Friday, April 16, 2010
SHEFFIELD “SKEETER X-1”
|STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 730. Empty wt. 500. Fuel capacity 5.5. Wingspan 22'. Length 13'6".
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 85. Cruise mph 75. Stall mph 42. Climb rate 600. Takeoff run 600. Landing 600. Range 160.
The Skeeter is a lightweight sporting plane featuring a single seat and a single strut-braced wing mounted in parasol fashion. The wing is constructed from wooden spars and fabric covering with the exception of the leading edge, which is covered with metal. The fuselage is constructed from a steel-tube frame that is paneled with either wood or metal in the cockpit area only. The airframe is not covered aft of the cockpit. Power is supplied by Volkswagen engines rated from 50 to 72 hp.