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Arado L II

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arado_L_II

L II
Role Sports plane
Manufacturer Arado
Designed by Walter Rethel
First flight 1929
Number built 5

The Arado L II was a two-seat, high-wing sporting monoplane built in Germany in 1929. A revised version, the L IIa flew the following year and four examples took part in the Europa Rundflug that year, but none received places and one crashed early in the race. Two of the same aircraft competed in the Deutschlandflug in 1931.

Specifications (L IIa)

General characteristics

  • Crew: one pilot
  • Capacity: 1 passenger
  • Length: 6.72 m (22 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 11.00 m (36 ft 1 in)
  • Height: 2.30 m (7 ft 7 in)
  • Wing area: 17.0 m² (183 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 415 kg (915 lb)
  • Gross weight: 700 kg (1,540 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Argus As 8R, 60 kW (80 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 160 km/h (100 mph)
  • Range: 700 km (440 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 2,000 m (6,560 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 2.1 m/s (420 ft/min)




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