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Adam RA 14 Loisirs

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The RA-14 Loisirs was a French two-seat high-wing light touring aircraft designed by Roger Adam shortly after World War II.

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Design and production

The Loisirs ("Leisure") was designed in May 1945 by Roger Adam and built by Etablissements Aeronautiques R. Adam. It was a tube, wood and fabric two-seater suitable for amateur construction. It was a high-wing braced monoplane of with fixed tail-wheel undercarriage. The seats were positioned side-by-side.

The company sold plans and manufactured parts for the aircraft which could be fitted with a range of engines of between 65 and 80 hp (48 and 60 kW). These included the Regnier 4D, Continental A65, Continental A75 and Continental C90 engines.

Variants

The design rights were sold in 1957 to the Maranda Aircraft Company of Canada who sold plans for amateur construction of the RA14BM1 Loisirs as the Falconar AMF-S14. More than 30 examples were built in North America.

Adam RA-14 Loisirs
Falconar AMF-S14
Homebuilt variant
RA-14 SL "Super Loisirs"
modified wing and tail with trim tabs

Survivors

Of the French production of 40 Loisirs, 17 were active in 1965 and five were still flying in the country in 2001.

Specification

Data from Airlife's World Aircraft

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 6.99 m (22 ft 11 in)
  • Wingspan: 10.90 m (35 ft 9 in)
  • Height: 2.21 m (7 ft 3 in)
  • Wing area: 16.0 m2 (172 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 279 kg (616 lb)
  • Gross weight: 479 kg (1,056 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Continental A65 air-cooled flat-four, 48 kW (65 hp)
  • Performance

  • Maximum speed: 140 km/h; 76 kn (87 mph)
  • Cruise speed: 121 km/h; 65 kn (75 mph)
  • Range: 451 km; 243 nmi (280 mi)
  • Service ceiling: 4,000 m (13,000 ft)
  • References

    Adam RA-14 Loisirs Wikipedia


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