European Facility For Airborne Research

European Facility For Airborne Research July 17, 2018, 02:21

Aircraft: DIMO - METAIR

DIMO - METAIR
Aircraft acronym DIMO - METAIR Registration number HB-2335
Operator MetAir AG, Switzerland Transnational Access status Closed to TA
Manufacturer Diamond Aircraft, HK36 TTC ECO Dimona Engine category Propeller
Aircraft type Research Categories Troposphere

Dimensions

  • Length: 7.28 m
  • Height: 1.8 m
  • Wingspan: 16.33 m
Airplane dimensions 7.28 m 1.8 m 16.33 m

Flying performances

Speed
Min speed 30 m/s
Max speed 60 m/s
Usual speed during measurements 45 m/s
Usual speed during transit flights 50 m/s
Ascent rate 3 m/s
Altitude
Min altitude
  • Above sea: 100 ft
  • Above ground: 100 ft
Max ceiling 22 000 ft
Usual ceiling during measurements 10 000 ft
Ceiling limitations

payload and oxygen

Payload
Empty weight 610 kg
Max take-off weight 930 kg
Max payload 320 kg
Max scientific payload 220 kg (X-coordinate of 2nd point)
Usual scientific payload during measurements 100 kg
Scientific payload for max endurance 80 kg (X-coordinate of 1st point)
Aircraft autonomy

Endurance
Max endurance at min scientific payload and max fuel 5 h (Y-coordinate of 1st point)
Endurance at max scientific payload 2 h (Y-coordinate of 2nd point)

Range
Max range 800 km (at min scientific payload and max fuel)
Conditions for max range

cruising speed of < 180 km/h.

Range at max scientific payload None km
Usual range during measurement flight 750 km

Other
Weather conditions limitations

day time, VFR

Take-off runway length 500 m
Engines

1 x Rotax 914 F3

Avionics

basic: single VHF radio, transponder-S, VOR;
redundant GPS-systems including large moving map display (not part of the integrated avionics, but, of the measurement system).

Crew and scientists on board

Crew (pilots + operators)

2

Seats available for scientists

1

Cabin

Length n/a m
Width n/a m
Height n/a m
Apertures

n/a

Cabin pressurized

no

More information

relatively narrow, side by side, for pilot and operator, or single pilot with fully automatic instruments which can be watched and managed by the scientifically trained pilot.

Aircraft modifications

Nose boom

no

Windows

no

Openings

diverse, in the pods. Flexible to add more.

Hard points

2 (1 under each wing)

Inlets

yes

Additionnal systems

no

Acquisition systems

3 PC/104 (1 in each pod, 1 in center, with wireless link) ; diverse interfaces (RS-232/-422, freq., volt., TTL) via TurboLab under DOS 6.20 with 100 Hz measurements and 10 Hz recording. Postprocessing with a suite of Pascal programs

Electrical power

Aircraft total electrical power (kW)

1 kW or 0.5 kW at 28 VDC, with converted power to 12 VDC (0.2kW), and 230 VAC (0.3kW)

Electrical power (kW) and voltages (V) available for scientists

28 VDC, 12 VDC, 230 VAC with a total of 1.0 kW

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