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Arrow Sport

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

Arrow Sport
Arrow Sport of 1927 at Lakeland, Florida, in April 2007
Role Sports plane
Manufacturer Arrow Aircraft and Motors
Designed by Sven Swanson
First flight 1926
Number built ca. 100

The Arrow Sport was a two-seat sporting biplane aircraft built in the United States in the 1920s and 30s.

Design and construction

It was of largely conventional configuration with tailskid undercarriage, but was interesting in that the pilot and passenger sat side-by-side in the open cockpit, and because as originally designed, the fully cantilever wings lacked interplane struts - the upper wing attaching directly to the top of the fuselage. This latter feature proved so alarming to many prospective pilots that the manufacturer later supplied N-type struts that were of no real function other than to allay the aviators' fears.

Survivors

Several Sport aircraft are currently flying in the United States in 2009. Nine Sports are preserved in U.S. museums and collections including an example of the A2-60 variant at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC.

Variants

  • Sport
  • Sport A2
    • Sport A2-60
    • Sport A2-66
    • Sport A2-90 Tangerine
  • Sport Pursuit (renamed Sport K in 1935) - Kinner K-5 radial engine

Specifications (A2-60)

General characteristics

  • Crew: one pilot
  • Capacity: 1 passenger
  • Length: 19 ft 3 in (5.8 m)
  • Wingspan: 25 ft 9 in (7.8 m)
  • Height: 7 ft 5 in (2.2 m)
  • Empty weight: 900 lb (408 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × LeBlond 5, 60 hp (45 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 105 mph (169 km/h)
  • Range: 280 miles (450 km)
Notes
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Published - July 2009














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