Friday, March 13, 2009
MEYERS “LITTLE TOOT”
|STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 1,230. Empty wt. 914. Fuel capacity 18. Wingspan 19'. Length 16'6". Engine 160 hp. |
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 200. Cruise mph 125. Stall mph 55. Climb rate 2,500. Takeoff run 300. Landing roll 300. Range 250.
George Meyers’ “Little Toot” has long been one of the nation’s most popular homebuilt sport biplanes. It is constructed with a sheet-metal-covered steel-tube cockpit section and monocoque sheet-metal rear fuselage. The Little Toot uses two-spar wooden wings covered with fabric. The original was fitted with a Continental 90-hp engine, but the airplane is capable of housing engines up to 200 hp. The Little Toot has an eight-degree sweepback on the upper wing. The straight lower wing carries wide, almost full-span ailerons that give the ship an unusually high roll rate. A fiberglass engine cowling is available. Plans are marketed by Tommy Meyers.