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Hi everybody,

Dorand project of 1954 for STOL mailplane.
 

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Hi all,

In Docavia 23 I have found little infos about the Dorand DA.08 and DA.09, both light airplane projects from ca. 1957. I know Dorand only as inventor for helicopters? Do you have more informations...

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hesham said:
Hi everybody,

Dorand project of 1954 for STOL mailplane.

It wasn't so much STOL as VTOL! See: http://modelarchives.free.fr/Bestiaire/DVTOL_P/index.html
 

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In Aero France, January 1956 issue, I found an article with the title " L'Avion A Ailes Propulsives Et A Gouvernes
Par Controle De La Couche Limite", including a 3-view.
I've attached the text, too, maybe a native French speaker could give a short summary ?
I think, the 3-view shows the DA 8, obviously an 8-seater, but mentioned, too, is the DH G 4,
an experimantal two-seater, which seems to have been build.
 

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The goal is to produce small, low-power transport aircraft: max 750 hp, moderate commercial speed 350 km/h, capable of flying at low speed: 50 km/h, of taking off without assistance from small and bad strips.


Fuel use per kg of thrust is: stopped 0.37 kg/kg/h , at 385km/h 0.7 kg/kg/h.


Here are the reasons which lead René Dorand to use low pressure fluid:
The feeding of propulsive wings by medium-pressure fluid (ratio 1.5 to 1.7) is interesting for planes with a slim profile, for which the cruise speed is around 700 km/h, with a minimum speed of 90 km/h.


The comparison with classical airplanes enables the following observations:
- for the same performance, the rolling length is divided by 4
- in the same flying conditions, horizontal speed is increased by 30%


As an example, the performance of a twin-seater trainer Fouga Magister fitted with medium-pressure propulsive wings would be as follows:
(table)
The experimental twin-seater Dorand DH G4 is considered with a Turbomeca Soulor powerplant.


With a feed by low-pressure fluid (preferably mixed fluid, pressure ratio 1.06 to 1.15), the minimum speed is divided by 2, the rolling length divided by 5.
 

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Nice find my dear Boxkite,

and from TU magazine.
 

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In Docavia 23 I have found little infos about the Dorand DA.08 and DA.09, both light airplane projects from ca. 1957. I know Dorand only as inventor for helicopters? Do you have more informations...
From TU magazine,

there was also DA.01,DA.3,DA.5 & DA.06,and for DA.8 and
DA.9.
 

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there was also DA.01,DA.3
From TU magazine;

DA.01,

Two-seater with a total weight of 2,200 kg at a maximum speed of
260 km / h for a 650 km radius of action.
Equipped with a TURBOMECA TURMO II powertrain.

DA.03,

Aircraft whose characteristics and performances were as follows:
Wingspan: 8.30 meters,
Length: 10 meters,
Wing length: 3.75 meters,
Rope for attaching to the fuselage: 1.50 meters,
End rope: 0.75 meter,
Wing area (excluding fuselage): 8.50 m2,
Thruster: 2 ARTOUSTE III turbo-compressor units (the hot fluid is used to
1s propulsion, the cold fluid circulating in the lifting surface and
the horizontal tail feeds the fluid flaps),
Empty weight: 1.042 Kg,
Payload: 906 Kg including 500 Kg of fuel.
Performance compared with a conventional aircraft of the same total weight, even thruster were as follows:
 

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