Raj Hamsa X-Air "H" Hanuman

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X-Air Hanuman
Raj Hamsa Ultralights XAIR-H Hanuman N929XH 01.jpg
Role Fixed wing ultralight aircraft
National origin India
Manufacturer Raj Hamsa Ultralights
Designer Joel Koechlin
Status Active
Number built 216 (Dec 2011)[1]
Developed from X-AIR 'F' Gumnam[2]

The X-Air Hanuman (English: Hawk) is a two-seat, fixed tricycle gear, general aviation ultralight airplane, manufactured in India by Raj Hamsa Ultralights. It is used primarily for flight training, touring, and personal flying. The aircraft is known in North America as the X-Air "H".[1][3][4][5]

Design and development[edit]

The X-Air Hanuman is a single-engined high-wing monoplane with side-by-side seats for the pilot and a passenger. The aircraft is manufactured with an 85 hp (63 kW) four-cylinder four-stroke 2.2 litre Jabiru 2200 engine, which can be run on automotive fuel. The 64 hp (48 kW) Rotax 582 two-stroke, the 80 hp (60 kW) Rotax 912UL are also options.[5][6]

The airframe is assembled from aluminum tubing, with steel reinforcement and is covered in Dacron sailcloth. More recent models feature composite winglets and doors.[5][7]

The Hanuman offers full dual controls, with the exception of the main pilot seat having brakes and flap controls. Instrumentation consists of a tachometer, airspeed indicator, altimeter, slip indicator, battery charge indicator & coolant temperature or CHT, GPS etc.[8]

Variants[edit]

X-AIR "H" Hanuman
Base model[2][5]
X-Air LS XA-85
Version intended for the US Light-sport aircraft market with an empty weight of 660 lb (299 kg) and a gross weight of 1,234 lb (560 kg)[2][5][9]
X-AIR Hawk
Version for the United Kingdom, certified as a microlight under Civil Aviation Authority BCAR Section S.[2][5]

Military operators[edit]

 India

Specifications (Hanuman)[edit]

Raj Hamsa Ultralights XAIR-H Hanuman

Data from Raj Hamsa[10]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Length: 6.03 m (19 ft 9 in)
  • Wingspan: 10.05 m (33 ft 0 in)
  • Height: 2.30 m (7 ft 7 in)
  • Empty weight: 268 kg (591 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 80 litres (18 imp gal; 21 US gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Jabiru 2200 , 63 kW (85 hp)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed ground adjustable

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 170 km/h (106 mph; 92 kn)
  • Cruising speed: 140 km/h (87 mph; 76 kn)
  • Stall speed: 45 km/h (28 mph; 24 kn) flaps down
  • Minimum control speed: 50 km/h (31 mph; 27 kn) flaps down
  • Range: 800 km (497 mi; 432 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 3,658 m (12,000 ft)
  • g limits: +6/-3
  • Maximum glide ratio: 10:1
  • Rate of climb: 4.5 m/s (890 ft/min)

See also[edit]

Comparable aircraft[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Vandermeullen, Richard: 2011 Kit Aircraft Buyer's Guide, Kitplanes, Volume 28, Number 12, December 2011, page 77. Belvoir Publications. ISSN 0891-1851
  2. ^ a b c d Raj Hamsa (n.d.). "Introduction". Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c Raj Hamsa Ultralights (n.d.). "The Hanuman". Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  4. ^ Raj Hamsa Ultralights Pvt Ltd (May 2008). "X-AIR News". Retrieved 2008-11-21. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 84. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
  6. ^ Raj Hamsa (n.d.). "Powerplant". Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  7. ^ Raj Hamsa Ultralights (n.d.). "Aircraft Construction". Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  8. ^ Raj Hamsa (n.d.). "Aircraft Dimensions and Weight". Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  9. ^ X-Air, LLC (2010). "X-Air LS". Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  10. ^ Raj Hamsa (n.d.). "Performance". Retrieved 23 August 2010. 

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