ProFe D-10 Tukan

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D-10 Tukan
Role Motor glider
National origin Czech Republic
Manufacturer ProFe
Status Production completed
Number built 4 (1998)
Unit cost
US$25,000 (kit, 1998)

The ProFe D-10 Tukan (English: Toucan) is a Czech high-wing, strut-braced, T-tailed, two-seat motor glider that was designed and produced by ProFe and made available in kit form for amateur construction.[1][2]

Design and development[edit]

The D-10 was designed as a self-launching sailplane. The engine is a Rotax 447 of 40 hp (30 kW), mounted in tractor configuration on a retractable arm behind the cockpit. The engine can be retracted in 15 seconds.[1]

The D-10 is predominantly constructed from fibreglass and wood. The cabin is enclosed under a bubble canopy. The conventional landing gear uses two side-by-side, non-retractable mainwheels under the cockpit floor set closely together. The 14.7 m (48.23 ft) span wing is supported by a single lift strut and jury struts on each side and employs a Wortmann FX 63-137 airfoil.[1][2]

Specifications (D-10 Tukan)[edit]

Data from Purdy and Bertrand[1][2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Length: 7 m (23.95 ft)
  • Wingspan: 14.7 m (48 ft 3 in)
  • Wing area: 15 m2 (160 sq ft)
  • Airfoil: Wortmann FX 63-137
  • Empty weight: 205 kg (452 lb)
  • Gross weight: 410 kg (903 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 34 litres (7.5 imp gal; 9.0 US gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 447 twin-cylinder, two stroke aircraft engine, 30 kW (40 hp)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed wooden

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 132 km/h; 71 kn (82 mph)
  • Stall speed: 60 km/h; 32 kn (37 mph)
  • Rate of climb: 2.0 m/s (400 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 27.5 kg/m2 (5.64 lb/sq ft)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Purdy, Don: AeroCrafter - Homebuilt Aircraft Sourcebook, page 313. BAI Communications. ISBN 0-9636409-4-1
  2. ^ a b c Bertrand, Noel; Rene Coulon; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2003-04, page 130. Pagefast Ltd, Lancaster OK, 2003. ISSN 1368-485X

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