Tuesday, December 16, 2008
|STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 1,845. Empty wt. 1,185. Fuel capacity 30. Wingspan 27'. Length 21'7". Engine 160-hp Lycoming.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 142. Cruise mph 127. Stall mph 47. Climb rate 1,500. Takeoff distance (50) 790. Landing distance (50') 850. Range 380.
The D-201 Sportwing is a completely redesigned version of the Senior Aero Sport. Of special interest is the attention that was given to reducing the cost and complexity of building the airplane without sacrificing the safety aspects of the previous models. The fuselage is a conventional steel-tube structure with aluminum alloy panels used for covering forward of the cockpit and fabric used aft of the cockpit. The wings are the conventionally braced biplane type with long-span ailerons on the lower wings. Power is supplied by Lycoming engines ranging from 150 to 200 hp; the most common powerplant is the 160-hp Lycoming. Seating is in tandem fashion with a canopy as an option.