Victa Aircruiser

  • CountryAustralia
  • TypeOne prototype only.
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  • PerformanceOne 155kW (210hp) Rolls-Royce/Continental IO-360D six cylinder horizontally-opposed air-cooled piston engine driving a metal two blade constant speed Hartzell propeller.
  • WeightsCruising speed at 75% power 267km/h (145kt). Max initial rate of climb 1000ft/min. Range 1292km (697nm).
  • DimentionsApprox operating empty 680kg (1500lb), max certificated takeoff 1145kg (2520lb).
  • CapacityWing span 7.92m (26ft 0in), length 7.06m (23ft 2in), height 2.59m (8ft 6in). Wing area 12.0m2 (129.0sq ft).
  • ProductionTypical seating for four.

The Victa Aircruiser was planned by Dr Henry Millicer, who had prior outlined the two seat Victa Airtourer (portrayed independently), the most prevalent light flying machine composed and implicit Australia. With Airtourer creation going full speed ahead in the early 1960s Victa appointed Dr Millicer to create a four seat light airplane focused around the Airtourer. This brought about the Aircruiser 210cs, which flew surprisingly on July 17 1966. The Aircruiser was later honored full Australian certificate identical to US FAR Part 23 models.

The Aircruiser demonstrated respectable guarantee and looked a commendable contender to American four seaters, however Victa withdrew from light flying machine creation in January 1967 because of the Airtourer's failure to contend on cost against charged dumped imports to Australia, and the outline and generation rights to the Airtourer and Aircruiser were sold to AESL of New Zealand in 1970. AESL kept on building the Airtourer and utilized the Aircruiser as the premise for its CT-4 Airtrainer (portrayed independently) yet did not put the Aircruiser into generation.

In 1994 Tony Peters, a flying school proprietor in Mount Gambier in South Australia, authorized a business sector study into two and four seat light air ship request in Australia which found there existed a noteworthy business sector for new airplane. A syndicate was structured to buy the Aircruiser plan and sort declaration, with Millicer Aircraft Industries made to place a redesigned improvement of the Aircruiser into generation as the M-9-200 Shrike. The Shrike name was dropped in 1998 for Aircruiser (with an upper case "C").

Initially plans conceived the first M-9-200 being conveyed in mid 1997 however minor deferrals and the choice to secure the Airtourer outline and spot it into creation as a necessity implied that the first M-9-200 - the modified Aircruiser model - was not because of fly until September 1999 with first client conveyances got ready for 2000. Aircruisers and Airtourers would be inherent another, reason composed plant in Sale in Victoria.

Contrasted and the first Victa Aircruiser, the M-9-200 Aircruiser would have emphasized a fuel infused IO-360 motor, standard GPS, new wheels, brakes and controls. A retractable undercarriage variation was likewise arranged.

Notwithstanding, in late 2000 Millicer stopped exchanging because of budgetary challenges, before the M-9-200 had been flown. Along these lines, to the present day, one and only Aircruiser was constructed.

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