Comp Air 9

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Comp Air 9
Role Amateur-built aircraft
National origin United States
Manufacturer Comp Air
Status In production (2012)
Unit cost
US$770,000 to $1.2M (to complete, 2011)

The Comp Air 9 is a turboprop, high-wing, cantilever monoplane with tricycle landing gear produced as a kit for amateur construction by Comp Air. A total of one example had been completed and flown by the end of 2011.[1][2]

Design and development[edit]

The aircraft is built from carbon fiber and is powered by a Honeywell TPE331-10 turboprop powerplant of 1,000 hp (746 kW) or similar engine.[2][3]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

Specifications (typical Comp Air 9)[edit]

Data from Bayerl and Comp Air[3][6]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: five
  • Length: 38 ft (12 m)
  • Wingspan: 43 ft (13 m)
  • Wing area: 260 sq ft (24 m2)
  • Aspect ratio: 6:1
  • Empty weight: 4,300 lb (1,950 kg)
  • Gross weight: 7,700 lb (3,493 kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 300 U.S. gallons (1,100 L; 250 imp gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Honeywell TPE331-10 or -12 turboprop aircraft engine, 1,000 hp (750 kW)
  • Propellers: 4-bladed Hartzell constant speed, reversible propeller

Performance

  • Cruise speed: 250 kn (288 mph; 463 km/h)
  • Stall speed: 58 kn (67 mph; 107 km/h)
  • Range: 1,500 nmi (1,726 mi; 2,778 km)
  • g limits: +4.3/-1.5
  • Rate of climb: 2,800 ft/min (14 m/s) at gross weight
  • Wing loading: 29 lb/sq ft (140 kg/m2)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vandermeullen, Richard: 2011 Kit Aircraft Buyer's Guide, Kitplanes, Volume 28, Number 12, December 2011, page 49. Belvoir Publications. ISSN 0891-1851
  2. ^ a b Tacke, Willi; Marino Boric; et al: World Directory of Light Aviation 2015-16, pages 92. Flying Pages Europe SARL, 2015. ISSN 1368-485X
  3. ^ a b Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 91. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
  4. ^ "Roger Agnelli, banker who built Vale into mining giant, 'dies in Brazil plane crash'". The Guardian. Reuters. 20 March 2016. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  5. ^ Niles, Russs (20 March 2016). "Kit Crash Kills Seven". AVweb. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  6. ^ Comp Air (n.d.). "Comp Air 9 Specifications". Retrieved 17 September 2012.

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