DTA Combo

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Combo
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A DTA Combo with the DTA Magic wing, at the Aerosport air show in 2013
Role Ultralight trike
National origin France
Manufacturer DTA sarl
Designer Dominique Corriera
Status In production (2013)
Unit cost
39,515 (Combo FC 912 S Diva, 2011)

The DTA Combo is a French ultralight trike, designed by Dominique Corriera and produced by DTA sarl of Montélimar. The aircraft is supplied complete and ready-to-fly.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The Combo was designed to comply with the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale microlight category. It features a cable-braced or strut-braced hang glider-style high-wing, weight-shift controls, a two-seats-in-tandem open cockpit with a full cockpit fairing and windshield, tricycle landing gear with wheel pants and a single engine in pusher configuration.[1]

The aircraft is made from welded 4130 steel tubing, with Zicral alloy suspension. Its double surface wing is covered in Dacron sailcloth. A number of different wings and engines can be fitted to create several variants.[1]

Variants[edit]

Combo FC 912 S Diva
Version with the 9.4 m (30.8 ft) span DTA Diva wing of 12 m2 (130 sq ft). This wing is supported by a single tube-type kingpost and uses an "A" frame weight-shift control bar. The powerplant is a four cylinder, air and liquid-cooled, four-stroke, dual-ignition 100 hp (75 kW) Rotax 912S engine. This version has an empty weight of 241 kg (531 lb) and a gross weight of 450 kg (992 lb), giving a useful load of 209 kg (461 lb). With full fuel of 70 litres (15 imp gal; 18 US gal) the payload is 158 kg (348 lb).[1]
Combo FC 912 S Magic
Version with the 9.4 m (30.8 ft) span DTA Magic wing of 12 m2 (130 sq ft). This wing is a "topless" design, supported by struts and uses an "A" frame weight-shift control bar. The wing features vortex generators on the leading edge and gives a glide ratio if 10:1. The powerplant is a four cylinder, air and liquid-cooled, four-stroke, dual-ignition 100 hp (75 kW) Rotax 912S engine. This version has an empty weight of 243 kg (536 lb) and a gross weight of 472.5 kg (1,042 lb), giving a useful load of 229.5 kg (506 lb). With full fuel of 70 litres (15 imp gal; 18 US gal) the payload is 179 kg (395 lb).[1]
Combo HKS Dynamic 15/430
Version with the 9.4 m (30.8 ft) span DTA Dynamic wing of 13.60 m2 (146.4 sq ft). This wing is supported by a single tube-type kingpost and uses an "A" frame weight-shift control bar. The powerplant is a twin cylinder, air-cooled, four-stroke, dual-ignition 60 hp (45 kW) HKS 700E engine. This version has an empty weight of 196 kg (432 lb) and a gross weight of 430 kg (948 lb), giving a useful load of 234 kg (516 lb). With full fuel of 70 litres (15 imp gal; 18 US gal) the payload is 184 kg (406 lb). A distinctive feature of the Combo HKS Dynamic 15/430 is its all-black tubing.[1]

Specifications (Combo FC 912 S Magic)[edit]

DTA Combo carriage

Data from Bayerl[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Wingspan: 9.4 m (30 ft 10 in)
  • Wing area: 12.0 m2 (129 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 243 kg (536 lb)
  • Gross weight: 472.5 kg (1,042 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 70 litres (15 imp gal; 18 US gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 912ULS four cylinder, liquid and air-cooled, four stroke aircraft engine, 75 kW (101 hp)
  • Propellers: 3-bladed composite

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 160 km/h (99 mph; 86 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 130 km/h (81 mph; 70 kn)
  • Stall speed: 58 km/h (36 mph; 31 kn)
  • Maximum glide ratio: 10:1
  • Rate of climb: 5.5 m/s (1,080 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 39.4 kg/m2 (8.1 lb/sq ft)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 208. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X

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