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Sunday, March 29th 2015, 2:17pm

Civil Aircraft

Avions-Fairey Tipsy

Tipsy B

A small sports two-seat monoplane designed by Ernest Oscar Tips, manager at Gosselies. In production since 1935 in open and enclosed cockpit versions.
Wingspan: 9.5 m (31 ft 2 in)
Length: 6.6 m (21 ft 8 in)
Height: 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Wing area: 12 m2 (130 sq ft)
Empty weight: 225 kg (496 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 450 kg (992 lb)
Powerplant: 62hp Walter Mikron II 4-cylinder inverted in-line
Maximum speed: 200 km/h (124 mph) at sea level
Cruising speed: 170 km/h (106 mph)
Range: 725 km (450 miles)
Service ceiling: 6,000 m (19,685 ft)
Rate of climb: 2.283 m/s (449.4 ft/min) to 2,000 m (6,560 ft)

Tipsy Junior

A single-seat light aircraft of mixed metal and wooden construction. The prototype, registered OO-TIT, flew for the first time on 30 June 1946.
Wingspan: 6.90 m (22 ft 8 in)
Length: 5.65 m (18 ft 6 in)
Height: 1.48 m (4 ft 10 in)
Wing area: 10.5 m2 (113 ft2)
Empty weight: 220 kg (486 lb)
Gross weight: 350 kg (770 lb)
Powerplant: 62hp Walter Mikron II inverted inline
Maximum speed: 174 km/h (108 mph)
Cruising speed: 158 km/h (98 mph)
Range: 690 km (430 miles)
Service ceiling: 1,800 m (6,000 ft)


Sunday, March 29th 2015, 2:38pm

Renard R.45

Wind Tunnel Model

A twin-engined, twin-boom cargo aircraft with a low wing. The rear fuselage has clamshell doors to aid loading. Powered by two 2,375hp Minerva Condor II 24-cylinder radial engines. It was designed for civil use. A crew of three was carried and up to 48 passengers or troops can be accommodated in the fuselage. The prototype first flew on 26 June 1946. SABENA took a small order but the Air Force was impressed enough to order twelve in 1947 which were delivered in 1948-49.
Wingspan: 35.05 m (115 ft 0 in)
Length: 24.99 m (82 ft 0 in)
Height: 5.74 m (18 ft 10 in)
Wing area: 111.48 m² (1,200 ft²)
Empty weight: 16,047 kg (35,377 lb)
Loaded weight: 23,814 kg (52,500 lb)
Powerplant: two 2,375hp Minerva Condor II 24-cylinder radials
Maximum speed: 502 km/h (312 mph)
Cruise speed: 418 km/h (260 mph)
Range: 885 km (550 miles)
Rate of climb: 6.35 m/s (1,250 ft/min)