FFV Aerotech BA-14 Starling

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BA-14 Starling
Role Two-seat light monoplane
National origin Sweden
Designer Björn Andreasson
First flight 25 August 1988
Developed from MFI BA-12 Sländan

The FFV Aerotech BA-14 Starling is a Swedish two-seat light monoplane designed by Björn Andreasson and developed as a joint venture between Malmo Forsknings & Innovations and FFV Aerotech.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The prototype Starling first flew on 25 August 1988, it is a shoulder-wing monoplane mainly built from composite materials. The semi-monocoque fuselage has a V-tail which has a small ventral fin with a tailskid, the main landing gear is a fixed tricycle type. The prototype was powered by a 115 hp (86 kW) Lycoming O-235 flat-four piston engine with a two-bladed fixed-pitch tractor propeller. The enclosed cabin has side-by-side configuration seating for two under a one-piece transparent canopy.[1]

A BA-14 appeared at the 1988 SBAC Farnborough Airshow.[2]

Specifications (Utility variant)[edit]

Data from Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1989-90[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 6.56 m (21 ft 6¼ in)
  • Wingspan: 11.38 m (37 ft 4 in)
  • Height: 2.70 m (8 ft 10¼ in)
  • Empty weight: 480 kg (1059 lb)
  • Gross weight: 710 kg (1565 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming O-235 flat-four piston engine, 86 kW (115 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 240 km/h (150 mph)

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Taylor 1989, p. 220
  2. ^ Flight 1988-09-03, p.73

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