STOL aircraft


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STOL aircraft:

see short takeoff and landing aircraftshort takeoff and landing aircraft
(STOL), heavier-than-air craft, capable of rising from and descending to the ground with only a short length of runway, but incapable of doing so vertically. The precise definition of an STOL aircraft has not been universally agreed upon.
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STOL aircraft

[′stōl ‚er·kraft]
(aerospace engineering)
Heavier-than-air craft that cannot take off and land vertically, but can operate within areas substantially more confined than those normally required by aircraft of the same size. Derived from short takeoff and landing aircraft.
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The CompAir 7SL is a seven-seat stol aircraft with a 490 kW, Czech-built, Walter M601E turboprop, replacing the 200 kW piston engine of the baseline CompAir 7.
the Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Air Force, respectively, and had opposed the VSTOL LIT course, promoting a new STOL aircraft to replace the C-130.
Another feature that STOL aircraft have in common is that they are high wing planes.
Although the concept has not been seriously pursued in series production, it is perhaps worth mentioning three innovative jet-powered STOL aircraft types.
With the exception of the JATO systems (Jet-Assisted Take-Off) - in which case the "L" of STOL is dropped - there are at present two other ways of shortening the take-off distance of STOL aircraft over and above those mentioned earlier.
Nowadays, however, industry is in a position to offer helicopters with a decent payload that can not only offload men and equipment more rapidly than STOL aircraft (they only remain stationary on the ground for a very short time and can take off immediately) but that can deliver them to totally inaccessible places, equally inaccessible, one presumes, to the enemy.
Here the STOL aircraft can profit from its flying qualities and relatively low cost to overcome these disadvantages.
Totally unknown a few years ago as an aircraft manufacturer, Bromon Aircraft of Las Vegas has embarked on the ambitious project of developing a new STOL aircraft from scratch.
The Spanish firm's first practical "home-made" development was the 212 Aviocar STOL aircraft, which was followed by the C-101.
The DHC-6 STOL aircraft has been sold to the tune of 825 units all over the world, including the People's Republic of China.