Fuji FA200 Aero Subaru

  • CountryJapan
  • TypeFour seat light aircraft
  • PowerplantsFA200160 - One 120kW (160hp) Lycoming O320D2A flat four piston engine driving a two blade fixed pitch McCauley propeller. FA200180 - One 135kW (180hp) fuel injected IO360B1B driving a two blade constant speed McCauley prop.
  • PerformanceFA200160 - Max speed 222km/h (120kt), max cruising speed 196km/h (106kt), long range cruising speed 164km/h (89kt). Initial rate of climb 680ft/min. Service ceiling 11,400ft. Max range with no reserves 1520km (820nm). FA200180 - Max speed 233km/h (126kt), max cruising speed 204km/h (110kt), long range cruising speed 167km/h (90kt). Initial rate of climb 760ft/min. Service ceiling 13,700ft. Range with no reserves 1400km (755nm).
  • WeightsFA200160 - Empty 620kg (1366lb), max takeoff 1059kg (2335lb). FA200180 - Empty 650kg (1433lb), max takeoff 1150kg (2535lb).
  • DimentionsFA200160 - Wing span 9.42m (30ft 11in), length 7.96m (26ft 1in), height 2.02m (6ft 8in). Wing area 14.0m2 (150.7sq ft). FA200180 - Same except for length 7.98m (26ft 2in).
  • CapacityTypical seating for four.
  • Production299 Aero Subarus were built between 1965 and 1986. Series production lasted until 1977, when the Aero Subaru became available by firm order only through to 1986.

The Fuji Fa200 Aero Subaru was the first completely Japanese planned light airplane to enter arrangement generation, with the lion's share manufactured for fare requests.

A result of the Fuji Heavy Industries modern aggregate (which was framed through the merger of six separate concerns, including Ww2 contender maker Nakajima, and manufactures Subaru autos), configuration deal with the Fa200 started in 1964. A model, the Fa200ii, first flew on August 12 1965.

The essential Fa200 outline was relied upon to structure the premise of a group of light air ship including the two seat side-by-side mentor Fa200i fueled by a 85kw (115hp) Lycoming O235 and the single seat F204 agrarian rendition. However just the four seat tourer, as spoke to by the model, entered generation. This air ship was of routine low wing and altered undercarriage outline, and was aerobatic at diminished weights.

Three forms of the Fa200 entered generation, the first being the 120kw (160hp) fueled Fa200160, which was likewise certificated with lessened weights in the Utility class with three seats, and the Aerobatic with two seats. The Fa200180 was basically comparable however fueled by a 135kw (180hp) fuel infused Io360. Conveyances of both variants started in March 1968.

A third model joined the lineup from mid 1973, the Fa200180ao. This was a diminished determination rendition of the Fa200180 with an altered pitch propeller and caburetted Lycoming O360 motor.

The Aero Subaru stayed in creation until 1977 when 274 had been fabricated. The sort stayed accessible to extraordinary request through to 1986, by which time a further 25 had been manufactured.

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