Dornier DO-27 B-3
SN 392 | Reg. D-EDFL
TTSN 3’620 hrs
4’850 Total Landings
1x Lycoming GO-480-B1A6
TSO 980 hrs
TBO 1400 hrs
Overhauled in 1988, one cylinder replaced 2021.
1x Hartzell HC-82-V20-1B / V101 33D-3
TSO 150 hrs
TBO 1500 hrs; 5 yrs LTA insp. in 2022
Avionics / Radios:
GARMIN GNC 255A VHF COM/NAV 8,33 kHz
FLIGHTCOM 403 6-place intercom
GARMIN GTX 330 Mode S Transponder
ACK A-30 ALT Encoder
Bendix King KG102A Directional Gyro with slaving unit
Bendix King KI252A HSI
Bendix King RMI KI-229
(ADF receiver currently not installed, wiring exists for Becker AD2070)
Aircraft is presently equipped with 4 seats.
A second seat bench is included in the offer to operate the aircraft in a 6-seat configuration (only seat belts subject to replacement).
Being the -B3 version of the Dornier 27, the aircraft features dual controls with one set of brakes on the pilot side.
On the bottom side to the rear of the pilots, there is a large camera hole facing directly downwards for photo missions.
This was used for reconnaissance missions on the military versions of the Dornier 27. Furthermore, it is possible to open the rear doors in flight, making the aircraft perfect for aerial photography as well as parachute dropping.
The Dornier 27s speed range from stall speed (24 kts) to never exceed speed (178 kts) is remarkable and makes it worth to see on airshows.
Its slats and flaperons support the STOL-abilities of the aircraft. Together with its useful load of 600kg, this is a very versatile airplane.
HISTORY & BACKGROUND
Built in 1959, this Dornier 27 (s/n 392) was used as a research platform starting in 1960. Registered as YA+913 and later 56+84, the aircraft was assigned to ESt 61 (Erprobungsstelle) in Oberpfaffenhoffen and later served the German Test- and Research Institute for Aviation and Spaceflight (DFVLR) in Braunschweig. She is still wearing the latter's paint scheme today.
In 1969, the aircraft was equipped with one of the first Fly-By-Wire systems for flight test. During demonstration flights in 1971, NASA-astronaut Neil Armstrong was on board of the aircraft, taking control of the side stick.
In 1994, the meanwhile D-EDFL-registered aircraft was transferred to the flying group of the German Aerospace Center (DLR)
and remained in Braunschweig for another 24 years, being used for glider towing on behalf of the DLR and air-to-air photo missions for various experimental flights.
Since 2018, the aircraft is privately owned. With its appearance on various airshows, it continues to commemorate the aviation achievements of the Dornier 27.