European Facility For Airborne Research

European Facility For Airborne Research June 24, 2018, 03:27

Aircraft: ERA - CNR - ISAFOM

ERA - CNR - ISAFOM
Aircraft acronym ERA - CNR - ISAFOM Registration number I-AMMO
Operator Istituto per i Sistemi Agricoli e Forestali del Mediterraneo Transnational Access status Open to TA
Manufacturer 3I / Magnaghi Aeronautica, Sky Arrow 650 TCNS Engine category Propeller
Aircraft type Research Categories Troposphere

Dimensions

  • Length: 7.6 m
  • Height: 2.56 m
  • Wingspan: 9.68 m
Airplane dimensions 7.6 m 2.56 m 9.68 m

Flying performances

Speed
Min speed 20 m/s
Max speed 55 m/s
Usual speed during measurements 40 m/s
Usual speed during transit flights 45 m/s
Ascent rate 4 m/s
Altitude
Min altitude
  • Above sea: 100 ft
  • Above ground: 100 ft
Max ceiling 12 000 ft
Usual ceiling during measurements 9 000 ft
Ceiling limitations

n/c

Payload
Empty weight 400 kg
Max take-off weight 650 kg
Max payload 250 kg
Max scientific payload 80 kg (X-coordinate of 2nd point)
Usual scientific payload during measurements 40 kg
Scientific payload for max endurance 40 kg (X-coordinate of 1st point)
Aircraft autonomy

Endurance
Max endurance at min scientific payload and max fuel 4 h (Y-coordinate of 1st point)
Endurance at max scientific payload 4 h (Y-coordinate of 2nd point)

Range
Max range 500 km (at min scientific payload and max fuel)
Conditions for max range

75% power

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

Other
Weather conditions limitations

daytime, VFR

Take-off runway length 240 m
Engines

1 x Rotax 912 S

Avionics

n/c

Crew and scientists on board

Crew (pilots + operators)

1

Seats available for scientists

1

Cabin

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

no

Cabin pressurized

no

More information

2 seats in tandem ; downward looking instruments installed in the cabin

Aircraft modifications

Nose boom

certified probe for 3D wind pressure sphere, open path CO2 and H2O IRGA mounting, fast tamperature mounting

Windows

n/a

Openings

two portholes on the bottom for downward looking instrumentation

Hard points

no

Inlets

isokinetic inlet for particles

Additionnal systems

no

Acquisition systems

Computer chassis - American Portwell Technology IRC-306
8 port PCI serial card - Quatech ESC-100D9
2 port PCI serial card - Quatech DSC-200/300IND
IRQ3 ISA timing card - NOAA/ATDD custom
Analog input board - NOAA/ATDD custom

Electrical power

Aircraft total electrical power (kW)

0,9 kW at 12 VDC

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

12 VDC and 0,25kW dedicated alternator

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