Bellanca CH-300 Pacemaker / 2021 12 04 /

The Bellanca CH-300 Pacemaker was a six-seat utility aircraft, built primarily in the US in the 1920s and 1930s. Manufacturer – Bellanca. It was a development of the Bellanca CH-200, fitted with a more powerful engine and, like the CH-200, soon became renowned for its long-distance endurance. Number build – 35.
On July 15, 1933 6:24 AM two Lithuanian pilots Steponas Darius and Stasys Girėnas flying a heavily modified CH-300 named “Lituanica” lifted off from Floyd Bennet Field to attempt a non stop transatlantic flight. They successfully crossed the Atlantic, however crashed in the forest near Pszczelnik, Poland. Flying replica of the plane is on display in Lithuanian Museum of Aviation, the wreckage of the original is kept in Vytautas Magnus War Museum, Kaunas, Lithuania.

Crew / Capacity: 1 pilot / 5 passengers Length: 8.5 m (27 ft 9 in)
Wingspan: 14.1 m (46 ft 4 in) Height: 2.5 m (8 ft 4 in)
Emty weight: 1.032 kg (2,275 lb) Gross weight: 1.847 kg (4,072 lb)
Powerplant: 1 × Wright J-6 radial , 330 hp (246 kW)
Max. speed: 266 km/h (165 mph) Range: 1.086 km (675 mi)

Steponas Darius and Stasys Girėnas, Bellanca CH-300, "Lituanica", on the 10 litas banknote.

Van's Aircraft RV series / 2021 10 07 /

Van's Aircraft, Inc. is an American kit aircraft manufacturer, founded by Richard "Van" VanGrunsven in 1973.
Van's RV series of aircraft, from the single-seat RV-3 to the latest RV-14, are all-aluminum, low-wing monoplanes of monocoque construction. The RV series of airplanes has been extremely successful. In December 2017 the company reported that its 10,000th aircraft had flown, an RV-7 built in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Completion rates currently average about 1.5 per day, making the series the most numerous of all homebuilt aircraft. They feature responsive controls plus good speed and fuel economy.
Now The Van's Aircraft factory is located at Aurora State Airport, Oregon.

UAB Termikas has been assembling RV aircraft for a number of years. They can be ordered and received as a set of parts from which you can build your own aircraft. Of course, skills, tools and a great deal of refinement are required. Many customers choose to be partially involved in the production process, and the most important operations are entrusted to our professionals.
We help to form the order, choose the right set, organize the purchase, customs procedures and delivery.

Crew: 1 Capacity: 1 passenger
Length: 6.20 m (20 ft 4 in) Height: 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Wingspan: 7.6 m (25 ft) Emty weight: 505 kg (1,114 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 816 kg (1,800 lb) Gross weight: 816 kg (1,800 lb)
Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming O-320, Lycoming O-360 or Lycoming IO-390 constant speed or fixed pitch, 160 to 210 hp (120 to 160 kW)
Max. speed: 349 km/h (217 mph) Cruise speed: 333 km/h (207 mph)
Never exceed speed: 370 km/h (230 mph) Stall speed: 82 km/h (51 mph)
Service ceiling: 6.900 m (22.500 ft) Rate of climb: 9.7 m/s (1.900 ft/min)
Range: 1.231 km (765 mi) Wing loading: 72 kg/m2 (14.8 lb/ft2)

Piper L-4 Grasshopper ( Civil version J-3 ) / 2021 09 05 /

We have completed the repair of the Piper L-4 Grasshopper (Civil version J-3), manufactured in 1942.

In 1929 in the United States, as the economic crisis erupted, engineers and manufacturers joined forces to continue production but at lower cost. In the field of aviation, engineer Clarence G. Taylor imagined a light and economic tourism plane, which structure was essentially made out of wood. The first flight of the prototype took place in September 1930: concluding, the model was adopted and baptized “Taylor Cub”.
In December 1930, businessman William T. Piper bought the Taylor company, without questioning the production of the small monoplane. Real commercial success, the “Cub” was renamed “Piper J-3”: in 1938, while its unit price was just over $ 1,000, it had already sold 700 copies.
The Piper J-3 Cub was vastly popular as a civilian trainer and sport plane before the U.S. Army Air Corps selected the aircraft for evaluation as an artillery spotter/director platform. Military versions of the Piper Cub were known as the L-4 Grasshopper, for its ability to fly out of small spaces.
The “Piper L-4” was engaged in all theaters of operations of the US Army during the Second World War. On June 6, 1944, it was engaged to correct the shots of the Allied Navy. Throughout the battle of Normandy, it continued to inform Allied gunners while participating in the transport of authorities. Particularly lightweight, it was capable of taking off over a very short distance . Used by the British as well, the Piper L-4 was also equipped with improvised supports or allowed the carrying of anti-tank rocket launchers.
After the Second World War, the aircraft was used by the Americans during the Korean War, which could also evacuate casualties. France also used Piper L-4 during the Algerian war, until 1953. Today, the “Grasshopper” is a vintage aircraft that regularly participates in the commemorations of the battles of the Second World War.
Total number of copies built: 20 038 (from 1938 to 1947).

