Historical PZL P.11c

The Historical PZL P.11c is an American homebuilt aircraft that was designed and produced by Historical Aircraft Corporation of Nucla, Colorado. The aircraft is a 66% scale replica of the Polish PZL P.11c fighter and when it was available was supplied as a kit for amateur construction.[1]

PZL P.11c
Role Homebuilt aircraft
National origin United States
Manufacturer Historical Aircraft Corporation
Status Production completed
Developed from PZL P.11c

Design and developmentEdit

The aircraft features a strut-braced high-wing, a single-seat open cockpit with a windshield, fixed conventional landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration.[1]

The aircraft is made from welded steel tubing and wood, with its flying surfaces covered in doped aircraft fabric. Its 30.00 ft (9.1 m) span wing employs a NACA 2412 airfoil and has a wing area of 84.00 sq ft (7.804 m2). The cockpit width is 21 in (53 cm). The standard engine used is the 100 hp (75 kW) CAM 100 four stroke powerplant.[1][2]

The aircraft has a typical empty weight of 800 lb (360 kg) and a gross weight of 1,100 lb (500 kg), giving a useful load of 300 lb (140 kg). With full fuel of 11 U.S. gallons (42 L; 9.2 imp gal) the payload for the pilot and baggage is 234 lb (106 kg).[1]

The kit included prefabricated assemblies, the engine and scale fixed pitch propeller, basic VFR instruments, fabric and even paint. Also included were replica 7.9 mm machine guns and a ring gun site. The manufacturer indicated that the design was intended for novice builders and estimated the construction time from the supplied kit as 1400 hours.[1]

Specifications (PZL P.11c)Edit

Data from AeroCrafter and The Incomplete Guide to Airfoil Usage[1][2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Length: 18.30 ft (5.58 m)
  • Wingspan: 30.00 ft (9.14 m)
  • Wing area: 84.00 sq ft (7.804 m2)
  • Airfoil: NACA 2412
  • Empty weight: 800 lb (363 kg)
  • Gross weight: 1,100 lb (499 kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 11 U.S. gallons (42 L; 9.2 imp gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × CAM 100 four cylinder, air-cooled, four stroke aircraft engine, 100 hp (75 kW)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed composite

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 105 mph (169 km/h, 91 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 90 mph (140 km/h, 78 kn)
  • Stall speed: 55 mph (89 km/h, 48 kn)
  • Range: 300 mi (480 km, 260 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 12,500 ft (3,800 m)
  • Rate of climb: 800 ft/min (4.1 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 13.1 lb/sq ft (64 kg/m2)

Armament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f Purdy, Don: AeroCrafter - Homebuilt Aircraft Sourcebook, Fifth Edition, page 177. BAI Communications, 15 July 1998. ISBN 0-9636409-4-1
  2. ^ a b Lednicer, David (2010). "The Incomplete Guide to Airfoil Usage". Archived from the original on 20 April 2010. Retrieved 2 January 2014.