Socata Rallye

  • CountryFrance
  • TypeSeries of two/four seat light aircraft
  • PowerplantsMS-880B - One 75kW (100hp) Continental O-200-A flat four piston engine driving a two blade fixed pitch propeller. 235GT - One 175kW (235hp) Lycoming O-540-B4B5 flat six driving a three blade constant speed propeller.
  • PerformanceMS-880B - Max speed 195km/h (105kt), max cruising speed 174km/h (94kt). Initial rate of climb 540ft/min. Service ceiling 10,500ft. Max range 853km (460nm). 235GT - Max speed 275km/h (150kt), max cruising speed 245km/h (132kt), normal cruising speed 231km/h (125kt). Initial rate of climb 980ft/min. Service ceiling 14,750ft. Max range with reserves 1090km (590nm).
  • WeightsMS-880B - Empty 450kg (990lb), max takeoff 770kg (1695lb). 235GT - Empty 695kg (1530lb), max takeoff 1200kg (2645lb).
  • DimentionsMS-880B - Wing span 9.61m (31ft 6in), length 6.97m (22ft 11in), height 2.69m (8ft 10in). Wing area 12.3m2 (132sq ft). 235GT - Wing span 9.74m (31ft 11in), length 7.25m (23ft 10in), height 3.67m (9ft 2in). Wing area 12.8m2 (137.3sq ft).
  • CapacitySeating for three adults or two adults and two children in MS-880B Rallye Club/Rallye 100, MS-887 Rallye 125 and the MS-886 Super Rallye and Rallye 150T. All other variants had seating for four adults.
  • ProductionMore than 3500 built.

The productive Rallye family is Europe's best light airplane arrangement, and today stays in generation in Poland as the PZL-Okecie Koliber (portrayed independently).

Morane-Saulnier initially outlined the Rallye in light of a late 1950s French government rivalry for a light flying machine. Morane Saulnier's proposal brought about the Rallye, which flew surprisingly on June 10 1959. This first MS-880a model was fueled by a 67kw (90hp) Continental C-90 level four.

Sud Aviation's subsidiary Socata (who assumed control over the Rallye after Morane-Saulnier given way in the mid 1960s) created an extensive variety of Rallye models. The principle two/three seat generation form was the 75kw (100hp) Continental O-200 fueled MS-880b Rallye Club. Other Rallye Clubs were the 78kw (105hp) Potez controlled MS-881 and 85kw (115hp) Lycoming O-235 fueled MS-883. An all the more influential Rallye Club advancement was the 110kw (145hp) Continental O-300 level six fueled Super Rallye (later to turn into the Rallye 150s, then 150st regardless later the Garnement with 155kw (155hp) O-320).

The main genuine four seater was the MS-890 Rallye Commodore, which varied from the Super Rallye in having a higher max takeoff weight and reinforced structure. Conveyances started in 1964. Advancements of the Commodore incorporated the 110kw (150hp) Lycoming O-320 fueled MS-892 Commodore 150 (later the Rallye 150gt), the 135kw (180hp) O-360 controlled MS-893 Commodore 180 (later the Rallye 180gt and after that the Gaillard), the 165kw (220hp) controlled MS-894 Rallye Minerva (later the Rallye 220gt and sold in the US as the Waco Minerva) and the 175kw (235hp) O-540 controlled Rallye 235gt (later the Gabier).

Item changes prompted the Rallye Club based Rallye 100s with two seats and 100st with three seats, both supplanted by the 82kw (110hp) engined Rallye 100st Galopin, the Rallye 125 2+2 seater, the lightweight flyer towing 180t Galerien and the tail dragger Gaucho ag sprayer. French generation stopped in 1983.

Pictures of Socata Rallye