European Facility For Airborne Research June 4, 2020, 11:03
|Min speed||40 m/s|
|Max speed||100 m/s|
|Usual speed during measurements||85 m/s|
|Usual speed during transit flights||100 m/s|
|Ascent rate||5 m/s|
|Max ceiling||25 000 ft|
|Usual ceiling during measurements||20 000 ft|
Data Sheet LBA (German Aviation Authority)
|Empty weight||4 002 kg|
|Max take-off weight||6 575 kg|
|Max payload||1 233 kg|
|Max scientific payload||1 157 kg (X-coordinate of 2nd point)|
|Usual scientific payload during measurements||600 kg|
|Scientific payload for max endurance||81 kg (X-coordinate of 1st point)|
|Max endurance at min scientific payload and max fuel||7 h (Y-coordinate of 1st point)|
|Endurance at max scientific payload||4 h (Y-coordinate of 2nd point)|
|Max range||2 360 km (at min scientific payload and max fuel)|
|Conditions for max range||
|Range at max scientific payload||None km|
|Usual range during measurement flight||440 km|
|Weather conditions limitations||
VFR, IFR, certified for known Icing-Condition
|Take-off runway length||730 m|
1 x Honeywell TPE 331-5A-252 D
Universal UNS 1L,MFD Avidyne EX-500
|Crew (pilots + operators)||
VFR 1 pilot, IFR 2 pilots
|Seats available for scientists||
19 (pax configuration)
Main door: W1.92 m x H1.55 m
A bubble window with operator location and navigation telescope at the right front-side of the cabin.
Cabin floor: 1 x W2.06 m x L0.52 m and 1 x D0.48 m
6 hardpoints in the middle of the fuselage floor for external loads up to 200 kg. It is planned to install a radom for the protection of sensors.
4 in total.
Additional mounting rails for measuring equipment in the cabin.
Onboard data recording system. Telemetrie-link to a ground station on development.
|Aircraft total electrical power (kW)||
18-30 VDC ; 110-120 VAC ; GEN 250 A
|Electrical power (kW) and voltages (V) available for scientists||
28 VDC - 8.4 kW ; permanent installed 2kW / 220 V / 50 Hz convertor