|Year (project launched)||1991|
|Power at m||300hp|
|Air cushion||Nelson N-63CP|
|Weights (kg) and loads|
|Takeoff||1700 to 1800|
|Wing Load (kg/m2)||?|
|Power load (kg/hp)||5.03 (takeoff)|
|Max. at 0m||230|
|Max. at 3000m||250 to 270|
|Run Ground/Water (m)|
|Practical (30min reserve)||1000 with normal load|
|On ground level||930 with normal load|
|Ferry||2000 with extra tank|
|Cargo||300 to 500|
|Cabin size LxWxH||?m3|
|Temperature range||-40°C to +40°C|
60,000 takeoff cycles
|Expected cost||300,000 USD|
4-seat general purpose amphibian, designed for off-airdrome operations. Aimed mostly on outdoor travelers and business/service operations, TA-4 may be easily converted into ambulance plane. Air cushion landing gear (tested many times in the USSR, see Po-2, AIR-?, An-?) allows to use any relatively flat surface for takeoff and landing:
TA-4 is a normal high-wing monoplane with T-tail. Pusher engine is installed on the top of the fuselage, right behind the wing. High aspect ratio wing carries flaps and ailerons. For winter operation, aircraft is equipped with de-icing system.
Navigation equipment from Bendix-King allows safe operation over feature-poor terrain and visual takeoff/landing.
In 1990 a single-seat technology demonstrator "Poisk (Search)" was built. It performed more than 100 takeoffs and landings from various surfaces. In 1991 prototype was presented at SLA-91 Ultra-Light Aviation Show at Chernigov. Success of the "Poisk" inspired team to proceed towards final design, but funding was cut in the 1994 and project was frozen.
Recently AKS-Invest enterprise expressed interest in the MiG-TA-4, giving new hope to the project.
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