European Facility For Airborne Research

European Facility For Airborne Research July 21, 2018, 13:22

Aircraft: ENDURO - KIT

ENDURO - KIT
Aircraft acronym ENDURO - KIT Registration number D-MIFU
Operator Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Transnational Access status Open to TA
Manufacturer Ultraleichtflug Schmidtler, Enduro Engine category Motorized glider
Aircraft type Research Categories Troposphere

Dimensions

  • Length: 3.5 m
  • Height: 3.5 m
  • Wingspan: 10.0 m
Airplane dimensions 3.5 m 3.5 m 10.0 m

Flying performances

Speed
Min speed 15 m/s
Max speed 30 m/s
Usual speed during measurements 25 m/s
Usual speed during transit flights 25 m/s
Ascent rate 6 m/s
Altitude
Min altitude
  • Above sea: 300 ft
  • Above ground: 50 ft
Max ceiling 14 000 ft
Usual ceiling during measurements 12 000 ft
Ceiling limitations

portable oxygen

Payload
Empty weight 240 kg
Max take-off weight 450 kg
Max payload 210 kg
Max scientific payload 80 kg (X-coordinate of 2nd point)
Usual scientific payload during measurements 50 kg
Scientific payload for max endurance 50 kg (X-coordinate of 1st point)
Aircraft autonomy

Endurance
Max endurance at min scientific payload and max fuel 7 h (Y-coordinate of 1st point)
Endurance at max scientific payload 5 h (Y-coordinate of 2nd point)

Range
Max range 700 km (at min scientific payload and max fuel)
Conditions for max range

low wind speeds

Range at max scientific payload None km
Usual range during measurement flight 300 km

Other
Weather conditions limitations

VFR

Take-off runway length 120 m
Engines

n/c

Avionics

n/c

Crew and scientists on board

Crew (pilots + operators)

1

Seats available for scientists

no

Cabin

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

n/a

Cabin pressurized

no

More information

no

Aircraft modifications

Nose boom

five hole turbulence probe

Windows

n/a

Openings

n/a

Hard points

two

Inlets

yes, on request

Additionnal systems

Snowboards for use on snow surfaces available

Acquisition systems

Datalogger network based on fast PC 104 bord computers, Data in central data base

Electrical power

Aircraft total electrical power (kW)

1.0 kW at 12 VDC or 24 VDC ; 0,25kW at 220 VAC

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

0.7 kW at 12 VDC or 24 VDC

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