Grumman G-164 Ag-Cat
The Ag-Cat is a standout amongst the best reason composed horticultural air ship yet assembled and has been in practically constant creation since 1959.
Grumman created the G-164 Ag-Cat biplane in the mid 1950s, with the model making its lady flight on May 27 1957. In the range of 400 starting G-164 Ag-Cats were conveyed from 1959, with an open cockpit, and fitted with a mixed bag of 165-335kw (220-450hp) outspread motors including the 165kw (220hp) Continental W-670-6n, the 180kw (240hp) Gulf Coast W-670-240, the 185kw (245hp) Jacobs L4, or 205 or 225kw (275 or 300hp) Jacobs motors.
The G-164a took after. In its fundamental A/450 structure it was fueled by a 335kw (450hp) Pratt & Whitney R-985, and offered a more noteworthy most extreme takeoff weight and extra fuel. The A/600 is comparative other than its 450kw (600hp) R-1340 motor. The G-164b/450 is focused around the A/450 however with expanded compass wings, while the B/525 is controlled by a 390kw (525hp) Continental/Page R-975.
The more extended fuselage 450kw (600hp) R-1340 controlled G-164c/600 in the mean time structures the premise for the Pratt & Whitney Canada Pt6a fueled Turbo Ag-Cat D.
Late models incorporate the 450kw (600hp) R-1340 fueled Ag-Cat Super B/600 and the Pt6a controlled Ag-Cat Super B Turbine (different Pt6a models are offered running from 375 to 560kw (680 to 750shp).
After the two models, Grumman subcontracted Schweizer to fabricate all the Ag-Cats for them. After Grumman American was framed in 1973, obligation regarding the Ag-Cat was exchanged to the new organization. In 1978 the organization was renamed Gulfstream American. In January 1981 Schweizer purchased the outline and showcasing rights, and was presently exclusively in charge of the Ag-Cat program. In 1995 Schweizer sold the Ag-Cat's assembling rights to the Ag-Cat Corp of Malden, Missouri who have assembled a little number of flying machine. Ethiopian Airlines has assembled 11 G-164b Ag-Cat Super B Turbines under permit as the Eshet, controlled by Pratt & Whitney Pt6a-34ag turbines.
Numerous transformations are or were accessible for the Ag-Cat:
Agri-Jet Power Turbo-Cat with a 430kw (575shp) Garrett TPE-331 turbine.
Clark Lycoming-Cat with a 300kw (400hp) evenly contradicted Lycoming cylinder motor.
Frakes Turbo-Cat with a 560kw (750shp) P&w Pt6a-34 or 403kw (540shp) Pt6a-34ag turbine.
Harker Leo-Cat with a 418kw (560hp) British Alvis Leonides spiral motor.
Bog Turbo-Cat with a 450kw (600shp) Garrett TPE-331-1-101 turbine.
Malden Ag-Craft with two seats for preparing.
Mid-Continent King-Cat with a 895kw (1200hp) Wright R-1820 Cyclone spiral.
Page Ag-Cat with a 450kw (600shp) Lycoming LTP-101 turbine.
Serv-Aero Leo-Cat with a 418kw (560hp) British Alvis Leonides spiral motor.
Stage II Ag-Cat with a 485kw (650hp) Stage II Chrysler V-8 cylinder motor.
Turbines Turbo-Cat with a Pt6 turbine.
Twin-Cat Corp Twin-Cat with two 230kw (310hp) on a level plane restricted Lycoming TIO-540-J motors.
Others were changed over for airshow flying, in the same way as Gene Soucy's Show Cat, and Joe Kittinger's Rosie O'grady's Flying Circus presentation group, or are utilized for standard towing, firefighting, or delight flying.
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