Krasniye Kryl'ya Deltacraft MD-50C

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Deltacraft MD-50C
Role Ultralight trike
National origin Russia
Manufacturer Krasniye Kryl'ya
Status In production (2013)

The Krasniye Kryl'ya Deltacraft MD-50C (English: Redwings DeltaCraft) is a Russian ultralight trike, designed and produced by Krasniye Kryl'ya of Taganrog. The aircraft is supplied as a complete ready-to-fly-aircraft.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The Deltacraft MD-50C was designed to comply with the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale microlight category, including the category's maximum gross weight of 450 kg (992 lb). The aircraft has a maximum gross weight of 380 kg (838 lb). It features a cable-braced hang glider-style high-wing, weight-shift controls, a two-seats-in-tandem open cockpit with a cockpit fairing, tricycle landing gear with wheel pants and a single engine in pusher configuration.[1]

The aircraft is made from bolted-together aluminum tubing, with its double surface wing covered in Dacron sailcloth. The wing is supported by a single tube-type kingpost and uses an "A" frame weight-shift control bar. The powerplant is a twin cylinder, air-cooled, two-stroke, dual-ignition 50 hp (37 kW) Rotax 503 engine or liquid-cooled 64 hp (48 kW) Rotax 582. With the 582 engine the aircraft has an empty weight of 178 kg (392 lb) and a gross weight of 380 kg (838 lb), giving a useful load of 202 kg (445 lb). With full fuel of 80 litres (18 imp gal; 21 US gal) the payload is 144 kg (317 lb).[1]

A number of different wings can be fitted to the basic carriage, including a 14 m2 (150 sq ft) wing produced by the company.[1]

Variants[edit]

Deltacraft MD-50C
Version with 64 hp (48 kW) Rotax 582 engine[1]
Mandelevium MD-30
Version with 50 hp (37 kW) Rotax 503 engine[1]

Specifications (Deltacraft MD-50C)[edit]

Data from Bayerl[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Wing area: 14 m2 (150 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 178 kg (392 lb)
  • Gross weight: 380 kg (838 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 80 litres (18 imp gal; 21 US gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 582 twin cylinder, liquid-cooled, two stroke aircraft engine, 48 kW (64 hp)
  • Propellers: 3-bladed composite

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 125 km/h (78 mph; 67 kn)
  • Cruising speed: 85 km/h (53 mph; 46 kn)
  • Rate of climb: 4 m/s (790 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 27.1 kg/m2 (5.6 lb/sq ft)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 215. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X

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