Starck AS-70 Jac

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AS-70 Jac
Starck AS.75 F-PCIE guyan 160663-1-.jpg
Starck A.S.75 Jac, with Continental engine, at Guyancourt airfield near Paris in June 1963
Role Single seat light aircraft
National origin France
Manufacturer Avions Starck
First flight 23 May 1945
Introduction 1946
Status In service
Primary users Private pilot owners
Aero clubs
Number built 19

The Starck AS-70 Jac is a French-built single-seat light aircraft of the mid-1940s.

Development[edit]

The AS-70 was developed during 1945 as a single-seat light low-wing monoplane aircraft to serve the early postwar needs of French private pilots and aero clubs. It is of mixed welded steel tube and wooden construction with fabric covering, and is fully aerobatic.[1]

A small series of Jacs was constructed by Avions Starck. These were fitted with a range of engines with power outputs of between 45 to 65 hp (34 to 48 kW).[1] Different designations were given to aircraft powered by the various engines, as listed below.

Operational history[edit]

The Jac proved to be a popular aircraft with private pilots and aero clubs and four examples remained in service in 2009.[2]

Variants[edit]

AS-70 
Fitted with a 45 hp (34 kW) Salmson 9 ADb radial engine.[1]
AS-71 
Fitted with a 65 hp (48 kW) Walter Mikron II engine.[1]
AS-72 
Fitted with a Salmson 9 ADr radial engine.[1]
AS-72/1
Fitted with a Percy II engine.[3]
AS-75 
Fitted with a 65 hp (48 kW) Continental A65-8S 4-cylinder air-cooled engine.[1]

Specifications (AS-75)[edit]

Data from Green[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: One
  • Capacity: One passenger
  • Length: 5.36 m (17 ft 7 in)
  • Wingspan: 7.39 m (24 ft 3 in)
  • Height: 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
  • Wing area: 8.0 m2 (86 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 197 kg (435 lb)
  • Gross weight: 317 kg (698 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Continental A65-8S four-cylinder aircraft engine, 48 kW (65 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 202.7 km/h (126 mph; 109 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 185 km/h (115 mph; 100 kn)
  • Range: 514 km (319 mi; 278 nmi)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Green, 1965, page 66
  2. ^ Partington, 2009, Page 225
  3. ^ Experimenter. Feb 1957.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

References[edit]

  • Green, William (1965). The Aircraft of the World. Macdonald & Co (Publishers) Ltd. 
  • Partington, David (2009). European Registers Handbook. Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. ISBN 978-0-85130-417-5. |

Further reading[edit]

  • Bridgman, Leonard, ed. (1947). Jane's all the World's Aircraft 1947. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. p. 134c. 

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