Artistic illustration K.P.S.-1 "Daedalus" © Konstantinos Panitsidis


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Preliminary design
Subject: Training aircraft K.P.S.-1 "Daedalus" - to replace the original training aircraft T-41D

 

 


O "Daedalus" belongs to the class of light aircraft equipped with piston engine, the turbo-prop. The vessel provides high performance and ranks sailer in most modern new generation aircraft with the ability to maintain high readiness and skills of the Air Force crew

 

Technical description:

The "Daedalus" is a low wing, single-engine, two-seat aircraft. Very good aerodynamic surfaces, give the ability to operate with large angles of attack and perform extreme maneuvers. It is very important for a training aircraft to simulate and approaching the capabilities of a modern fighter aircraft.

 


K.P.S.-1 – equipped with turboprop engine with maximum power of 400 h.p

 

The aircraft can take off and land from small and makeshift runways. The landing gear is retractable tricycle bearing singles wheels per side and allow the use of makeshift runways.

The whole structure featuring clean aerodynamic lines and pretty neat combination structure and wing. Small extensions of the leading edge, LERX are designed to form a smooth connection between the structure and the wing to generate lift or otherwise controlled turbulent eddies.

 


K.P.S.-1 – equipped with piston engine with maximum power of 360 h.p

 

The cockpit includes two main displays large multifunction shape for each operator. For the survival of the crew has ejection seats "Zero-Zero".

To facilitate education in night missions, can be equipped with night vision goggles. For better cooperation of the trainer and the trainee, the display mode of flight information and targeting, an embedded system with a sight on helmet system, type HMD, with demonstration objectives and simulation visualization.

 

 

The propulsion system consists of a piston engine with maximum power up to 400 h.p. The alternative turboprop even diesel engines with power up to 450 h.p.

The aircraft is able to transport light weapons external pillars beneath the wing as pods with gun 7,62 mm cannons or 12,7 mm free-falls bombs 100 kg or fuel tanks.

 


Standard configuration: pods with 7,62-mm cannons

 

With the integration of the new generation fighter aircraft, the existing education no longer meet the requirements of education, high cost effectiveness and exploitation and need replacing. The aircraft is required to be equipped with a modern propellant assembly (piston / turboprop engine) designed for aircraft performing extreme maneuvers.

 

 


THREE-VIEW DRAWING

 


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

DESIGNER
Panitsidis Κ. (K.P.S.-Project)
COUNTRY
Greece
TYPE
Training aircraft
CREW
2
POWER-PLANT One piston or turboprop engine
Power, h.p. 1 x 400
Thrust-to-weight ratio (max) 0,26-0,307
DIMENSIONS
 
Length, m
7,9
Height, m
2,6
Wing span, m 8,5
Wing area, m2
12,50 
WEIGHT
 
Maximum take-off, kg
1.500
Normal take-off, kg
1.300
Empty aircraft
950
Internal fuel, kg
200
PERFORMANCE
 
Maximum speed, km/h
500
Cruising speed in low height, km/h
360-370
Service ceiling, m 4.000
Range, km 1.500
Rate of climb, m/s -
Takeoff run, m 200-250
Landing roll, m 200-250
Maximum overload, g
+10/-10 
Payload, kg
200
ARMAMENT
Number external hardpoints: 2. Portability pods 7,62 mm to 12,7 mm cannons the Bombs free fall of 100 kg or fuel tanks.

  


PHOTOS K.P.S.-1 "DAEDALUS"