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WMI Cheyenne II (2 aircraft)
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
Varies, contact WMI for scheduling
REQUEST PROCEDURE
Contact Patrick Sweeney, President, Weather Modification, Inc.
Airborne Platforms
Two Piper Cheyenne II twin turboprops equipped for atmospheric research and cloud seeding N234K and N233PS
CONTACT
Hans Ahlness
Weather Modification, Inc.
3802 20th St N Fargo, ND 58102
701-235-5500
hans@weathermod.com
www.weathermod.com
SECONDARY CONTACT
Bruce Boe
Weather Modification, Inc.
3802 20th St N Fargo, ND 58102
701-673-3354
bboe@weathermod.com
www.weathermod.com
SPECIFICATIONS
Aircraft TypePiper PA31T Cheyenne II
Payloadvaries
Range1100 nm
Ceiling31,000 ft
Endurance4 - 5 hrs
Capabilitynot RVSM
Airspeed Range130 - 220 kts
Runway Requirements2500 ft minimum
Max Takeoff Weight9,000 lbs
Max Fuel Weight2,559 lbs
Flight Crew1 pilot
Number of Seats1-4
Airworthiness Certificatemultiple
Typical Usescloud physics, aerosols, cloud seeding
Data SystemSEA M300
Special Field Support Needs
Research Power100 amps 28VDC
Cabin Environmentpressurized, heated/cooled
Rack Space Available1 or 2 standard 19" racks, contact WMI
Available Inletsone inlet on top of fuselage, can be deiced. we have run inlets through the belly also
Available Apertures
Available Hard Pointspylons under each wing, each pylon can carry 1 PMS can. additional probe mounts on fuselage
External Pods
Standard InstrumentsDMT/KING LWC, Rosemount temp, Edgetech dewpoint, Setra transducers, CCP, PCASP, AIMMS 20
Training Requirements
Communicationsaircraft VHF, satphone voice/data
Available InstrumentsFSSP, 2D-C, 2D-P, CAPS, 1D-C, CCNC, CN, IN, CO, O3, SO2, NO/NOX
Other Systemswing and fuselage mounted cloud seeding flare racks can be mounted for seeding experiments
User Support
REFERENCES
These aircraft have been used on various projects in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Contact WMI for more information.
REMARKS
WMI is always open to new ideas and has the ability to make modifications to the aircraft for new equipment.
UPDATED ON
22 Oct 2009 16:59