Aviat A-1 Husky

  • CountryUnited States of America
  • TypeTwo seat utility light aircraft
  • PowerplantsOne 135kW (180hp) Textron Lycoming O360C1G flat four piston engine, driving a two blade constant speed Hartzell propeller.
  • PerformanceCruising speed at 75% power 225km/h (122kt), cruising speed at 55% power 212km/h (115kt). Stalling speed with flaps extended 67km/h (37kt). Initial rate of climb 1500ft/min. Service ceiling 20,000ft. Range with max fuel and reserves at 75% power cruising speed 1020km (550nm).
  • WeightsEmpty 540kg (1190lb), max takeoff 817kg (1800lb).
  • DimentionsWing span 10.73m (35ft 3in), length 6.88m (22ft 7in), height 2.01m (6ft 7in). Wing area 16.7m2 (180.0sq ft).
  • CapacityTypical accommodation for two in tandem.
  • ProductionApproximately 450 Huskies had been delivered by late 1998, many for US government agencies and police.

The Aviat Husky utility has the qualification of being the main all new light airplane composed and put into arrangement creation in the United States in the mid to late 1980s.

Comparable in arrangement, appearance and mission to Piper's admired Super Cub, the Husky is a much later plan, being initially considered in the mid 1980s. The Husky was initially planned by Christen Industries, the organization additionally in charge of the unit fabricated Christen Eagle aerobatic biplane and past manager of the Pitts Special aerobatic biplane arrangement (portrayed independently, Aviat now claims Pitts and Christen).

Introductory outline chip away at the Husky started in late 1985, the airplane being one of the few in its class planned with the profit of Computer Aided Design. The model Husky flew without precedent for 1986, and the US FAA granted certificate the accompanying year. Generation conveyances took after in the blink of an eye a short time later.

Outline gimmicks of the Husky incorporate a supported high wing, seating for two in coupled and double controls. This high wing course of action was chosen for good all round perceivability, fundamental for the numerous perception and watch parts the Husky is suited for. Force is supplied by a moderately effective, for the Husky's weight, 135kw (180hp) Textron Lycoming O360 level four turning a consistent velocity prop. The great force holds and wing likewise give great field execution. Dissimilar to most present light airplane the Husky's structure gimmicks steel tube casings and Dacron coating over everything except the back of the fuselage, in addition to metal heading edges on the wings.

Alternatives incorporate buoys, skis and standard and lightweight plane snares.

With more than 450 sold since generation started, the Husky has likewise quietly gone about turning into one of the biggest offering light air ship GA outlines of the 1990s. A significant number of the flying machine are utilized for perception obligations, fisheries watch, pipeline review, visitor watch, lightweight plane towing and a scope of other utility missions. Prominent clients incorporate the US Departments of the Interior and Agriculture and the Kenya Wildlife Service which flies seven on aeronautical watches of elephant groups as a feature of the battle against illicit ivory poaching.

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