Lucas L5

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L5
Role Homebuilt aircraft
National origin France
Manufacturer Homebuilt
Designer Emile Lucas
First flight 13 August 1976

The Lucas L5 was a sport aircraft designed in France in the late 1970s and marketed for amateur construction.[1] It was a conventional, low-wing cantilever monoplane with side-by-side seating for two in a fully enclosed cabin.[2] Construction was of metal throughout, and the builder was given the option of fixed, tricycle undercarriage, or tailwheel undercarriage in which the main units were manually retractable.[2]

Specifications[edit]

Data from Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1977–78, 494

General characteristics

  • Crew: One pilot
  • Capacity: 1 passenger
  • Length: 6.30 m (20 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.20 m (30 ft 2 in)
  • Height: 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in)
  • Wing area: 11.9 m2 (128 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 505 kg (1,113 lb)
  • Gross weight: 946 kg (2,086 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming O-235, 86 kW (115 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 260 km/h (160 mph)
  • Range: 1,000 km (620 miles)
  • Rate of climb: 5.0 m/s (985 ft/min)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Taylot 1989, 613
  2. ^ a b Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1977-78, 494

References[edit]

  • Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1977-78. London: Jane's Publishing. 
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. 

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