European Facility For Airborne Research

European Facility For Airborne Research Jan. 23, 2018, 16:48

Aircraft: Seneca - IBIMET

Seneca - IBIMET
Aircraft acronym Seneca - IBIMET Registration number I-VEIC
Operator Institute of Biometeorology Transnational Access status Closed to TA
Manufacturer Piper Aircraft, PA34-200T Seneca II Engine category Propeller
Aircraft type Research Categories Troposphere

Dimensions

  • Length: 8.68 m
  • Height: 2.97 m
  • Wingspan: 11.86 m
Airplane dimensions 8.68 m 2.97 m 11.86 m

Flying performances

Speed
Min speed 40 m/s
Max speed 80 m/s
Usual speed during measurements 55 m/s
Usual speed during transit flights 65 m/s
Ascent rate 6 m/s
Altitude
Min altitude
  • Above sea: 250 ft
  • Above ground: 250 ft
Max ceiling 20 000 ft
Usual ceiling during measurements 15 000 ft
Ceiling limitations

n/c

Payload
Empty weight 1 300 kg
Max take-off weight 2 100 kg
Max payload 800 kg
Max scientific payload 100 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 5 h (Y-coordinate of 1st point)
Endurance at max scientific payload 5 h (Y-coordinate of 2nd point)

Range
Max range 970 km (at min scientific payload and max fuel)
Conditions for max range

n/c

Range at max scientific payload None km
Usual range during measurement flight 450 km

Other
Weather conditions limitations

VFR, IFR

Take-off runway length 0 m
Engines

2 x Continental TSIO-360-EB-L

Avionics

n/c

Crew and scientists on board

Crew (pilots + operators)

2 + 2

Seats available for scientists

2

Cabin

Length n/c m
Width n/c m
Height n/c m
Apertures

n/c

Cabin pressurized

n/c

More information

n/c

Aircraft modifications

Nose boom

mobile Flux Platform probe, 9 holes pressure sphere, CO2, H2O, temperature

Windows

n/c

Openings

two downward looking openings at centre of aircraft

Hard points

n/c

Inlets

n/c

Additionnal systems

n/c

Acquisition systems

n/c

Electrical power

Aircraft total electrical power (kW)

n/c

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

0.8 kW at 12 VDC

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