Renard R.17

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Renard R.17
Role Four-seat cabin monoplane
National origin Belgium
Manufacturer Constructions Aéronautiques G. Renard
Designer Georges Renard
First flight 1931
Number built 1

The Renard R.17 was a Belgian four-seat cabin monoplane designed and built by Constructions Aéronautiques G. Renard. The high cantilever wing was an unusual feature when most contemporary aircraft still had braced wings. Designed as a high-speed transport for fresh flowers, no aircraft were ordered and the only R.17 was retained by the company until 1946.

Specifications[edit]

Data from Jane's all the World's Aircraft 1931[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 3 pax
  • Length: 6.8 m (22 ft 4 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.8 m (32 ft 2 in)
  • Height: 2.4 m (7 ft 10 in)
  • Wing area: 18 m2 (190 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 525 kg (1,157 lb)
  • Gross weight: 925 kg (2,039 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 120 l (32 US gal; 26 imp gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Renard Type 120 5-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine, 89 kW (120 hp)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed fixed pitch wooden propeller

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 165 km/h (103 mph, 89 kn)
  • Stall speed: 72 km/h (45 mph, 39 kn)
  • Service ceiling: 4,000 m (13,000 ft)
  • Time to altitude: 2,000 m (6,600 ft) in 12 minutes
  • Wing loading: 50 kg/m2 (10 lb/sq ft)
  • Power/mass: 16.9 lb/hp (10.3 kg/kW)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grey, C.G., ed. (1931). Jane's all the World's Aircraft 1931. London: Sampson Low, Marston & company, ltd. p. 6c.

Further reading[edit]

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions.
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.