Wednesday, June 30, 2010
|STANDARD DATA: (Classic) Gross wt. 1,250. Empty wt. 640. Fuel capacity 26. Wingspan 29'4". Length 18'9". Engine 65- to 100-hp Continental.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 105. Cruise mph 95. Stall mph 45. Climb rate 625.
The Wag-A-Bond can be built in either of two versions, the Classic (performance figures above) or the Traveler. The Classic is a replica of the Piper PA-15 Vagabond, and the Traveler is a modified and updated version of the Vagabond with port and starboard doors, overhead skylight window, extended sleeping deck, extended baggage area, and provisions for engines up to 115 hp. The wings are strut-braced, high-wing, and all-wood structures covered with fabric. The spar and ribs are spruce with mahogany plywood gussets. The ailerons are fabric-covered aluminum. The fuselage is welded steel-tube. With a 108-hp Lycoming, the Traveler has a top speed of 122 mph, a cruise speed of 115 mph, and a climb rate of 850 fpm.