European Facility For Airborne Research

European Facility For Airborne Research Jan. 23, 2018, 20:36

Aircraft: IronEye - UNIFI

IronEye - UNIFI
Aircraft acronym IronEye - UNIFI Registration number I-8990
Operator University of Florence Department of Earth Sciences Transnational Access status Closed to TA
Manufacturer Nando Groppo srl, Folder Engine category Propeller
Aircraft type Research Categories Troposphere

Dimensions

  • Length: 6.2 m
  • Height: 2.15 m
  • Wingspan: 8.84 m
Airplane dimensions 6.2 m 2.15 m 8.84 m

Flying performances

Speed
Min speed 20 m/s
Max speed 55 m/s
Usual speed during measurements 34 m/s
Usual speed during transit flights 47 m/s
Ascent rate 6 m/s
Altitude
Min altitude
  • Above sea: 100 ft
  • Above ground: 300 ft
Max ceiling 9 000 ft
Usual ceiling during measurements 3 000 ft
Ceiling limitations

in Italy 3000 ft AGL

Payload
Empty weight 285 kg
Max take-off weight 450 kg
Max payload 165 kg
Max scientific payload 80 kg (X-coordinate of 2nd point)
Usual scientific payload during measurements 75 kg
Scientific payload for max endurance 35 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 3 h (Y-coordinate of 2nd point)

Range
Max range 600 km (at min scientific payload and max fuel)
Conditions for max range

75% power, low turbulence, no unfavourable wind

Range at max scientific payload None km
Usual range during measurement flight 100 km

Other
Weather conditions limitations

VMC conditions

Take-off runway length 300 m
Engines

1 x Rotax 912

Avionics

basic fly instruments, GPS moving map AVMap, Radio, Trasponder, auxiliary electronic horizon and compass

Crew and scientists on board

Crew (pilots + operators)

1 - 2

Seats available for scientists

1

Cabin

Length 1.50 m
Width 1.18 m
Height 1.30 m
Apertures

2 lateral doors

Cabin pressurized

no

More information

no

Aircraft modifications

Nose boom

no

Windows

no

Openings

lateral right window ; floor window: W0.35 m x L0.40 m

Hard points

no

Inlets

rislan line from a external dinamic air vent for sampling air and atmospheric pollution

Additionnal systems

no

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 24 VDC

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