IAR-46

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IAR 46
IAR-46S.jpg
Role Light aircraft
National origin Romania
Manufacturer IAR
First flight 1993
Developed from ICA IS-28

The IAR-46 is a very light two-seater airplane for flight schools, training and tourism. Construction uses conventional riveted joints. The seats are arranged side by side, the conventional left seat being the pilot or student pilot seat. The aircraft has a low trepezoidal wing, empennage in "T" configuration, semi-retractable landing gear (mechanical), with the tailwheel connected to the rudder.

The aircraft was certificated under JAR-VLA regulations by the Romanian Civil Aviation Authority in November 1999.[1]

Specifications (IAR.46)[edit]

Data from Brassey's World Aircraft & Systems Directory 1999/2000[2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: two
  • Length: 7.85 m (25 ft 9 in)
  • Wingspan: 11.42 m (37 ft 6 in)
  • Height: 2.15 m (7 ft 1 in)
  • Wing area: 13.87 m2 (149.3 sq ft)
  • Aspect ratio: 9.403:1
  • Empty weight: 530 kg (1,168 lb) ± 5kg
  • Max takeoff weight: 750 kg (1,653 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 78 L
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 912 F3/A3 , 58 kW (78 hp)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed Hoffmann HO-V352F/170FQ, 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in) diameter

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 215 km/h (134 mph; 116 kn)
  • Cruising speed: 170 km/h (106 mph; 92 kn) (econ cruise)
  • Stall speed: 78 km/h (48 mph; 42 kn)
  • Never exceed speed: 280 km/h (174 mph; 151 kn)
  • Range: 800 km (497 mi; 432 nmi) (no reserve)
  • Service ceiling: 5,000 m (16,404 ft)
  • g limits: +4.4, -2.2
  • Rate of climb: 4.30 m/s (846 ft/min)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jackson 2003, p. 351.
  2. ^ Taylor 1999, p.455.

References[edit]

  • Jackson, Paul. Jane's All The World's Aircraft 2003–2004. Coulsdon, UK: Jane's Information Group, 2003. ISBN 0-7106-2537-5.
  • Taylor, Michael J.H. Brassey's World Aircraft & Systems Directory 1999/2000. London:Brassey's, 1999. ISBN 1-85753-245-7.