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Saturday, May 23rd 2009, 3:33am

Fuerza Aérea de Chile - Training Aircraft

Types Operated:
- ENAER Coati


Thursday, May 28th 2009, 8:07pm


N1E Coati / ENAER Coati Advanced Trainer

General characteristics:
Crew: 2 (trainee pilot + instructor)
Length: 29.5 ft (9m)
Wingspan: 39.4 ft / 12m
Height: 9.8 ft / 3m
Wing area: 226 ft² / 21m²
Empty weight: 4,400 lbs (1,995 kg)
Loaded weight: 5,511 lbs (2,500 kg)
Powerplant:Austral Streiff 900 hp (671 kW) 14-cylinder radial; Bristol Mercury (870hp) radial or Spartan-900 V12 (900hp) are optional choices

Maximum speed: 250 mph / 402 kph (217 knots)
Max Range: 400 mi (644 km)
Service ceiling: 25,000 ft (7,620 m)
Rate of climb: 7.5 ft/s (2.29 m/s)

- 2x.30cal MG (wings) for target training
- underwing smoke bombs for training (can carry up to 150kg underwing stores)

The SN1E Coati is a single-engined, retractable-gear, low-wing monoplane with an enclosed cockpit. The instructor sits behind the pilot trainee. Controls are designed to instruct trainees on the information necessary to fly modern frontline fighters. Two .30cal machine guns are installed in the wings for gunnery practice, and five-pound or ten-pound smoke bombs can be carried in underwing stations. It should be noted that the Coati is not armoured for combat. Civilians can also purchase the Coati, albeit without bomb racks.

A Coati test aircraft has been demonstrated to be capable of carrier landings, and the plane can be fitted with arrestor hooks; this option is being offered under the name Coati-N. Under the 1938 fiscal year budget, the FACh has ordered thirty-six Coatis, while the Armada de Chile Arma Aerea has ordered twelve Coati-N for training purposes. An additional foreign customer is also reportedly interested in the Coati-N.

Production History
- N1E-1: Original advanced trainer with Spartan-900 built by ENAER. (40+ built for the FACh between 1938 and 1940.)
- N1E-2: Streiff-powered variant, twelve built for the FACh in 1938-39.
- N1E-3: Improved advanced trainer built by ENAER and introduced in 1940. (0 built for the FACh to date; 150 ordered by Brazil in 1940 as knock-down kits. 42 kits subcontracted to be built by Fanaero as the N1F-1B. 50 kits built for the Philippines in February 1942)
- OS1E: N1E Coati redesigned to serve as catapultable floatplane scout for naval use. (22 built for the AdCAA between 1938 and 1940; unspecified quantity built for Argentina in 1939; 50 kits built for the Philippines in 1942.)
- SN1E: N1E Coati strengthened and equipped with arrestor gear for carrier training. (18 built for AdCAA; unspecified quantity built for Argentina in 1939, 25 kits built for the Philippines 1942.)
- SN1E-2A: SN1E trainer with OS1E floats and no armament. (25 kits built for the Philippines in 1942.)
- N1F-1B: N1E-3 Coati built by Fanaero as an ENAER subcontractor. (42 built for Brazil in 1940.)


Friday, May 4th 2012, 4:53pm

ENAER Zafiro

General characteristics
Crew: 1
Capacity: 2 passengers
Length: 7.80 m (25 ft 7 in)
Wingspan: 10.60 m (34 ft 9 in)
Height: 2.20 m (7 ft 3 in)
Wing area: 13.6 m² (146 sq ft)
Max takeoff weight: 1,000 kg (2,200 lb)
Powerplant: 1 × Hirth HM 506 6 cylinder air cooled inverted inline engine, 160 hp (119.3 kW)

Maximum speed: 264 km/h (143 knots, 164 mph)
Cruise speed: 235 km/h (127 knots, 146 mph) (econ cruise)
Stall speed: 85 km/h (46 knots, 53 mph)
Range: 942 km (509 nmi, 585 mi)
Service ceiling: 4,600 m (15,100 ft)
Rate of climb: 5.3 m/s (1,050 ft/min)

- December 1940: Development project announced by ENAER and Bucker.
- September 1941: First flight.
- February 1942: Aircraft begins production.