ProFe D-10 Tukan
|National origin||Czech Republic|
|Number built||4 (1998)|
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.
Design and development
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.
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.
Specifications (D-10 Tukan)
- Crew: one
- Capacity: one passenger
- Length: 7.30 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
- 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)