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Aviat Eagle II

By Wikipedia,
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christen_Eagle

Eagle II
Role Aerobatic aircraft
Manufacturer Christen, Aviat, homebuilt
Designed by Frank Christensen
First flight February 1977

The Aviat Eagle II is an aerobatic sporting biplane aircraft that has been produced in the United States since the late 1970s. Developed from the Pitts Special design, it is marketed in kit form for homebuilding. The Eagle II is a small aircraft of conventional configuration with single-bay, equal-span staggered biplane wings braced with an I-strut. The pilot and a single passenger sit in tandem underneath a large bubble canopy. The tailwheel undercarriage is fixed, with the mainwheels housed in streamlined fairings. The fuselage and tail are constructed of steel tube, with the forward fuselage skinned in metal and the rear fuselage and tail in fabric. The wing structure is wooden and fabric covered. By 1985, over 600 kits had been sold, and over 250 aircraft were known to have been completed.



Specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: One pilot
  • Capacity: 1 passenger
  • Length: 17 ft 11 in (5.46 m)
  • Wingspan: 19 ft 11 in (6.07 m)
  • Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
  • Wing area: 125 ft² (11.6 m²)
  • Empty weight: 1,025 lb (465 kg)
  • Gross weight: 1,578 lb (716 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming AEIO-360-A1D, 200 hp (149 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 184 mph (296 km/h)
  • Range: 380 miles (610 km)
  • Service ceiling: 17,000 ft (5,180 m)
  • Rate of climb: 2,100 ft/min (11 m/s)

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Published - July 2009














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