Wednesday, July 1, 2009

BAKENG “DUCE”



STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 1,500. Empty wt. 898. Fuel capacity 28. Wingspan 30'4". Length 20'9". Engine 120-hp Lycoming.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 145. Cruise mph 105. Stall mph 36. Climb rate 2,000. Ceiling 17,000. Takeoff run 150. Landing roll 150. Range 300.

The high-performance parasol-wing homebuilt received the “Outstanding New Design” and “Design Improvement” awards from the EAA in 1971. The V-strut braced wing utilizes both metal and spruce construction and is covered with fabric. The fuselage is also fabric covered but is built from steel tubes. The landing gear is the conventional tailwheel type, and the two seats are arranged in tandem fashion. Bakeng has also designed a biplane version of the Duce, called the Double Duce. Horizontally opposed and radial engines can be used.



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