PIK-15

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PIK-15 Hinu
PIK-15 Hinu at Nummela Airport, (EFNU).jpg
Role Glider tug
National origin Finland
Manufacturer Polyteknikkojen Ilmailukerho
Designer Kai Mellen, Ilkka Lounamaa and Jussi Rinta
First flight 29 August 1964
Number built 7

The PIK-15 Hinu was a light aircraft developed in Finland in the 1960s for use as a glider tug.[1] It was a low-wing cantilever monoplane of conventional design with an enclosed cockpit and fixed, tailwheel undercarriage.[2] The cockpit had two seats, side-by-side, and the PIK-15 was intended to have a secondary role as a trainer.[1] Construction was of wood throughout.[3]

Design work began in 1960, with the first prototype built two years later and flying on 29 August 1964.[2] Six examples were listed on the Finnish Civil Aviation Authority registry in 2011.[4]

Specifications (prototype)[edit]

Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1965–66[5]

General characteristics

  • Crew: One pilot
  • Capacity: 1 passenger or instructor
  • Length: 6.60 m (21 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 10.00 m (32 ft 9½ in)
  • Height: 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
  • Wing area: 14.0 m2 (150.7 ft2)
  • Aspect ratio: 7.15:1
  • Wing profile: NACA 2415 at root, NACA 4409R at tip
  • Empty weight: 493 kg (1,087 lb)
  • Gross weight: 765 kg (1,687 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming O-320, 112 kW (150 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 190 km/h (118 mph)
  • Cruising speed: 170 km/h (106 mph)
  • Stall speed: 90 km/h (56 mph)
  • Rate of climb: 7.0 m/s (1380 ft/min)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Taylor 1989, p.726
  2. ^ a b "PIK-sarjan lentokoneet"
  3. ^ "PIK-15 HINU '2000+'"
  4. ^ Summary of the Finnish Aircraft Register 2011, Part I pages 47 and 107
  5. ^ Taylor 1965, pp. 30–31.

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