Peña Capeña

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Capeña
Role Aerobatic amateur-built aircraft
National origin France
Designer Louis Peña
First flight 24 July 1984
Status Plans available (2012)
Unit cost
760 (plans only, 2011)
Variants Peña Bilouis

The Peña Capeña is a French aerobatic amateur-built aircraft that was designed by competitive aerobatic pilot Louis Peña of Dax, Landes and made available in the form of plans for amateur construction.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The Capeña features a cantilever low-wing, a single seat enclosed cockpit under a bubble canopy, fixed conventional landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration.[1]

The Capeña is made from wood. Its 6.8 m (22.3 ft) span wing has an area of 7.65 m2 (82.3 sq ft) and mounts flaps. The standard recommended engines is the 180 to 200 hp (134 to 149 kW) Lycoming AEIO-360 four-stroke powerplant.[1]

The aircraft was later developed into the two seat Peña Bilouis.[1]

Specifications (Capeña)[edit]

Data from Bayerl[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Wingspan: 6.8 m (22 ft 4 in)
  • Wing area: 7.65 m2 (82.3 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 440 kg (970 lb)
  • Gross weight: 580 kg (1,279 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 85 litres (19 imp gal; 22 US gal) in two tanks of 40 litres (8.8 imp gal; 11 US gal) and 45 litres (9.9 imp gal; 12 US gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming AEIO-360 four cylinder, air-cooled, four stroke aircraft engine, 150 kW (200 hp)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed metal constant speed propeller

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 325 km/h (202 mph; 175 kn)
  • Cruising speed: 280 km/h (174 mph; 151 kn)
  • Stall speed: 85 km/h (53 mph; 46 kn)
  • Rate of climb: 15 m/s (3,000 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 75.8 kg/m2 (15.5 lb/sq ft)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 109. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X

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