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|FA-200 Aero Subaru
||Civil light aircraft
||1968 - 1986
The Fuji FA-200 Aero Subaru is a single-engine piston-powered airplane built by Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd. of Japan.
Design and development
Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd. began development of a four-seat light aeroplane, the Fuji FA-200 Aero Subaru in 1964, the first prototype flying on 12 August 1965 . It is a low-wing all-metal aircraft, fitted with a fixed nosewheel undercarriage and a sliding canopy. It was first certified in Japan on 6 July 1966, with certification in the United States occurring on 26 September 1967 .
Production started in March 1968, continuing until 1986, with a total of 275 built .
- Initial version, powered by 160 hp Lycoming O-320 engine and fixed-pitch propeller.
- More powerful development - 180 hp Lycoming IO-360 engine and constant-speed propeller.
- Powered by 180 hp Lycoming IO-320 engine and fitted with fixed pitch propellor.
- Experimental short take off and landing (STOL) version, developed by Japan's National Aerospace Laboratory fitted with Boundary layer control system.
Data from Jane's All the World's Aircraft, 1976-1977
- Crew: One
- Capacity: Three
- Length: 8.17 m (26 ft 9½ in)
- Wingspan: 9.42 m (30 ft 11 in)
- Height: 2.59 m (8 ft 6 in)
- Wing area: 14.0 m² (151 ft²)
- Empty weight: 650 kg (1,433 lb)
- Max takeoff weight: 1,150 kg (2,535 lb)
- Powerplant: 1× Avco Lycoming IO-360 four cylinder horizontally opposed piston engine, 134 kW (180 hp)
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Published - July 2009