Crew: 2 Ceiling: 2835 m
Length: 6.71 m Height: 2.03 m
Wingspan: 10.74 m Unloaded weight: 331 kg
Maximum speed: 137 km/ h Operational range: 306 m
Powerplant: 1 x Continental O-170-3 four-cylinder flat engine developing 65 horsepower

Back to work with new projects after holiday / 2021 08 22 /

Week before summer holiday / 2021.07.22 /

YAK aircraft & RED A03 V-12 Diesel / 2021 07 05 /

On March 9, 2009 "Termikas" has signed an agreement with the German company "RED aircraft GmbH" ( Raikhlin engines development ) to modify the Yak-52 aircraft by replacing the standard engine M-14P ( 360HP ) with a new RED A03 V-12 Diesel ( 500 hp ) engine and to additionally install hydraulic and electrical systems.
We performed fuselage and aircraft systems modifications. Company "RED" installed its diesel engine and assembled engine control and monitoring equipment.
With the participation of specialists from both companies, the aircraft was finally assembled and tested in Adenau, Germany. Test pilot - Antanas Marčiukaitis.
In 2010, the aircraft was presented at the largest European aviation exhibition in Friedrichshafen.

Today we present the 4-seater Yak-18T aircraft. "Termikas" and the project engineer Jonas Janušauskas modified and prepared the aircraft for the installation of the RED A03 V-12 Diesel (500 hp) engine. The engine was installed at the company's "RED" base in Adenau, Germany. Test flights were conducted there. At the end of July, the aircraft was registered in the Lithuanian register LY-BID and flew to our airfield. Test pilot – Žilvinas Lidžius.

"Termikas" will now do some work on modifications, testing and aircraft appearance.

We are looking forward to the visit of "RED" representatives soon.
Together with colleagues from "RED", we will tell you more about this project later on.

Cessna 180 / 2021.06.23 /

2021.01.24 we introduced the Cessna 180 ( you can read about it here ).
Cessna 180 was chosen by Geraldine Mock, the first woman pilot to successfully fly around the world in 1964.
Last weekend our repaired Cessna 180 flew home to Sweden.

June / 2021.06.06 /

Starting summer with some new projects

Service group / 2021.05.12 /

Pictures from our service group in Germany / pict. Vidas Tamošiunas /

Service group / 2021.03.17 /

Pictures from our service group in Italy and Germany / pict. Vidas Tamošiunas /

Spring / 2021.03.01 /

Saying farewell to Piper PA-28-181 Archer II

Snowy winter / 2021.02.14 /

Cessna 180 / 2021.01.24 /

The Cessna 180 is a four- or six-seat, fixed conventional gear general aviation airplane which was produced between 1953 and 1981. Though the design is no longer in production, some of these aircraft are still in use as personal aircraft.

The prototype Cessna 180, N41697, first flew on May 26, 1952. Cessna engineering test pilot William D. Thompson was at the controls.

The airframe of the Cessna 180 is all-metal, constructed of aluminum alloy. The fuselage is a semi-monocoque structure, with exterior skin sheets riveted to formers and longerons. The strut-braced wings, likewise, are constructed of exterior skin sheets riveted to spars and ribs. The landing gear is in a conventional arrangement, with main gear legs made of spring steel, and a steerable tailwheel mounted on a hollow tapered steel tube.

The Cessna 180 gained recognition as the aircraft chosen by Geraldine Mock, the first woman pilot to successfully fly around the world. The flight was made in 1964 with her 1953 model, the Spirit of Columbus (N1538C). It is currently on display at the National Air and Space Museum US

Crew: 1 Capacity: 5
Length:  7.85 m ( 25 ft 9 in ) Height: 2.36 m ( 7 ft 9 in )
Wingspan: 10.92 m ( 35 ft 10 in ) Empty weight: 771 kg ( 1.700 lb )
Wing area: 16.2 m2 ( 174 sq ft ) Gross weight: 1.270 kg ( 2.800 lb )
Propellers: 2-bladed constant speed, 2.08 m ( 6 ft 10 in ) diameter
Powerplant: 1 × Continental O-470-U , 230 hp (170 kW)
Max. speed: 274 km/h ( 170 mph, 148 kn )
Cruise speed: 263 km/h ( 163 mph, 142 kn )
Stall speed: 89 km/h ( 55 mph, 48 kn )
Range: 1.650 km ( 1.020 mi, 890 nmi )
Service ceiling: 5.400 m ( 17.700 ft )
Rate of climb: 5.6 m/s ( 1.100 ft/min ) 
Wing loading: 79 kg/m2 ( 16.1 lb/sq ft )