Rolandas Kalinauskas RK-6 Magic

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RK-6 Magic
Role Ultralight aircraft
National origin Lithuania
Manufacturer Rolandas Kalinauskas
Status In production (2012)
Unit cost
36,000 (assembled, 2011)

The Rolandas Kalinauskas RK-6 Magic (or Magija) is a Lithuanian ultralight aircraft, designed and produced by Rolandas Kalinauskas, of Prienai. The aircraft is supplied as a complete ready-to-fly-aircraft.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The RK-6 was designed to comply with the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale microlight rules. It features a strut-braced high-wing, a two-seats-in-tandem enclosed cockpit under a bubble canopy, fixed tricycle landing gear and a single engine in pusher configuration.[1]

The aircraft forward fuselage is made from welded steel with a wooden laminate covering in the cockpit area, with the tail boom made from aluminum tube. The tail surfaces are built up from aluminum tubing, strut-braced and covered in Dacron sailcloth. The wings are wooden, produced by Arvydas Vaicekauskas and equipped with Junkers style flaperons with flap deflections of 20 and 40 degrees. Its 10.7 m (35.1 ft) span wing has an area of 12.5 m2 (135 sq ft). The standard engine available is the 64 hp (48 kW) Rotax 582 two-stroke powerplant. The aircraft can be flown without the canopy fitted, if desired.[1][2]

Specifications (RK-6 Magic)[edit]

Data from Bayerl[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Wingspan: 10.7 m (35 ft 1 in)
  • Wing area: 12.5 m2 (135 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 270 kg (595 lb)
  • Gross weight: 450 kg (992 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 50 litres (11 imp gal; 13 US gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 582 twin cylinder, liquid-cooled, two stroke aircraft engine, 48 kW (64 hp)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed wooden, 1.6 m (5 ft 3 in) diameter

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 170 km/h (106 mph; 92 kn)
  • Cruising speed: 155 km/h (96 mph; 84 kn)
  • Stall speed: 59 km/h (37 mph; 32 kn)
  • Rate of climb: 5 m/s (980 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 36.0 kg/m2 (7.4 lb/sq ft)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 74. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
  2. ^ "RK-6 Magic". Wings.lt. Retrieved 2012-08-30. 

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