Novaer Craft U-Xc Stardream

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Novaer Craft U-Xc Stardream
Role Light aircraft
National origin Brazil
Manufacturer Novaer Craft
Status In development
Number built 0

The Novaer Craft U-Xc Stardream is a proposed four passenger, composite aircraft.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The U-Xc Stardream was first proposed by Novaer Craft in 2010. The aircraft will use carbon fiber main and secondary structures with a fiberglass cowling. The aircraft will be equipped with a ballistic parachute. Testing is planned for the end of 2012, with production planned for 2015.[2]

Variants[edit]

T-Xc Pilgrim
Two seat military trainer variant, stressed for +6/-3g

Specifications[edit]

Data from Aviation Week and Space Technology

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 3 passengers
  • Wingspan: 9.14 m (30 ft 0 in)
  • Wing area: 12.46 m2 (134.1 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 887 kg (1,956 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 1,555 kg (3,428 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 298 kg
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming IO-540 Horizontally Opposed Piston, 220 kW (300 hp)
  • Propellers: 3-bladed Constant Speed

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 370 km/h; 230 mph (200 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 196 km/h (122 mph; 106 kn)
  • Stall speed: 119 km/h; 74 mph (64 kn)
  • Range: 2,450 km; 1,522 mi (1,323 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 7,600 m (25,000 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 8.60 m/s (1,693 ft/min)

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robert Wall (April 23, 2012). "Business Case". Aviation Week and Space Technology. 
  2. ^ "Novaer Craft Designing Two-Seat Brazilian Air Force Trainer".