VITEK EZHIK

TYPE: Agricultural sprayer.

PROGRAMME: Design begun in 1999 and completed by March 2002; construction of prototype then begun; public debut was then planned for August 2003 Moscow Salon but was rescheduled for the first half of 2004.

DESIGN FEATURES: Economic sprayer, with same payload as Sukhoi Su-38L, but at half purchase price. Raised cockpit with good forward/downward view. Constant-chord, low-mounted, cantilever wings; sweptback tail surfaces with mutual wire bracing; narrow, deep fuselage.

FLYING CONTROLS: Conventional and manual. No horn balances.

LANDING GEAR: Tailwheel type; fixed.

POWER PLANT: One 154 kW (207 hp) LOM M337A six-cylinder piston engine operating on A-76 motorcar fuel.

ACCOMMODATION: Pilot only, in enclosed cockpit.

EQUIPMENT: Chemical hopper; eight rotary atomisers beneath wings.

 

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