Characteristics of the popular 50-passenger commuter liner are described. The DHC-7 achieves much of its STOL performance from powerful double-slotted fowler flaps that span 80% of its 93-foot wing. Fully extended, they reduce DHC-7's stalling speed by 34 knots at its gross weight of 44,000 pounds-from 100 knots with the flaps retracted to 66 knots at their 45-degree position. Other performance aspects of this aircraft are noted. A comparison profile chart is presented which considers 40 parameters. Graphs are provided which illustrate the range-payload and range-time capabilities of the DHC-7. Although the DHC-7 uses an hydraulic, double-hinged rudder control system, with no mechanical linkages between the rudder pedals and the control surface, the aircraft is flyable with all hydraulics inoperative.

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    Ziff Davis Publishing Company

    1 Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016
  • Authors:
    • LEWIS, A
    • Olcott, J W
  • Publication Date: 1979-5

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  • Accession Number: 00196769
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1979 12:00AM