NICO BRAAS COLLECTION
No. 4327. Praga E.210
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Praga E.211

02/28/2014. The four-seat Praga E.210 tourism and light passenger aircraft made its first flight on February 13, 1937. Testing continue until 1939, during which the aircraft had undergone significant changes. The single-fin tail was replaced by a triple-fin tail, while later the tail wheel landing gear was replaced by a nose wheel landing gear. After the occupation of Czechoslovakia by Germany, the E.210 was used by the Germans as a liaisons aircraft.

After WW II the type was developed into the E.211.

TYPE. Twin-pusher four-seat cabin monoplane.
WINGS. High-wing cantilever monoplane. Wing in one piece. Wood two-spar construction with plywood covering. Slotted ailerons of welded steel-tube with fabric covering. Wooden landing-flaps of Schrenck type between ailerons and engine-mountings.
FUSELAGE. Rectangular structure of welded steel-tube, the nose and cabin portion covered with plywood and the remainder with fabric.
TAIL UNIT. Monoplane type, with twin fins and rudders. Tail-plane and fins of wood with plywood covering. Rudders have wood frames with fabric covering. Elevators have welded steel-tube frames and fabric covering. Trimming-tabs in elevators.
UNDERCARRIAGE. Single-strut cantilever type with oleo-pneumatic shock-absorber units inside fuselage. Praga Elektron wheels and Dunlop brakes. Initially an orientable tail-wheel with compression-rubber springing.
POWER PLANT. Two 85/95 hp Walter Minor I four-cylinder air-cooled inverted in-line engines on welded steel-tube mountings cantilevered from the rear spar and driving pusher airscrews. One common fuel tank in the center portion of the wing. Oil tanks in engine nacelles.
ACCOMMODATION. Enclosed cabin for four seated in two pairs, with dual controls to the front seats. Large baggage compartment behind cabin, with access from within.

Created June 15, 2005