Goair Trainer

The Goair Trainer is an Australian single-engined, two-seat, training or touring cabin monoplane designed and built by Goair Products at Bankstown Airport in Sydney, Australia.

Trainer
Goair Trainer (VH-BBR) at Bankstown Airport.jpg
The first Goair Trainer at an aviation industry trade fair in 1998
Role Two-seat training or touring monoplane
National origin Australia
Manufacturer Goair Products
Designer Phil Goard
First flight 1995
Number built 2
Variants Brumby Aircraft Brumby 600

Design and developmentEdit

The Trainer is a low-wing monoplane, first flown in July 1995 and powered by a 118 hp (88 kW) Lycoming O-235 piston engine driving a two-bladed propeller.[1] It has a fixed tricycle landing gear and an enclosed cockpit for two in side-by-side configuration with a sliding canopy for access.[1]

Flight testing was completed in November 1998; following this a second substantially-modified aircraft was built as the GoAir GT-1 Trainer, using the engine and instruments from the first aircraft.[2] Changes included a wider fuselage and different ailerons and flaps; the GT-1 was eventually developed into the Brumby Aircraft Brumby 600.[1][2][3]

SpecificationsEdit

Data from [1]Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1999-2000

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 20 ft 6 in (6.25 m)
  • Wingspan: 28 ft 0 in (8.76 m)
  • Height: 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
  • Wing area: 113 sq ft (10.50 m2)
  • Empty weight: 900 lb (400 kg)
  • Gross weight: 1,650 lb (748 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming O-235 flat-four piston engine. , 118 hp (88 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 132 mph (213 km/h, 115 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 115 mph (185 km/h, 100 kn)
  • Stall speed: 52 mph (84 km/h, 45 kn)
  • Endurance: 4 hours

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Jackson 1999, p.7
  2. ^ a b Australian Aviation 2001, p.88
  3. ^ Australian Aviation 2009, p.52

BibliographyEdit

  • Paul Jackson, ed. (1999). Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1999-2000. Jane's Information Group Limited. ISBN 0-7106-1898-0.
  • Arbon, Tony (2001). "Australian Civil Aircraft Register Update". Australian Aviation. Aerospace Publications Pty. Ltd. (April 2001): 87–89.
  • Zupp, Owen (2009). "Brumby LSA: An Australian thoroughbred". Australian Aviation. Phantom Media Pty. Ltd. (June 2009): 52–56.