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Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation CA-28 Ceres




The CA-28 agricultural aircraft was designed around components of the wartime Wirraway. It first flew in the southern summer of 1958. Basically a single-seater, it also had a rear-facing seat behind the pilot for ferrying. There was a 40 cu.ft. hopper forward of the pilot. No hydraulic or electrical systems were fitted. The Ceres did have leading edge slats and manually operated flaps.


Fourteen were registered in Australia and five in New Zealand in the early 1960's.


Commonwealth Aircraft CA-28 Ceres C ZK-BZO


Engine: Pratt & Whitney R-1340-AN-1, 600 hp.
Wingspan: 14.30 m / 47 ft 11 in
Length: 9.36 m / 31 ft 9 in
Height: 2.74 m / 9 ft 0 in
Wing area: 29.0 sq.m / 312.15 sq ft
Take-off weight: 3048 kg  / 6720 lb
Empty weight: 1995 kg / 4398 lb
Cruise speed: 179 km/h / 111 mph
Accommodation: 1-2    




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