The Ayres Thrush, formerly the Snow S-2, the Aero Commander Ag Commander and the Rockwell Thrush Commander, is an American low-wing agricultural aircraft produced by Ayres Corporation and more recently by Thrush Aircraft. It is one of the most successful and long-lived agricultural application aircraft types in the world, with almost 2,000 sold since the first example flew 56 years ago. Typical of agricultural aircraft, it is a single-seat monoplane of conventional taildragger configuration. Originally powered by a radial piston engine, most examples produced since the 1980s have been turboprop-powered.
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... General characteristics Crew 1 Payload 400 US Gal (1,514 L) Length 29 ft 2 in (8.89 m) Wingspan 44 ft 4 in (13.51 m) Height 9 ft 2 in (2.79 m) Wing area 326.6 sq ft (30.34 m²) Empty weight 3,700 lb (1,678 kg) Max ... takeoff weight 6,900 lb (3,130 kg) Powerplant 1 × Pratt Whitney R-1340 Wasp 9-cylinder air-cooled radial engine, 600 hp (448 kW) Propellers Hamilton-Standard 12D40 2-blade metal constant speed propeller propeller, 1 per engine Performance Maximum speed 140 mph (122 knots, 225 km/h) Cruise speed 124 mph (108 knots, 200 km/h) (70% power) Stall speed 66 mph (57.5 knots, 107 km/h) flaps down Ferry range 403 mi (350 nmi, 648 km) Service ceiling 15,000 ft (4,575 m) Rate of climb 900 ft/min (4.6 m/s) ...
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