 7 in)
  • Height: 2.27 m (7 ft 5 in)
  • Wing area: 14.68 m2 (158.0 sq ft)
  • Aspect ratio: 27.25
  • Airfoil: root:Wortmann FX 67-K-170; tip: Wortmann FX 67-K-150
  • Empty weight: 400 kg (882 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 590 kg (1,301 lb)

Performance

  • Stall speed: 78 km/h (48 mph; 42 kn)
  • Never exceed speed: 195 km/h (121 mph; 105 kn) in smooth air
  • Max rough air speed: 161 km/h (87 kn; 100 mph)
  • Max aero-tow speed: 140 km/h (76 kn; 87 mph)
  • Max winch-launch speed: 110 km/h (59 kn; 68 mph)
  • g limits: +4 -1.5
  • Maximum glide ratio: 44.5
  • Best glide speed: 110 km/h (59 kn; 68 mph)
  • Rate of sink: 0.62 m/s (122 ft/min)
  • Minimum sink speed: 90 km/h (49 kn; 56 mph)
  • Wing loading: 40.2 kg/m2 (8.2 lb/sq ft)

References[edit]

  1. ^ John W.R. Taylor, ed. (1988). Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1988-89. London: Jane's Information Group. p. 628. ISBN 0-7106-0867-5. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 528. 
  • Hardy, Michael (1982). Gliders and Sailplanes of the World. Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 56. 
  • Coates, Andrew (1978). Jane's World Sailplanes and Motor Gliders. London: MacDonald and Jane's. p. 127.