The Grob Strato 2C was a German experimental high altitude research aircraft. Powered by two turbocharged piston engines and featuring an extremely long span wing of composite construction, one aircraft was built in the 1990s, but was abandoned despite setting a world altitude record for piston engined aircraft on its last flight.
| ENGINE||2 x 300kW Teledyne Continental TSIOL-555 piston engines|
| Take-off weight||13350 kg||29432 lb|
| Empty weight||6650 kg||14661 lb|
| Wingspan||56,50 m||184 ft 9 in|
| Length||23,97 m||75 ft 6 in|
| Height||7,76 m||23 ft 12 in|
| Wing area||145,.00 m2||1560.77 sq ft|
| Cruise speed||520 km/h||323 mph|
| Ceiling||26000 m||85300 ft|
| Range||18100 km||11247 miles|
The largest diameter propellor was used (according to the guinnes book of records) by a
Linke-Hofmann R II
roughly 22ft diameter two blade props..
Does this aircraft hold the world record for worlds largest diameter propellors.? Wikipedia references list the props as 5-blade19ft-8in driven by the 300kw recips. These are larger than the Convair B-36 3-blade props of 19ft dia. driven by 3000kw R4360s.
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