Honda HA-420 HondaJet

  • CountryJapan and United States of America
  • TypeLight corporate jet
  • PowerplantsTwo 7.43kN (1670lb) Honda HF-118 turbofans.
  • PerformanceMax speed 778km/h (420kt). Service ceiling 41,000ft. Range 2037km (1100nm).
  • WeightsMax takeoff 4173kg (9200lb).
  • DimentionsWing span 12.20m (39ft 9in), length 12.50m (41ft 1in), height 4.10m (13ft 2in).
  • CapacityTwo crew plus four passengers, or one crew plus five passengers.
  • ProductionOne prototype (early 2004).

The Honda Motor Company Ltd quietly created a light corporate plane, the HA-420 Hondajet, at its aviation research office at Greensboro-Piedmont Triad air terminal, North Carolina, US. In 1986 Honda started examination into minimized business planes, utilizing motors from different makers. Notwithstanding, points of interest of this exploration have never been uncovered. From 1999 Honda created its own particular turbofan plane motor, the HF-118, which was testflown on a Cessna Citation. This motor gimmicks a solitary fan, a two-stage compressor and a two-stage turbine. The wing state without bounds Hondajet was tried on a Lockheed T-33.

The HA-420 Hondajet made its first flight on December 3 2003. The flying machine will experience around 200 hours of flight testing to confirm its flying attributes and execution.

A noticeable peculiarity of the Hondajet is the over-the-wing motor arrangement. Since no convey through structure is required in the rearward fuselage for the motor mounts, this takes into account a full-width lodge more distant behind picking up 30% additional space inside the same measurements. Honda likewise asserts that this setup diminishes drag at higher paces.

The fuselage is made of composite material, a lightweight co-cured carbon composite/honeycomb sandwich, while the wings are made of necessarily solidified skin boards shaped from single sheets of aluminum, offering a smoother surface than routine arrangements. The wing uses Honda's restrictive turbulence lessening laminar SMH-1 airfoil, which is fairly thick yet offers low drag at fast. Additionally the nose is intended to create laminar stream to diminish drag. Honda guarantees that these peculiarities, together with the fuel-proficient HF-118 motors, accomplish a 40% higher fuel effectiveness. The flying machine is outfitted with a Garmin G-1000 glass cockpit with three presentations and an incorporated flight framework. Four travelers could be accomodated with two team, or five travelers with a solitary pilot.

Honda has not yet uncovered if and when the Hondajet will be taken into creation, however late 2003 there were gossipy tidbits that Honda is researching the potential outcomes to assume control over a current US organization to encourage the generation of the flying machine.

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