DescriptionThe Eagle Aircraft 150 is an Australian designed two-seat single-engine composite material training, touring and sport aircraft
The aircraft was designed and originally built by Eagle Aircraft Pty Ltd, but is now manufactured in Malaysia by Composites Technology Research Malaysia.
It utilizes a three lifting surface design consisting of a forward wing (foreplane), main wing (mainplane) and horizontal stabilizer (tailplane).
The Eagle 150B is a development of the Eagle X-TS from Western Australian inventors Neil Graham and his father Deryck Graham. Australian aeronautical engineer Graham Swannell and American aerodynamicist John Roncz were then engaged to design an aircraft to meet then-current JAR VLA requirements and demonstrate minimal stall characteristics. The resulting prototype (designated Eagle 150A) was first flown in March 1988, and was certified in November 1996. The aircraft demonstrated docile stall characteristics, rapid roll rates, 125 knot cruise speed (at 75% power) and crisp handling. After 15 aircraft were built at Fremantle, Western Australia, the Eagle 150B was introduced. Roncz was presented with the Prince's Australian Medal for the design of the Eagle 150 by His Royal Highness Prince Philip at a London ceremony in 2000.
The manufacturing rights to the Eagle 150B are now owned by the Malaysian company Composites Technology Research Malaysia.
- 6.45 m (21 ft 2 in)
- 7.16 m (23 ft 6 in), Foreplane span: 4.88 m (16.01 ft)
- 2.31 m (7 ft 7 in)
- Wing Area:
- 5.2 sq m (56 sq ft), Foreplane area: 3.62 sq m (39.0 sq ft)
- Wing Loading:
- 73.6 kg/sq m (15.1 lb/sq ft) mainplane and foreplane
- Empty Weight:
- 430 kg (948 lb)
- 650 kg (1,433 lb)
- Fuel Capacity:
- 97 l (26 US gal; 21 imp gal) usable
- 1 × Teledyne Continental Motors IO-240-A or IO-240-B7B 4-cylinder air-cooled horizontally-opposed piston engine, 93 kW (125 hp)
- Maximum speed: 241 km/h (150 mph, 130 kn)
- Cruise Speed:
- 222 km/h (138 mph, 120 kn) at 75% power
- Stall Speed:
- 102 km/h (63 mph, 55 kn) flaps up at sea level, 84 km/h (52 mph; 45 kn) flaps down at sea level
- 1,000 km (620 mi, 540 nmi) at 75% power
- Takeoff Dist.:
- to 15 m (49 ft): 349 m (1,145 ft)
- Landing Dist.:
- from 15 m (49 ft): 365 m (1,198 ft)
- Rate of Climb:
- 5.3 m/s (1,040 ft/min)
- Service Ceiling:
- 4,575 m (15,010 ft)