The Fokker F.XX was 54.8 ft (16.7 m) long and had a span of 84.3 ft (25.7 m). The aircraft weighed 11, 795 lb (5,350 kg) empty and 19,510 lb (8,850 kg) loaded. Range with full fuel was 1,056 mi (1,700 km), and range with full payload was 400 mi (645 km). The aircraft’s service ceiling was 21,650 ft (6,600 m). Maximum speed of the F.XX was 190 mph (305 km/h), and cruise speed was 155 mph (250 km/h). The F.XX carried the Dutch registration PH-AIZ and made its first flight on June 3, 1933, piloted by Emil Meineche. For this first flight, the engine cowlings were omitted and the undercarriage was not retracted. During a test on June 29, 1933, it was found that heavy aileron vibration occurred as speed was increased. This phenomenon was solved by adding 70 lb (32 kg) of balance weights to the ailerons. Flight testing resumed on August 11, 1933.

johnbr, Nov 30, 2012
    There are no comments to display.
  • Album:
    Aircraft 20's +30'
    Uploaded By:
    Nov 30, 2012
    View Count:
    Comment Count: