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Sunday, October 11th 2015, 10:12pm

Dornier Do31 Utility Transport Aircraft

Technical Description

Crew: One pilot
Capacity: Nine passengers, or equivalent freight
Length: 10.50 metres
Wingspan: 15.60 metres
Height: 3.60 metres
Wing area: 32.40 sq. metres
Empty weight: 1,550 kg
Maximum take-off weight: 2,700 kg
Powerplant: Two Hirth HM-508E eight-cylinder inverted Vee inline engines each rated at 290 hp


Maximum speed: 260 kph
Cruise speed: 230 kph
Stall speed: 72 kph
Range: 1,100 km
Service ceiling: 5,500 metres
Rate of climb: 6.0 metres/second
Take off run: 160 metres
Landing run: 130 metres

The Dornier Do31 was designed to complement the single-engine Do27 utility transport, and offering excellent short take-off and landing performance. The aircraft is designed such that the passenger seats are easily removed for the carriage of cargo, and tie-downs are provided in the floor of the aircraft. If required, the port-side cargo door can be removed to permit the air dropping of personnel or supplies.