Brumby 610 Evolution

The Brumby Aircraft Brumby 610 Evolution is an Australian single-engined, two-seat, training or touring, cabin monoplane of all-metal construction. The aircraft is built by Brumby Aircraft Australia as a production or kit aircraft at Cowra Airport near Cowra, New South Wales, Australia. The base cost of the aircraft is A$110,000.

Brumby 610 Evolution
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Role Training and Light sport aircraft
National origin Australia
Manufacturer Brumby Aircraft Australia
Designer Phil Goard
First flight March 2011
Introduction 2010
Status In production
Number built 8 as of 2014
Developed from Brumby 600

Design and developmentEdit

Announced in 2010, the Brumby 610 is essentially a high-wing development of the Brumby 600, featuring a slightly larger fuel capacity and heavy-duty undercarriage components. Designed primarily as a trainer to focus on landing phases, the Brumby 610 also displays benign stall characteristics, with a lower landing speed than the Brumby 600, and a stall speed of 38 knots (70 km/h).[1] It has fixed tricycle landing gear and seating for two in side-by-side configuration, with doors on each side of the cabin. The Brumby 610 is available with two powerplants; the 100 to 116 hp (75 to 87 kW) Lycoming IO-233 or 100 hp (75 kW) Rotax 912 series engine, driving a two or three bladed propeller. Unlike the Brumby 600, the Brumby 610 is not offered with the Jabiru 3300 engine option. The prototype was first flown under RA-Aus registration in March 2011, and by 2014 eight had been delivered, either as kits or complete aircraft. A factory built Brumby 610 was the first aircraft in Australia to be fitted with the Lycoming O-233 engine.[2]

SpecificationsEdit

Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft[2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 2 (including pilot)
  • Length: 6.10 m (20 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 8.53 m (28 ft 0 in)
  • Wing area: 10.9 m2 (117 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 350 kg (771 lb)
  • Gross weight: 600 kg (1,322 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × various piston engines, see text.
  • Maximum speed: 259 km/h (161 mph, 140 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 204 km/h (127 mph, 110 kn)
  • Stall speed: 71 km/h (44 mph, 38 kn)
  • Endurance: 6 hours
  • Rate of climb: 5.1 m/s (1,000 ft/min) (at sea level)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Brumby 610 Evolution". brumbyaircraft.com.au. Brumby Aircraft Australia Pty. Ltd. Retrieved 24 April 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b Jackson, Paul (2014). Jane's All The World's Aircraft 2014-2015. IHS Jane's.