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Sunday, 22 August 2010

Try again: History of aviation: what aircraft is that?


Many of our expert visitors will be able to identify this iconic little aircraft... Gold Stars and Brownie Points only for history and performance details



29 comments:

  1. Ajai sahib, you have removed the name!! :)

    It still is a NAL Hansa. Made for rookie flight instruction in the country.

    About 200 kmph speed and about 700 kg weight.

    Engine about 100 HP, looking for better engines with more HP.

    Brownies and stars please?

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  2. It's even written over it.. HANSA

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  3. NAL Hansa at HAL museum bnagalore

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  4. This is NAL Hansa.
    As per Wikipedia:
    The production variant made its first flight on May 14, 1999.

    General characteristics
    Crew: two, pilot and instructor
    Length: 7.68 m (25 ft 2 in)
    Wingspan: 10.47 m (34 ft 4 in)
    Height: 2.61 m (8 ft 7 in)
    Wing area: 12.5 m² (134 ft²)
    Empty weight: 545 kg (1,200 lb)
    Gross weight: 750 kg (1,650 lb)
    Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 914 F3, 86 kW (115 hp)
    Performance
    Cruising speed: 215 km/h (134 mph)
    Endurance: 4 hours

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  5. NAL Hansa training aircraft.

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  6. Isn't that our very own Hansa sitting pretty at the HAL museum??

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  7. Ajai Sir,

    If I am not wrong, then It must be
    the first prototype of NAL/HAL "HANSA-II" (Reg.No: VT-XIW).

    It made its first flight on 23rd Nov 1993. Test Pilot was Wg Cdr P Ashoka.

    It completed its 128Hr of test flight before being donated to HAL Museum.

    It was designed by the National Aerospace Laboratories and produced by HAL.

    PERFORMANCE:
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    Crew: 2
    Length: 25ft
    Height: 8.7ft
    Empty weight: 550kg
    All-up weight: 750kg
    Wingspan: 34.35ft
    Endurance: 4Hr
    Fuel Capacity: 85L
    Stall Speed: 47KIAS (Knots Indicated Air Speed)
    Cruising Speed: 96KIAS (Knots Indicated Air Speed)
    Rate Of Climb: 650ft/min
    Landing Distance: 1770ft
    Take-Off Distance: 1355ft
    Propeller: 2 bladed Hoffmann propeller of diameter of 1730mm
    Power plant: Rotax914F3(Turbo Charged)
    100bhp@5500rpm / 115bhp@5800rpm

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  8. hindustan turbo trainer, HAL design based on modified HPT-32 fuselage with an allison engine, dropped after no interest shown from IAF.

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  9. Grob G 115 manufactured in germany, used for training rookie fighter pilots. Extremely light weight due to carbon composites and quite cheap with each unit costing less than 5 million usd. Additionally it has a good safety record.

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  10. NAL Hansa
    First flight on May 14 1999

    Senthil

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  11. Its the HANSA trainer aircraft from HAL. Twin seater turboprop. Limited numbers manufactured.

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  12. This is the Grob 120. It is a notable development by Grob Aerospace of Germany in that it has a carbon composite airframe. This has supposedly resulted in fewer maintenance requirements.

    First flight was 1999.

    It has more recently been offered to the IAF as a basic trainer, including a possible deal involving HAL in the manufacture and supply chain should Grob be chosen:

    http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/grob-aircraft-targets-181-trainers-for-iaf/398378/

    I am guessing this is related to the location of the picture.

    The engine of the standard A model is a 260 hp, 6 cylinder lycoming and it has a MTOW of about 1500 kg. The new TP version (being offered to India) has a more powerful engine rated at 380 horses (continuous) and 456 hp peak (for 5 minutes). All this and more can be found on the official website:

    http://www.grob-aircraft.eu/index.php/home.html

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  13. HAL HPT-32 Deepak

    -:V:-

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  14. Its the NAL developed Hansa.

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  15. NAL Hansa an all composite plane devleloped by NAL. I think first flight was in 99. Made by Tarneja aerospace.

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  16. Hansa, developed by NAL and being manufactured by Taneja Aerospace.

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  17. Ajai,
    Trying your Quiz for the first time. Good one.
    The aircraft is
    Reg Call Sign:VT-XIW
    Aircraft Type:HANSA-2
    No of Flying Hours:128:00
    Location at Present:HAL, Museum, Bangalore.

    Regards,
    Armourmight

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  18. NAL Hansa 2 - A all-composite two-seater general aviation airplane

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  19. its a Hansa bt NAL.....one o the few triners manufactured by India--Aditya....

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  20. Ajai Sir,

    You have not declared the result as well as the answer of the the WEEKEND QUIZ i.e. Quiz no-4 yet. So can you please???????????

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  21. THE WINNER OF THE GOLD STAR FOR THIS QUIZ... UNQUESTIONABLY... IS BINAY!

    AND A BROWNIE POINT TO ARMOURMIGHT... FOR AN INTERESTING ANGLE TO HIS RESEARCH!!

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  22. Hey shukla these types of quizs are addictions - keep it up!

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  23. Its Hansa 2. THey had a Continental O-240 engine. This is the only aircraft of this type. They also tried to re-engine this type as Hansa 2RE.

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  24. Also this aircraft was not produced by HAL. It was built by NAL & TAAL.

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