Grumman American AA-5

  • CountryUnited States of America
  • TypeFour seat light aircraft
  • PowerplantsAA-5 - One 110kW (150hp) Lycoming O-320-E2G flat four piston engine driving a two blade fixed pitch propeller. AG-5B - One 135kW (180hp) Textron Lycoming O-360-A4K.
  • PerformanceAA-5 - Max speed 240km/h (130kt), max cruising speed 225km/h (122kt), typical cruising speed 207km/h (112kt). Initial rate of climb 660ft/min. Service ceiling 12,650ft. Range with reserves 805km (435nm). AG-5B - Max cruising speed 265km/h (143kt). Service ceiling 13,800ft. Range with max fuel at 75% power 1020km (550nm).
  • WeightsAA-5 - Empty 545kg (1200lb), max takeoff 998kg (2200lb). AG-5B - Empty 595kg (1310lb), max takeoff 1088kg (2400lb).
  • DimentionsWing span 9.60m (31ft 6in), length 6.71m (22ft 0in), height 2.40m (8ft 0in). Wing area 13.0m2 (140sq ft).
  • CapacityStandard seating for four.
  • ProductionProduction totals include 831 AA-5, 900 AA-5A, 1323 AA-5B, and more than 170 AG-5B.

The four seat AA-5 arrangement is the greater sibling to the two seat AA-1, imparting 60% structural shared characteristic.

The principal AA-5 model (assembled by American Aviation) flew on August 21 1970. Essential contrasts from the AA-1 incorporated the extended fuselage permitting seating for four, more noteworthy compass wing, higher max takeoff weight and all the more influential 110kw (150hp) Lycoming O-320 motor. Creation conveyances of the AA-5 Traveler started in December 1971. The Traveler was quickly well known, particularly with its higher cruising rates than those for other 110kw (150hp) fueled light singles including the Cessna 172.

Huge changes were presented when Grumman American (after Grumman's 1972 obtaining of American Aviation) discharged the AA-5b Tiger. Execution was supported respectably with an all the more effective 135kw (180hp) Lycoming O-360 (giving execution more like that of 150kw (200hp) fueled retractable apparatus singles), while the most extreme takeoff weight was expanded. Different corrections included expanded compass flat tail surfaces, bigger back lodge windows, more prominent fuel limit, modified wheel fairings and cancellation of the ventral balance fitted to the prior Traveler model. The AA-5b was offered nearby the AA-5.

The fundamental AA-5 was modernized in 1976 as the AA-5a Cheetah with the flight optimized changes presented on the AA-5b, discretionary additional fuel and different enhancements to help speed somewhat.

On September 1, 1978, the Grumman enthusiasm toward Grumman American was purchased by American Jet Industries, and the organization was renamed Gulfstream American. Creation of the AA-5a and AA-5b proceeded through the late 1970s until generation was suspended late 1979. The creation rights to the arrangement were then set available to be purchased. Over after 10 years the American General Aircraft Corporation restarted generation of a reexamined AA-5b in 1990 as the AG-5b. However American General stopped exchanging mid 1994 because of poor deals and budgetary issues.

In 2002 creation of an enhanced AG-5b Tiger was continued by Tiger Aircraft.

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