Tuesday, September 1, 2009

“BIG COOTIE”


STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 750. Empty wt. 467. Fuel capacity 12. Wingspan 18'9". Length 14'.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 140. Cruise mph 120. Stall mph 63. Takeoff run 500. Landing roll 500. Range 300.

The single-place “Powell Racer” is a tail-dragging biplane design constructed of wood, fabric, and tubular metal. Stressed for an engine up to 80 hp, the Big Cootie is usually pulled by a 65- to 80-hp Lycoming engine.



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