Aviatika-900 Acrobat

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900 Acrobat
Role Single-seat aerobatic monoplane
National origin Russia
Manufacturer Aviatika
First flight 22 February 1993
Number built 1

The Aviatika-900 Acrobat is a 1990s Russian single-seat aerobatic monoplane designed and built by Aviatika Joint Stock Company.[1] The aircraft is sometimes referred to as the MAI-900 Acrobat, the Moscow Aviation Institute being one of the constitute organisations when the company was formed in 1993.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The Acrobat is an all-metal monoplane with cantilever wings and a strut-braced tailplane.[1] It has a fixed landing gear with a steerable tailwheel and is powered by a 360 hp (268 kW) AOOT M-14P radial piston engine.[1]

Operational history[edit]

The aircraft set five FAI-accredited records.[1] The aircraft was sold to Lithuanian aerobatic pilot Jurgis Kairys.

Specifications[edit]

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 5.7 m (18 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 7.15 m (23 ft 5 in)
  • Height: 3.0 m (9 ft 10 in)
  • Wing area: 10 m2 (110 sq ft)
  • Aspect ratio: 5:11
  • Airfoil: Symmetrical
  • Empty weight: 590 kg (1,301 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 715 kg (1,576 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × AOOT M-14P radial piston engine, 270 kW (360 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 375 km/h (233 mph; 202 kn)
  • Stall speed: 107 km/h (66 mph; 58 kn)
  • g limits: ±11
  • Rate of climb: 23.0 m/s (4,530 ft/min)

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Taylor 1996, p. 422

Bibliography[edit]

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1996). Brassey's World Aircraft & Systems Directory. London, England: Brassey's. ISBN 978-1-85753-198-5.