Elmwood Christavia Mk I
|Christavia Mk I|
|Christavia Mk I|
|Number built||350 (2002)|
|Variants||Christavia Mk IV|
The Christavia Mk I is a Canadian homebuilt aircraft designed by Ron Mason. The aircraft is supplied in the form of plans for amateur construction. Designed for missionary flying in Africa, the aircraft's name means "Christ-in-Aviation".
Design and development
The Christavia is a single engine, high wing, conventional landing gear-equipped aircraft. The fuselage is of 4130 steel tube construction. The wings are flapless, predominantly wooden, use a custom Mason airfoil design and are supported by dual wing struts. The exterior is finished with aircraft fabric covering. The acceptable power range is 65 to 100 hp (48 to 75 kW) and the standard powerplant used is the 65 hp (48 kW) Continental A65 four stroke four cylinder horizontally opposed piston aircraft engine.
The designer estimated the construction time as 2000 hours.
- Christavia Mk I
- Two seat tandem
- Christavia Mk II
- Two seat side-by-side
- Christavia Mk IV
- Four place 150 hp (112 kW)
Specifications (Christavia Mk I)
Data from Original Plans s/n 291
- Crew: 1
- Capacity: 1 passenger
- Length: 20 ft 8 in (6.30 m)
- Wingspan: 32 ft 6 in (9.91 m)
- Height: 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
- Wing area: 146.25 sq ft (13.587 m2)
- Airfoil: Mason
- Empty weight: 745 lb (338 kg)
- Gross weight: 1,300–1,500 lb (590–680 kg)
- Fuel capacity: 18 US gallons (68 l; 15 imp gal)
- Powerplant: 1 × Continental A-65 horizontally opposed piston aircraft engine, 65 hp (48 kW)
- Propellers: 2-bladed wooden
- Maximum speed: 120 mph (193 km/h; 104 kn)
- Cruise speed: 105 mph (169 km/h; 91 kn)
- Stall speed: 40 mph (64 km/h; 35 kn)
- Range: 350 mi (304 nmi; 563 km)
- Service ceiling: 15,000 ft (4,600 m)
- Rate of climb: 1,000 ft/min (5.1 m/s)
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