Pottier P.220S Koala

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P.220S Koala
Role Two-seat light aircraft
National origin France
Manufacturer Avions Pottier
Developed from Pottier P210S Coati
Variants Aero AT-3
Evektor Eurostar

The Pottier P.220S Koala is a French two-seat light homebuilt aircraft and built by Avions Pottier. Further three and four seat variants were also developed.

Design and development[edit]

The Koala is based on the earlier P.210S Coati, a single-seat tailwheel monoplane.[1] The Koala is a mainly metal construction low-wing monoplane with a swept-back single fin and powered by a 75 hp (56 kW) VW/Limbach engine.[1] It has a fixed tricycle landing gear and an enclosed cabin for two side-by-side.[1]

Three and four-seat variants have been produced and others with different engines have also been built in the Czech Republic by Evektor and Aertotechnik, and in Italy by SG Aviation.[1]

Variants[edit]

P.220S Koala
Two-seats side-by-side and powered by a 75 hp (56 kW) VW/Limbach engine.
P.230S Panda
Three-seat variant with a 100 hp (75 kW) Continental O-200 engine.
P.240S Saiga
Four-seat variant with a 180 hp (134 kW) Lycoming engine.
P.250S Xerus
Two-seat tandem seat variant of the Koala, not exactly the same size and has a one-piece canopy rather than a two-piece as other variants.
P.270S Amster
Four-seat variant like the P.240S but with a 150 hp (112 kW) Lycoming engine.

Specifications (P.220S Koala)[edit]

Data from [1]Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1999-2000

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 1 passenger
  • Length: 5.54 m (18 ft 2 in)
  • Wingspan: 6.50 m (21 ft 4 in)
  • Height: 1.95 m (6 ft 4½ in)
  • Wing area: 8.00 m2 (86.1 ft2)
  • Aspect ratio: 5.3
  • Empty weight: 275 kg (606 lb)
  • Gross weight: 500 kg (1102 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × VW/Limbach, 56 kW (75 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 250 km/h (155 mph)
  • Cruising speed: 190 km/h (118 mph)
  • Stall speed: 90 km/h (56 mph)
  • Range: 700 km (435 miles)
  • G limits: +5.7

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Jackson 1999, pp. 130

Bibliography[edit]

  • Paul Jackson, ed. (1999). Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1999-2000. Jane's Information Group Limited. ISBN 0-7106-1898-0.