Wednesday, July 1, 2009
AEROSPORT “WOODY’S PUSHER”
|STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 1,150. Empty wt. 630. Fuel capacity 12. Wingspan 29'. Length 20'5".
Top mph 98. Cruise mph 87. Stall mph 45. Climb rate 600. Takeoff run 300. Landing roll 400. Range 190.
The Woody’s Pusher was designed by H.L. Woods, a former engineer at Bensen Aircraft Corp. He later founded Aerosport, Inc. to continue to market his plans and kits. The Woody’s Pusher is a tandem two-seater with a parasol-mounted wing. The engine, which may range in power from 65 to 85 hp, is carried on top of the wing in a pusher fashion and turns a wooden fixed blade prop. Originally, the Pusher was designed with a fuselage of wood covered with plywood and fabric. Later models of the lightweight open-cockpit plane feature a steel-tube fabric-covered fuselage and metal leading edges on its wood-and-fabric wing assemblies. The landing gear is conventional. Kits are no longer available.