Wednesday, June 30, 2010

TURNER T-40A



STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 1,500. Empty wt. 950.Fuel capacity 20. Wingspan 24'11". Length 19'5".
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 170. Cruise mph 150. Stall mph 56. Climb rate 1,600. Takeoff run 865. Landing roll 760. Range 520.

The T-40 was so successful that it collected 18 awards and convinced Turner that the only thing wrong with it was that nobody could ride along to enjoy the reading on the airspeed indicator; thus, he created the T-40A. It is a two-place version of the predecessor. Turner simply divided the entire fuselage of the T-40 down the middle and increased the cabin width from 24 to 40 inches. Flight tests showed that the 85-hp engine would still deliver 163 mph top speed with a fuselage nearly twice as wide as before and with considerably more airframe weight. Both Turners feature folding wings.




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