Fuji FA-200 Aero Subaru
|FA-200 Aero Subaru|
|Role||Civil light aircraft|
|First flight||12 August 1965|
|Produced||1968 - 1986|
Design and development
Fuji Heavy Industries began development of a four-seat light aeroplane, the Fuji FA-200 Aero Subaru in 1964, the first prototype flying on 12 August 1965. It is a low-wing all-metal aircraft, fitted with a fixed nosewheel undercarriage and a sliding canopy. It was first certified in Japan on 6 July 1966, with certification in the United States occurring on 26 September 1967.
Production started in March 1968, continuing until 1986, with a total of 275 built.
- Prototype with a 160 hp Lycoming O-320 engine
- Initial version, powered by 160 hp Lycoming O-320 engine and fixed-pitch propeller.
- More powerful development - 180 hp Lycoming IO-360 engine and constant speed propeller.
- Powered by 180 hp Lycoming IO-320 engine and fitted with fixed-pitch propeller.
- Experimental short takeoff and landing (STOL) version, developed by Japan's National Aerospace Laboratory fitted with Boundary layer control system.
- Proposed three-seat variant, not built.
- Proposed two-seat aerobatic variant, not built.
- Proposed STOL variant.
- Proposed crop spraying variant, not built.
Data from Jane's All the World's Aircraft, 1976-1977 
- Crew: one
- Capacity: three
- Length: 8.17 m (26 ft 9½ in)
- Wingspan: 9.42 m (30 ft 11 in)
- Height: 2.59 m (8 ft 6 in)
- Wing area: 14.0 m² (151 ft²)
- Empty weight: 650 kg (1,433 lb)
- Max. takeoff weight: 1,150 kg (2,535 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Avco Lycoming IO-360 four cylinder horizontally opposed piston engine, 134 kW (180 hp)
- Maximum speed: 237 km/h (128 knots, 147 mph)
- Cruise speed: 185 km/h (100 knots, 115 mph) (economy cruise - 55% power)
- Stall speed: 87 km/h (47 knots, 54 mph) (flaps down)
- Range: 1,400 km (755 nm, 870 mi)
- Service ceiling: 5,790 m (19,000 ft)
- Rate of climb: 5.7 m/s (1,129 ft/min)
- Wing loading: 82.1 kg/m² (16.8 lb/ft²)
- Power/mass: 0.12 kW/kg (0.071 hp/lb)
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