General Description The sleek and beautiful lines of the single engine Tecnam P2008 incorporate a level of comfort, quality and efficiency that have made it the ideal touring aircraft. With its carbon-fiber fuselage, metals wings and stabilator, the Tecnam P2008 has a vast number of advantages over traditional aircraft. This combination of both composite material and metal has resulted in a more fuel efficient, cost effective, quieter and environmentally friendly aircraft. The single engine Tecnam P2008’s versatility and ease of use has established it as both the aircraft of choice for Flight Training Organizations worldwide as well as recreational flyers alike.
Construction The P2008 has metal wings and a metal stabilator. Tecnam chose metal wings and stabilator structures for strength, reliability, and ability to flex in flight providing a more comfortable ride. To produce the desired increase in cabin width and greater aerodynamic efficiency, Tecnam chose carbon fiber. The decision to utilize both materials
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was for the optimization of aerodynamic qualities, flight characteristics, and reliability. This addition allows Tecnam to make decisions to be based on design and structural integrity rather than purely on the cost of production. The wing is based on the well-known NACA63A airfoil, and through partial tapering, it is brought close to the optimal lift distribution (elliptical). The Single-slot flaps extend along much of the wing span. The Frise type aileron along with the taper design provides a high rate of roll. The all movable type (stabilator) horizontal tail, traditional on Tecnam aircraft, allows excellent controllability and excellent “hands off” longitudinal stability.
Landing Gear The main springleaf landing gear, including wheels, tires and fairings, are the same as all of the other non-retractable Tecnam models. This design has withstood the test of time and extensive use in flight training environments. The newly designed nose gear is free castoring and consists of a tubular steel leg, connected to the lower engine mount attachments and is braced by
an oleo pneumatic shock absorber that provides excellent ground load absorption. A steerable nose wheel is also available. All of the landing gear is faired to minimize drag. Ground steering is by differential braking.
Certification The Tecnam P2008 is delivered in full compliance with the requirements of US LSA ASTM F2245