DAR 8 Slavei

1st Flight 1936

Twelve DAR 8 aircraft were delivered from the manufacturer in 1937.

The 1st prototype had a de Havilland Gipsy major in-line engine.

Production aircraft had the Walter Major IV in-line engine.

Installation of Walter Mars radial engines resulted in designation DAR 8A.

This was used for advanced training and aerobatics.

Six aircraft were still serviceable in late 1941.

Specifications

Crew: 2 (pilot and trainee)

Span: top wing 9.47 m, lower wing 9.12 m

Length: 7.05 m (DAR-8), 6.56 m (DAR-8-A)

Height: 3.70 m

Total supporting area: 16.20 m2

Empty weight: 525 kg (DAR-8), 535 kg (DAR-8A)

Max take-off weight: 814 kg (DAR-8), 824 kg (DAR-8A)

Engine (DAR-8 type): air-cooled Walter Major 4 four-cylinder invert aircraft engine

rated: 88.3 kW (120 k)at 2100 rpm

take-off: 95.6 kW (130 k)at 2350 rpm 130 k (95.6 kW)

Engine (DAR-8A type): Walter Mars air-cooled nine-cylinder star engine

Power

rated: 107 kW (145 k)at 1750 rpm

take-off: 110 kW (150 k)at 1800 rpm

Fuel consumption: 235-250 g·h−1·k−1 / 320-340 g·h−1·kW−1 (DAR-8), 225 g.h−1.k−1 / 306 g.h−1.kW−1 (DAR-8A)

Propeller: two-blade wooden propeller

Performances

Top speed: 178 km/h (DAR-8), 190 km/h (DAR-8A)

Cruising speed: 160 km/h

Range: 640 km (DAR-8), 520 km (DAR-8A)

Access: 4,500 m (DAR-8), 6,000 m (DAR-8A).

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