Saturday, August 1, 2009
AMERICAN GHILES AIRCRAFT
|STANDARD DATA: AGA Lafayette Texan Seats 2. Gross wt. 992. Empty wt. 606. Fuel capacity 19. Engine 80-hp Rotax 912S.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 140. Cruise mph 124. Initial climb rate 1180 fpm. Ceiling 10,000. Takeoff distance 490'. Landing distance 460'.
AGA makes a series of carbon fiber high performance kit planes, including the Sportster, Bushplane, Revolution 4S, Stork, Texan and Wallaby. The aircraft often feature carbon composite spars derived directly from competition airplanes, with multiple foam ribs for structural strength. Fuselages are typically carbon monocoque. AGA aircraft come with a variety of options and in quick-built configurations.