Friday, May 21, 2010

TAYLOR “TITCH”



STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 745. Empty wt. 500. Fuel capacity 10. Wingspan 18'9". Length 16'2".
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 170. Cruise mph 155. Stall mph 53. Climb rate 1,100. Takeoff run 140. Landing roll 120. Range 380.

The Taylor Titch has a reputation as a pleasant-tofly aerobatic plane. Stall occurs at a very high angle of attack, and the airplane recovers straight forward with no wing drop and a height loss of only 50 feet. This single-place monoplane features all-wood wings with plywood and fabric covering. Its fuselage is also an allwood structure that includes a double-curvature plywood covering and aluminum cockpit side panels. When the low-powered Taylor Monoplane became known in the United States, requests were made for permission to fit larger engines than the design permitted. This led to the introduction of the Titch (English for anything small). The Titch is stressed for any engine from 40 to 90 hp, the only provision being a reposition of the engine bulkhead for engines with 65 hp or more. This allows for the use of VW, Lycoming, or Continental
powerplants.



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