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Maestranza Central De Aviacion Triciclo-Experimental / XX-01

 MCA-XX-01
 
In 1947, the Maestranza Central de Aviación, the Central Workshops of the Chilean Air Force designed and built the first Chilean-designed aircraft, the Triciclo-Experimental (also designated XX-01), unveiled in May 1947. The Triciclo, designed by Alfredo D. Ferrer, was a low-winged monoplane of wooden construction with a fixed tricycle landing gear and a twin tail. The crew of two sat side-by-side in an enclosed cockpit, and were provided with dual flight controls.
 
Built with indigenous materials, Ferrer received tuition in the XX-01.
 
Only one was built.
 
Engine: 1 × