Friday, May 21, 2010

STEPHENS “AKRO”



STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 1,100. Empty wt. 830. Fuel capacity 21. Wingspan 24'4". Length 19'. Engine 180-hp Lycoming.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 192. Cruise mph 175. Stall mph 54. Climb rate 2,100. Ceiling 22,000. Takeoff run 400. Landing roll
900. Range 375.

The Akro was designed to meet the requirements of unlimited aerobatic competition. It is stressed to +12Gs and -11Gs. The Akro’s wing is a one-piece all wood structure with two spars, and its fuselage is a fabric-covered steel-tube frame. Seating is for one under a sliding bubble canopy. The Model B fuel and oil systems are designed for inverted flight. The Akro is one of the most popular aerobatic ships in the monoplane class. All control surfaces are fully static balanced. Plans for the Akro are no longer available.



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