The Druine D.5 Turbi was a light aircraft designed in France in the 1950s for home building. It was a low-wing cantilever monoplane with fixed tailskid undercarriage. The pilot and a single passenger sat in tandem, open cockpits. Essentially a scaled-up version of the Druine Turbulent design, the Turbi shared that aircraft's wooden construction. Again, like its predecessor, it was intended to be able to be powered by a variety of air-cooled engines.
|Druine Turbi at the Shuttleworth Collection|
|First flight||c. 1953|
Specifications (Druine D.5 Turbi)
- Crew: one
- Capacity: one passenger
- Length: 6.86 m (22 ft 6 in)
- Wingspan: 8.70 m (28 ft 7 in)
- Wing area: 13.50 m2 (145.3 sq ft)
- Empty weight: 280 kg (617 lb)
- Gross weight: 495 kg (1,091 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Beaussier air-cooled 4-cylinder engine, 34 kW (45 hp)
- Maximum speed: 155 km/h (96 mph, 84 kn)
- Cruise speed: 120 km/h (75 mph, 65 kn)
- Range: 640 km (400 mi, 350 nmi)
- Rate of climb: 2.50 m/s (492 ft/min)
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