Nice 90k GIF, is one of several photos at
Lukhovitsky Machine Building Plant
Light two-seat multi-purpose aircraft, designed at 'InterAvia' design bureau.
First flown in 1994. Serial production started (?) in the 1st quarter of 1998, type certificate was(?) issued by
the Aviation Register of the Interstate Aviation Committee of Russia in December 1997. It is designated for:
Air transportation use
Oil, gas and electric power lines surveillance.
Estimated service period is 10,000 flight hours or 20,000 landings during a period of 15 years. Warranty coverage is
I-1L is produced by LMZ plant, part of
USA Textron Lycoming four-cylinder, air cooled, horizontally opposed, O-320-E2A engine and two-blade, fixed-pitch
German "MT-Propeller" MT-180 R125-3D propeller (1.8m diameter) limit use of the aircraft in rural areas with
poor technical support infrastructure (and shortage of non-metric tools!).
As all light aircraft, I-1l has certain shortcoming, well balanced by advantages.
||High performance engine and propeller
||Luck of service and tools in rural areas|
||Good performance on unprepared fields
||Puts certain stress on pilot during taxi, high from the ground cabin floor complicates boarding|
||Simple, easy to operate
||Day time operation only, weather restrictions|
||Very compact, needs minimal hangar
||Minimal comfort for crew and passengers|
||Ventilation and heating systems
||No air conditioning|
||Large for aircraft class, large access hatch
||Hatch is located too high from the ground|