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.
|A2C Ultra Seaplane|
|Manufacturer||Jingmen Aviation Tech|
|Status||In production (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.
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.
Almost 100 had been delivered by 2016.
Reviewer Marino Boric described the design in a 2015 review as having a "big load capacity, economy, safe and reliable".
Data from Tacke
- 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)
- 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)
- Tacke, Willi; Marino Boric; et al: World Directory of Light Aviation 2015-16, page 64. Flying Pages Europe SARL, 2015. ISSN 1368-485X
- Can, Yuan (16 March 2016). "China's A2C-L ultra-light aircraft delivered to clients". The People's Daily. Retrieved 3 March 2017.