Russia AC-4 Aircraft Cooperative Mechta   

General Details
Manufacturer: Aircraft Cooperative Mechta
Plane Name:

Russia AC-4

Classified as: Unclassified
Country Of Origin: Russia
Designer: Vladimir Federov
No. of Seats 1
No. Built 30
L/DMax: 31 @ 83 kph / 45 kt / 52 mph
MinSink: 0.66 m/s / 2.16 fps / 1.28 kt


Span Area Empty Weight Payload Gross Weight Wing Load Water Ballast
m ft sq.m sq.ft kg lb. kg lb. kg lb. kg
kg lb.
12.6 41.3 7.7 82.9 130 286 120 265 250 551 32.46 6.66 0 0
Aspect ratio: 20.5
Airfoil: Wortmann FX-60-157
Structure: GFRP/ epoxy

A runner up in the OSTIV world class sailplane design contest, the Russia comes in the raildragger AC-4A model, and the AC-4B with main wheel set behind the center of gravity and a nose wheel. The latter has a slightly more spacious cockpit able to accept taller pilots. The AC-4 is offered with a ballistic emergency recovery parachute. It can be fitted with a 12 bhp / 9 kW McCulloch MC-101B 2 cycle sustainer engine.


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