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SOCATA GY.80 Horizon

 

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In 1960 the GY-80 Horizon 180hp tourer appeared. This single-engined machine won the Cannes International Grand Prix in 1966, beating the highest performance twins of the time by covering in 23 h of flight a distance of 3443 mile at 152 mph average (5540 km at 245 kph). The Horizon had a run of 270 in France, Aerospatiale having ac-quired the production licence, but its succes-sor the GY-100 in 1969 was never produced commercially.

 

One of SOCATA’s first products was the four-seat GY.80 Horizon under licence. The type first flew in July 1960 and is of all-metal construction with standard low-wing monoplane configuration and full span Fowler-type flaps and Frise-type ailerons. All three tricycle landing gear units retract to the rear and leave their wheels partially exposed.
 
 SOCATA-GY80-01
 
The GY-80 was built in four basic versions. Standard versions have 160 hp or 180 hp engine and fixed pitch propeller. A constant speed propeller was available optionally with either engine.

 

The first 75 aircraft have the 119-kW (160 hp) O-320-D engine driving a fixed-pitch two-blade wooden propeller, later aircraft having more power and a constant speed three-blade propeller. Production of 260 aircraft last to 1969.

GY.80-150

GY.80-180 Horizon
Engine: l x Avco Lycoming O-360-A, 134kW (180hp).
Span: 9.70m (31 ft 9.75in).
Length: 6.64m (21ft9.5in).
Max T/O weight: 1150kg (2,535lb).
Max speed: 155 mph at sea level.
Operational range: 777 miles.

 

SOCATA GY-80 Horizon
Engine: Lycoming O-320-D, 160 hp
Prop: fixed pitch
Wing span: 31 ft 10 in / 9.70 m
Length: 21 ft 9.5 in / 6.64 m
Cabin length: 7 ft 2.5 in / 2.20 m
Cabin width: 3 ft 7 in / 1.10 m
Cabin height: 4 ft 1 in / 1.25 m
Empty weight equipped: 1334 lb / 605 kg
MTOW: 2315 lb / 1050 kg
Max cruise 75% 8200ft / 2500m: 124 kt / 143 mph / 230 kph
ROC SL: 660 fpm / 201 m/min
Service ceiling: 13,450 ft / 4100 m
Range 44 ImpGal / 200 lt fuel: 512 nm / 590 mi / 950 km
Seats: 4
Baggage capacity: 88 lb / 40 kg
 
SOCATA GY-80 Horizon
Engine: Lycoming O-360-A, 180 hp
Prop: fixed pitch
Wing span: 31 ft 10 in / 9.70 m
Length: 21 ft 9.5 in / 6.64 m
Cabin length: 7 ft 2.5 in / 2.20 m
Cabin width: 3 ft 7 in / 1.10 m
Cabin height: 4 ft 1 in / 1.25 m
Empty weight equipped: 1360 lb / 617 kg
MTOW: 2535 lb / 1150 kg
Max cruise 75% 8200ft / 2500m: 130 kt / 150 mph / 240 kph
ROC SL: 850 fpm / 258 m/min
Service ceiling: 14,800 ft / 4500 m
Range 44 ImpGal / 200 lt fuel: 674 nm / 777 mi / 1250 km
Seats: 4
Baggage capacity: 88 lb / 40 kg
 
 SOCATA-GY80
SOCATA GY-80 Horizon
 
 
 

 

 


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