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I.Ae. 31 Colibrí

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Top speed  240 km/h
Length  7.95 m
Wingspan  10 m
Designer  Émile Dewoitine
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The IAe.31 Colibrí ("Hummingbird") was a civil trainer aircraft developed in Argentina in the 1940s. It was designed by Émile Dewoitine and developed by the Instituto Aerotécnico for manufacture by the company H. Goberna factories in Córdoba Province as an initiative under President Juan Perón's first five year plan.

The design used the AeC.3G of the early 1930s as a starting point, but was a considerably modernized aircraft. Like the AeC.3G, however, it was a conventional low-wing cantilever monoplane with seating for student pilot and instructor in tandem and fixed tailwheel undercarriage. Unlike its predecessor, the cockpits were enclosed under a long canopy. Only three examples were built.


General characteristics

  • Crew: two, student pilot and instructor
  • Length: 7.95 m (26 ft 1 in)
  • Wingspan: 10.37 m (34 ft 0 in)
  • Height: 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
  • Wing area: 16.0 m2 (172 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 635 kg (1,400 lb)
  • Gross weight: 916 kg (2,020 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Blackburn Cirrus Major 3, 115 kW (155 hp)
  • Performance

  • Maximum speed: 240 km/h (150 mph)
  • Cruising speed: 210 km/h (127.30 mph)
  • Endurance: 1 hours  50 min
  • Service ceiling: 6,500 m (21,300 ft)
  • References

    I.Ae. 31 Colibrí Wikipedia