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Introducing the Tecnam P2008: Carbon Fiber Meets Metal With Innovation, Style and Advanced Technology

Carbon fiber meets metal with innovation, style and advanced technology to create a new aircraft line by Tecnam.

Several of the many features found on the P2008:

•A carbon fiber fuselage and vertical stabilizer
•A semi-tapered wing
•Increased cabin size
•Large doors
•Excellent visibility
•An exceptionally quiet cabin

The P2008 has metal wings and a metal stabilator. Tecnam chose to keep the metal wing and stabilator structures for
strength, reliability, and ability to flex in flight, providing a more comfortable ride.

To produce the desired increase in cabin width and greater aerodynamic efficiency, Tecnam chose carbon fiber.

The decision to utilize both materials was for the optimization of aerodynamic qualities, flight characteristics, and reliability.

Tecnam was able to utilize the expertise from its acquisition of Tecnam Spain. This addition allows Tecnam to make decisions based on design and structural integrity rather than purely the cost of production.

The wing is based on the well known NACA63A airfoil, and through partial tapering, it is brought close to the optimal lift distribution (elliptical). The single-slot flaps extend along much of the wing span. The Frise type aileron along with the taper design provide a high rate of roll.

The all movable type (stabilator) horizontal tail, traditional on all Tecnam aircraft, allows excellent controllability and excellent “hands off” longitudinal stability.

The nose gear is free castering and consists of a tubular steel leg connected to the lower engine mount attachments, and is braced by a rubber shock absorber. All of the landing gear is faired to minimize drag. Ground steering is by differential braking.

The P2008 has high fuel capacity (2x55 lt); and the fuel tanks are installed in the wing box, behind the main spar, to preserve their integrity in case of a crash landing and to minimize fire potential.

The cabin width allows a large instrument panel size. It is modular design and permits to fit the most complete instrumentation, analog or digital.

The Tecnam P2008 will be available in LSA, ULM, PtF and coming ELA1 categories.


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