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AMF Chevvron 2 32

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Top speed  120 km/h
Range  370 km
First flight  1983
Wingspan  13 m
Length  7.01 m
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The AMF Chevvron is a British two-seat microlight aircraft of the 1980s and 90s. It is a single engined mid-winged monoplane with side-by-side seating. 41 were built.

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Design and development

The Chevvron was designed to meet a requirement for an aircraft conforming with the Civil Aviation Authority's regulations for microlight aircraft and fitted with conventional three-axis controls. The Chevvron is a mid-wing monoplane with a pod-and boom configuration and high aspect ratio wings. It is built of composite materials and is fitted with a fixed nosewheel undercarriage. The normal powerplant was a single König SD 570 two-stroke, four-cylinder air-cooled radial engine rated at 32 horsepower (24 kW) and driving a three-bladed propeller.

The first prototype, fitted with a V-tail, made its maiden flight in late 1983. A modified second prototype, with a conventional tail flew in October 1986.

Operational history

AMF Microflight began production of the Chevvron in 1987, with 19 completed at their Membury factory by 1990. A single example was built of the Sea Chevvron, a floatplane version fitted with a more powerful (48 horsepower (36 kW)) König engine, while examples were also fitted with a 45 horsepower (34 kW) Limbach engine. In total, 41 Chevvrons were built. In the 1990s, as single-rotor wankel engine from the MidWest AE series was successfully fitted to a Chevvron.

Specifications

Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1990–91

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 7.01 m (23 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 13.41 m (44 ft 0 in)
  • Height: 1.52 m (5 ft 0 in)
  • Wing area: 17.56 m2 (189.0 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 175 kg (386 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 382 kg (842 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × König SD 570 4-cylinder air-cooled radial engine, 24 kW (32 hp)
  • Performance

  • Maximum speed: 120 km/h (75 mph; 65 kn)
  • Cruising speed: 102 km/h (63 mph; 55 kn) (econ cruise)
  • Stall speed: 56 km/h (35 mph; 30 kn)
  • Range: 370 km (230 mi; 200 nmi)
  • Endurance: 3 hr
  • Service ceiling: 3,050 m (10,007 ft)
  • g limits: +4/-2
  • Rate of climb: 2.1 m/s (420 ft/min)
  • References

    AMF Chevvron 2-32 Wikipedia


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