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Cessna C-208B Grand Caravan
Among the fleet of the Flight Department Oberpfaffenhofen the single-engine turboprop Cessna C-208B is the smallest research aircraft. Equipped with modern avionic systems the aircraft is capable to operate out of shortest runways and under IFR conditions. The aircraft is equipped with an oxygen breathing system for flights above 12.000 ft. For lower altitude up to 20.000 ft atmospheric research and earth observation at low speed the Cessna Caravan is a highly efficient low cost solution.
The Cessna 208B Caravan is a very reliable and robust light aircraft designed for any kind of airwork operation. Its simple and strong mechanical design makes the aircraft ideal for operation out of short and unpaved airstrips.
The aircraft is equipped with a modern avionic system and certified for IFR flights and flights into known icing conditions. 2 generators are providing experimental power and a highly redundant electrical aircraft system.
Due to various modifications on the aircraft structure and aircraft system the DLR Cessna C-208B is a unique multipurpose research aircraft
Precision Navigation System
Computer Controlled Navigation System (CCNS4) and AEROcontrol for Aerial Survey Flight Missions (manufactured by IGI Germany)
Meteo Sensors and Data Acquisition
The DLR Caravan will be equipped with a sensor package for meteorological measurements. The sensors will measure the basic units like temperature, pressure and humidity as well as wind speed and direction. The sensor system is capable of turbulence
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