Japan’s test pilot, said the new XC-2 transport aircraft cruise performance, good handling
Japan XC-2 transport domestic flight
According to the U.S. “Aerospace Daily” reported recently, according to the Japanese Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) Development and Test Wing Aviation test pilot stated, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, the XC-2 transport in the initial flight test prototype to show good handling qualities and high-speed cruise performance.
XC-2 (formerly known as CX) is planning to replace the 1970 production of Kawasaki C-1 transport aircraft. C-2 and C-1, compared with about 4 times the range, as Japan has provided support for international disaster relief and emergency aid operations in first-class tactical transport capacity.
According to the Japanese Air Self Defense Force test pilot, Major Ryhei nakashima described from the first flight in January 2010 and delivered at the end of March Gifu (Gifu) Air Force Base Development and Test Wing Aviation after, XC-2 has completed more than 10 sorties, 30 flight hours, flight test was the Government launched in May. Nakashima in Anaheim, California Association of discussion at the test pilot made the statement at the meeting.
Nakashima added that the twin, high-wing transport aircraft has been verified “easy landing performance.” XC-2 is the largest aircraft ever developed in Japan, with two General Electric turbofan engines cF6-80c2K1F as power, length 144 feet, a wingspan of 155.5 ft, height 46.5 feet. The 25-degree swept wings, wing area of ??2583 square feet, aspect ratio 8.2, with 5-degree angle under the counter.
XC-2 of sizes from C-130 and C-17, maximum takeoff weight of 311,000 pounds, to carry the whole load range of the design of the case about 35 nautical miles. Comparison of C-1 as a maximum takeoff weight of 99,210 pounds, can carry 26,455 lb. payload, range about 900 nautical miles. According to the design of the XC-2 can carry up to 20 within the A-22 container or eight 463L pallets.
3 月份 after receiving XC-2 began in Gifu base and foundation engineering to manipulate the initial test. Fax complete flight control system, ground control test and slide test, completed in May for the first time the Japanese Air Self Defense Force flight.
2010-year plan for further flight envelope expansion testing, system testing and engine testing. XC-2 second aircraft is expected to be delivered end of first quarter of 2011. Since the static load test the existence of structural defects discovered the body after the body and tail reinforcement, XC-2 flight test base is expected to be completed by 2013, compared with the originally planned two years about the delay. (China Aviation Industry Development Research Center of Huang Tao)