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Partenavia - Enviscope aircraft

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Partenavia is an Aircraft for use in the fields of Atmospheric Research, Environmental Control and Survey.
This is a small tropospheric aircraft operated by Enviscope GmbH, Germany.

The Partenavia P68B is a twin-engined aeroplane which offers excellent opportunities for mounting equipment both inside and outside the aircraft. It has been selected for outfitting as a research aircraft and offers ideal conditions for use in environmental research.

Space and load may be somewhat limited, but they are quite adequate for most scientific flights and can accommodate scientific equipment, a pilot and up to two scientists. Flight times of up to 5 hours are possible, depending on the weight of the scientific equipment selected.

The Partenavia P68B D-GERY offers the following advantages:

* the wings provide excellent opportunities for mounting equipment under the wings
* the location of the engines ensure an undisturbed flow of air around the cabin
* the shape of the fuselage allows the equipment racks to be installed in the centre of the plane, close to the centre of gravity
* large doors allow access to the equipment from both sides
* the flight characteristics offer a high degree of safety
* short take-off and landing lengths enable operation from even small airfields
* IFR instrumentation allows flights at night and in cloud
* classification in the 2 tonne class ensures lower operating costs

Abbreviation: partenavia-enviscope
Keywords: Not defined

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Dimensions: Length: 9.55 m; Height: 3.40 m; Wingspan: 12.00 m; Flying performances: Speed: Min speed: 32 m/s Max speed: 96 m/s Usual speed during measurements: 50 m/s Usual speed during transit flights: 77 m/s Ascent rate: 500 m/s Altitude: (1 ft = 0.31 m) Min altitude: Above sea: 492 ft Above ground: 492 ft Max ceiling: 12000 ft Usual ceiling during measurements: 10000 ft Ceiling limitations: Range/endurance with external probes and canisters: payload 200 kg: 1200 km, 4.5 hours payload 300 kg: 1100 km, 4.4 hours payload 400 kg: 650 km, 2.6 hours typical max. scientific payload is 400 kg Payload: Empty weight: 1409 kg Max take-off weight: 1990 kg Max payload: 400 kg Usual scientific payload during measurements: 300 kg Endurance: Max endurance: 6 h (at min scientific payload and max fuel) (Y-coordinate of 1st point) Endurance at max scientific payload: 2 h ... (Y-coordinate of 2nd point) Range: Max range: 1200 km (at min scientific payload and max fuel) Conditions for max range: Clean configuration, ISA, 45 min res. Same conditions for max endurance. Ranges for scientific flights with external probes and underwing canisters please refer to "Specialized informations" given below Range at max scientific payload: 650 km Usual range during measurement flight: 1000 km Other: Weather conditions limitations: IFR, VFR, approved for flight into known light icing conditions Take-off runway length: 305 m Engines: 2 * Avco Lycoming IO 360A1B6 with 200 HP each at 2700 rpm; Avionics: VFR and IFR equipped Crew and scientists on board: Crew (pilots + operators): 1 pilot VFR, IFR; Seats available for scientists: 2, optional up to 4 Cabin: Length: 2.62 m Width: 1.14 m Height: 0.97 m Apertures: Main door: Width : 0.64 m ; Height : 0.99 m Cargo door : Width : 0.80 m ; Height : 0.80 m; Cabin pressurized: None Aircraft modifications: Openings: Roof platform with mounting provisions/openings, size 760 mm x 337 mm 1 Co-Pilot window replacement with inlet system 1 Window replacement, size 483 mm x 355 mm 1 Photohatch, 364 mm diameter Several openings for antennas and sensors (up and down) Hard points: 1 Pylon under each wing, load capacity 30 kg per pylon Inlets: 1 isokinetic "Aerosol inlet" 2 Chemical inlet lines with droplet seperator 1 "Multichannel" Inlet 2 "Universial Inlets" with backward-forward openings 1 "CVI Inlet" in co-operation with IfT numerous "Aerosol straight-lined inlets" for underwing container Additionnal systems: Additional systemes: Digital camera systems Vacuum system for scientific equipment Basic meteorological equipment Several types of cloudwater collectors 2 Underwing container, length: 136 cm, 19 cm diameter, load capacity for scientific equipment: 26 kg, mounting provisions inside Photogrammetric equipment (cameras, navigation systems, ground infrastructure) Acquisition systems: Data aquisition for internal and user data, several serial ports, provisions for time synchronisation, software with on-line grafic, quick look processing, online processing of physical data, data storage systems. Electrical power: Aircraft total electrical power (kW): 2 * 28 V 70 A alternators Electrical power (kW) and voltages (V) available for scientists: 1,4 kW in total, up to 1 kW in 220 VAC

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