Rud Aero RA-3

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RA-3
RudAero-RA3.jpg
Role Aerobatic trainer
National origin United States
Manufacturer Rud Aero
Introduction 2013

The Rud Aero RA-3 is an American composite aerobatic training aircraft, produced by Rud Aero.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The RA-3 is a single engine two-seat, side-by-side configuration, low wing, tricycle gear composite construction aircraft. The aircraft is built using carbon fiber construction throughout. The aircraft has a cambered training wing that can be exchanged for a constant chord symmetrical wing for advanced aerobatic training. The aircraft is designed to operated as an FAR Part 21.24 aircraft, with future modifications to meet American LSA standards.[2]

Variants[edit]

RA-3
Base model
RA-3L
LSA variant

Specifications (RA-3)[edit]

Data from EAA, Manufacturer

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 1
  • Length: 22 ft (6.7 m)
  • Wingspan: 24 ft (7.3 m)
  • Empty weight: 1,100 lb (499 kg)
  • Gross weight: 1,800 lb (816 kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 44 U.S. gallons (170 L; 37 imp gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming IO-360 Horizontally opposed piston aircraft engine, 180 hp (130 kW)
  • Propellers: 3-bladed MT Propeller constant speed propeller

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 130 kn; 241 km/h (150 mph)
  • Cruise speed: 117 kn; 217 km/h (135 mph)
  • Stall speed: 43 kn; 80 km/h (50 mph)
  • G limits: +-8g
  • Rate of climb: 1,961 ft/min (9.96 m/s)

Avionics

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RUD RA-3". Retrieved 23 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Rud Aero Debuted Aerobatic trainer". Retrieved 23 August 2013.