Friday, March 13, 2009

MEAD “ADVENTURE”


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STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 800. Empty wt. 460. Fuel capacity 20. Wingspan 20'. Length 13'. Engine 65- to 85-hp Continental.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 188. Cruise mph 180. Stall mph 57. Climb rate 1,600. Takeoff run 800. Landing roll 700. Range 650.

The Model 100 Adventure’s simplicity of operation is equaled only by its simplicity in construction: a modern higher performance sandwich-composite structure. The materials and working techniques are descendants of Rutan’s VariEze technology. The Adventure is a stunning performer with a combination of high-speed cruise, slow stall speeds, and good climb performance. The general configuration is a single-seat, low mid-wing, tractor-monoplane with fixed tricycle landing gear. The aircraft can be powered by any of the Continental Motors A- or C-series engines of 65 to 85 hp, driving a fixed-pitch wooden propeller. The wing is a two-piece assembly to minimize the space required to build and to facilitate its removal from the fuselage. The fuselage is built from flat sheets of half-inch-thick polystyrene foam and is constructed from the inside out. The canopy is a single-piece free-blown unit.



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