Renard R.30

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R.30
Role Airliner
National origin Belgium
Manufacturer Renard
First flight 1931
Number built 1

The Renard R.30 was a prototype trimotor airliner built in Belgium in 1931.[1] It was a strut-braced high-wing monoplane of conventional design with a fully enclosed flight deck and separate passenger compartment.[2] One engine was mounted on the nose, while the other two were mounted on the leading edges of the wings.[2] Construction was metal throughout, skinned in plywood and fabric.[2]

The R.30 was designed in response to a Belgian government requirement of 1929 for a long-range passenger transport aircraft to service Belgian Congo.[2] The design met the specifications laid down, but by the time it flew in 1931, it was judged already obsolete.[2] The single prototype, registered OO-AMK, was the only example built.[2]

Specifications[edit]

Data from "Trimoteur R-30"

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two pilots
  • Capacity: 4 passengers
  • Length: 10.00 m (32 ft 10 in)
  • Wingspan: 15.00 m (49 ft 3 in)
  • Height: 3.40 m (11 ft 2 in)
  • Wing area: 34 m2 (366 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 1,550 kg (3,410 lb)
  • Gross weight: 2,290 kg (5.040 lb)
  • Powerplant: 3 × Renard 5-cylinder radials, 90 kW (120 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 209 km/h (131 mph)
  • Stall speed: 99 km/h ( mph)
  • Range: 700-1400 km ( miles)
  • Service ceiling: 7,000 m (23,000 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 4.4 m/s (860 ft/min)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Taylor 1989, p.758
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Renard R-30"

References[edit]

  • "Renard R-30". Fonds National Alfred Renard. Retrieved 2009-01-26. 
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. 
  • "Trimoteur R-30". Fonds National Alfred Renard. Retrieved 2009-01-26.