Jingmen A2C Ultra Seaplane

The Jingmen A2C Ultra Seaplane is a Chinese three-seat ultralight aircraft that was designed by the China Avionics Research Institute (the 605 Institute) and produced by Jingmen Aviation of Jingmen, introduced in 2003.[1]

A2C Ultra Seaplane
Role Ultralight aircraft
National origin China
Manufacturer Jingmen Aviation Tech
Introduction 2003
Status In production (2015)
Produced 2003-2015
Number built ~100 (2016)

Design and developmentEdit

The A2C was designed to comply with the Civil Aviation Authority of China rules. It was given a Chinese type authority on 18 July 2003 and a production certificate in 2004. It was designed for the agricultural aircraft, aerial photography, search and rescue, communications and sport roles.[1]

The design features a strut-braced high-wing, a three-seat open cockpit with a windshield, fixed tricycle landing gear or floats and a single engine in pusher configuration.[1]

The aircraft is made from bolted-together aluminum tubing, with its flying surfaces covered in Dacron sailcloth. Its 11.28 m (37.0 ft) has an area of 19.79 m2 (213.0 sq ft). The standard engine used is the certified 80 hp (60 kW) Rotax 912A2 four-stroke powerplant.[1]

Almost 100 had been delivered by 2016.[2]

Operational historyEdit

Reviewer Marino Boric described the design in a 2015 review as having a "big load capacity, economy, safe and reliable".[1]

VariantsEdit

A2C
Seaplane model[1]
A2C-L
Landplane model with tricycle landing gear.[2]

Specifications (A2C)Edit

Data from Tacke[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: two passengers
  • Wingspan: 11.28 m (37 ft 0 in)
  • Wing area: 19.28 m2 (207.5 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 316 kg (697 lb)
  • Gross weight: 520 kg (1,146 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 80 litres (18 imp gal; 21 US gal), or optionally 120 litres (26 imp gal; 32 US gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 912A2 four cylinder, liquid and air-cooled, four stroke aircraft engine, 60 kW (80 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 120 km/h (75 mph, 65 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 80 km/h (50 mph, 43 kn)
  • Stall speed: 62 km/h (39 mph, 33 kn)
  • Rate of climb: 1.83 m/s (360 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 26.3 kg/m2 (5.4 lb/sq ft)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Tacke, Willi; Marino Boric; et al: World Directory of Light Aviation 2015-16, page 64. Flying Pages Europe SARL, 2015. ISSN 1368-485X
  2. ^ a b Can, Yuan (16 March 2016). "China's A2C-L ultra-light aircraft delivered to clients". The People's Daily. Retrieved 3 March 2017.

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