Maestranza Central de Aviación Triciclo-Experimental

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Triciclo-Experimental
Role Light aircraft
National origin Chile
Manufacturer Maestranza Central de Aviación
First flight 1947
Status Prototype
Number built 1

The Maestranza Central de Aviación Triciclo-Experimental (also designated XX-01[1]) was a prototype Chilean light aircraft of the 1940s.

Design and development[edit]

In 1947, the Maestranza Central de Aviación, the Central Workshops of the Chilean Air Force designed and built the first Chilean-designed aircraft, the Triciclo-Experimental, unveiled in May 1947. The Triciclo, designed by Alfredo D. Ferrer,[2] was a low-winged monoplane of wooden construction with a fixed tricycle landing gear and a twin tail. The crew of two sat side-by-side in an enclosed cockpit, and were provided with dual flight controls. A single Franklin air-cooled horizontally-opposed piston engine drove a two-bladed propeller.[3]

Specifications[edit]

Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1951–52[3]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 6.50 m (21 ft 4 in)
  • Wingspan: 11.0 m (36 ft 1 in)
  • Height: 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
  • Wing area: 13 m2 (140 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 355 kg (783 lb)
  • Gross weight: 600 kg (1,323 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Franklin four-cylinder air-cooled horizontally-opposed piston engine, 75 kW (100 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 180 km/h (110 mph, 97 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 160 km/h (99 mph, 86 kn)
  • Range: 1,000 km (620 mi, 540 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 5,500 m (18,000 ft)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Siminic, Iván (5 December 2006). "Los primeros pasos del Pillán". El Observador Aeronáutico. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  2. ^ "First Chilean-Built Aircraft". Flight. Vol. LV no. 2093. 3 February 1949. p. 126.
  3. ^ a b Bridgman 1951, p. 107c.

References[edit]

  • Bridgman, Leonard (1951). Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1951–52. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Ltd.