LIPNUR Super Kunang

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Super Kunang
Role Sports aircraft
National origin Indonesian
Manufacturer Angkatan Udara Republik Indonesia, Depot Penjelidikan, Pertjobaan dan Pembuatan/LIPNUR
First flight 25 October 1963

LIPNUR developed and manufactured the Super Kunang - also known as the Super Kunang 35 - in the 1960s. Powered by a Volkswagen air-cooled engine and seating only one person, it was used as a light sports plane.

Kunang-Kunang means 'Firefly' in Indonesian.

Development[edit]

The prototype Super Kunang I (X-05) first flew on 25 October 1963.[1] In production, it was known as the Super Kunang 35.[2]
Both it and a 2-seat variant (see below) were exhibited at the National Research Exhibition in Jakarta (1-13 July 1965).[1]

Variants[edit]

A two-seat prototype, the Super Kunang II (X-07), was flown on 15 January 1965[1] but doesn't seem to have gone into production.

Specifications[edit]

from[2]
General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Length: 20 ft 0 in (6.10 m)
  • Wingspan: 25 ft 0 in (7.62 m)
  • Height: 5 ft 0 in (1.52 m)
  • Wing area: 107 ft2 (9.94 m2)
  • Empty weight: 506 lb (229.5 kg)
  • Gross weight: 726 lb (329.3 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Volkswagen, 36 hp (26.8 kW)

Performance

  • Cruise speed: 80 mph (129 km/h)
  • Rate of climb: 460 ft/min (2.33 m/s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Senduk, R.G.W. (20 March 2001). "Harapan dan Tanggapan Pemerhati dan Mitra". Retrieved 23 March 2010.  In Indonesian, translated by Google
  2. ^ a b "Light Aircraft 1964". Flight International: 434–5. 19 March 1964. Retrieved 23 March 2010. 
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 62. 


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