Kensgaila VK-8 Aušra

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VK-8 Aušra
Role Single-seat agricultural monoplane
National origin Lithuania
Manufacturer Kensgaila Aircraft Enterprize
Designer Vladas Kensgaila
First flight 1989

The Kensgaila VK-8 Aušra is a 1980s Lithuanian single-seat agricultural monoplane designed by Vladas Kensgaila and built by Kensgaila Aircraft Enterprize.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The VK-8 Ausra is a metal and composite monoplane with a fixed landing gear with a tailwheel.[1] The Ausra has side-by-side seating for two and is powered by a 360 hp (268 kW) AOOT M-14P radial piston engine.[1]

Specifications[edit]

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 10.00 m (32 ft 10 in)
  • Wingspan: 14.83 m (48 ft 8 in)
  • Empty weight: 1,140 kg (2,513 lb)
  • Gross weight: 2,200 kg (4,850 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × AOOT M-14P radial piston engine, 270 kW (360 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 220 km/h (137 mph; 119 kn)
  • Cruising speed: 180 km/h (112 mph; 97 kn)
  • Stall speed: 71 km/h (44 mph; 38 kn)
  • Range: 480 km (298 mi; 259 nmi)
  • Rate of climb: 5.00 m/s (985 ft/min)

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Taylor 1996, p. 474

Bibliography[edit]

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1996). Brassey's World Aircraft & Systems Directory 1996/97. London, England: Brassey's. ISBN 1 85753 198 1.