Neha Patil

Creative Flight Aerocat

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Manufacturers  Auiga Design, Creative Flight

The Creative Flight Aerocat is a Canadian mid-wing, all composite, four passenger experimental aircraft that can be configured for amphibious float operations. The aircraft was supplied in kit form by Creative Flight of Haliburton, Ontario, now called Auiga Design, for amateur construction.

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Design and development

Development started in 1998 on the MPA Aerocat. In 2002, the vehicle was renamed the Creative Flight Aerocat.

The all composite aircraft features a distinctive gull-wing design with pods that floats can attach to. A twin engine variant is powered by two Jabiru 3300 engines. In both the case of the single and twin engined versions, the engines are mounted in pusher configuration on a composite arch behind the cockpit.

Operational history

The single engine prototype flew in 2001, then was retrofitted for twin engine operations and flown in 2002. Shortly afterward the aircraft was test flown with floats. In 2003, the prototype was flown to the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh airshow and displayed.

As of December 2016 the prototype, C-GYCC, remained the sole example flying.

Variants

SR
Single engine version with retractable gear, powered by a Crossflow CF4-20THO 250 hp (186 kW) engine.
SRX
Single engine version with retractable gear and floats, powered by a Crossflow CF4-20THO 250 hp (186 kW) engine or one Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-21 turboprop producing 480 hp (358 kW)
TR
Twin engine version with retractable gear, powered by two Jabiru 3300 120 hp (89 kW) engines
TR
Twin engine version with retractable gear and floats, powered by two Jabiru 3300 120 hp (89 kW) engines

Specifications (Aerocat SR)

Data from Creative Flight

General characteristics

  • Empty weight: 794 kg (1,750 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,361 kg (3,000 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 68 gallons
  • Powerplant: 1 × Crossflow CF4-20THO , 190 kW (250 hp)
  • Performance

  • Cruise speed: 298 km/h; 161 kn (185 mph)
  • Stall speed: 80 km/h; 43 kn (50 mph)
  • Rate of climb: 6.1 m/s (1,200 ft/min)
  • References

    Creative Flight Aerocat Wikipedia


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