Friday, March 13, 2009


STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 900. Empty wt. 600. Fuel capacity 16. Wingspan 24'9". Length 17'9". PERFORMANCE: Top mph 120. Cruise mph 105. Stall mph 55. Climb rate 2,000. Takeoff run 200. Range 350.

The Osprey is a tiny single-place flying boat. It is built from fir and pine; the vertical fin is an integral part of the structure. The hull is skinned with mahogany plywood and fiberglass. The steel-tube pylon mount for the engine is bolted to the wing center section. A simple wing-folding mechanism holds the wings in position with the same steel pin that locks them in the extended position. Power is provided by a 90-hp Continental.


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