LAD Mita 3 Kai 1

Année du premier vol
(ou de design, si seul projet)
Pays Japon
Designer(s) MIYAHARA, Asahi
Premier constructeur Light Aircraft Development Co. (L.A.D.)
Type d'appareil Planeur
Fonction Performance

Envergure 16 m
Longueur 7.77 m
Hauteur 1.28 m
Surface alaire15.87 m2
Profil aileNACA 63-3-618
Masse à vide300 kg
Masse maxi450 kg
Charge alaire28.4 kg/m2
Vitesse mini--
Vitesse maxi190 km/h
Finesse maxi30 à 82 km/h
Taux de chute mini0.72 m/s à 76 km/h
Nb sièges2

[Photo d'origine inconnue]
[Sailplanes 1965-2000, SIMONS 2005]


Light Aircraft Development Co. (L.A.D.)
37 avaient été construits en janvier 1979, incluant ceux de Tainan

Nombre total de constructions37
Infos techniquesImproved version of the original Mita 3 (1962), including a larger cockpit with a raised rear instructor's seat.
The Mita 3 is of mixed steel and wood construction, largely covered with plywood and fabric. The shoulder wing is in three pieces, with an unswept, straight leading edge and a centre panel of constant chord; the outer panels are straight tapered. All panels are built around plywood covered single box spars. The Mita designer, Asahi Miyahara, chose a NACA series 6 airfoil, popular at the time, which aimed to optimise laminar flow. The ailerons and the rear wing surfaces are fabric covered and the outer panels are demountable for transportation, the joints covered with aluminium fairings. The wing tips are glass-plastic mouldings. Schempp-Hirth airbrakes, located near mid-chord at the ends of the centre section, extend both above and below the wings.
The fuselage of the Mita 3 is steel framed with wooden stringers, polygonal in cross-section and fabric covered apart from a glass reinforced plastic (GRP) nose cone and a short GRP dorsal fairing behind the cockpit. The rear of the single piece, starboard side hinged canopy rises upwards above the rear fuselage line, allowing the instructor to be placed above the pupil pilot in the front seat, with an upper and two small side transparencies to assist his view. The fuselage tapers gently rearwards to the straight tapered tail surfaces; the tailplane is mounted on the top of the fuselage and is, like the wing, a ply box structure with fabric covering aft and carrying fabric covered elevators with a cut out for rudder movement. The fin is similarly plywood skinned, with a small GRP fillet; the rudder, which extends to the keel, is fabric covered, mass balanced and has a GRP tip. The Mita 3 lands on a fixed, rubber sprung monowheel undercarriage and a fixed tailskid.
Histoire résuméeThe Mita 3 kai 1 is an improved version of the original Kirigamine Mita 3 (1962), developed and produced (versionth e kai 1) by the Light Aircraft Development Co. (L.A.D.) with production later taken over in turn by the Tainan Industry Co., so that the aircraft is also known as the Tainan Mita 3. The kai 1 first flew in 1966.
Liens personnalités Pas de personnalité associée.
Exemplaires existants
Immatriculé : JA-2091 (En exposition), localisation : Kakamigahara Aerospace & Science Museum, Gifu
Compléments docs


Liens WEBSite : IPFS . Texte + specs. (2018-04-03 CL)
LivresSailplanes 1965-2000
par SIMONS, Martin (2005) [p. 183-185. Texte + photo + plan 3 vues + specs].


Pas de plan ou kit référencé.
Fiche n° 775 [Dernière mise à jour : 2018-04-04]