Friday, April 16, 2010

SINDLINGER “HAWKER HURRICANE”



STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 1,375. Empty wt. 984. Fuel capacity 32. Wingspan 25'. Length 19'8". Engine 180-hp Lycoming.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 200. Cruise mph 170. Stall mph 62. Climb rate 1,850. Ceiling 21,000. Takeoff run 490. Landing roll 550. Range 575.

Sindlinger’s 5/8-scale version of the British Hawker Hurricane first flew in 1972. The wings and fuselage are constructed of wood with a fabric covering. The powerplant turns a metal constant-speed prop. A 14-gallon fuel tank is located just aft of the firewall; optional 10-gallon tanks can be built into the wing root. The landing gear is a steerable tailwheel type with the main gear retracting into the wings. The pilot sits under a sliding canopy.




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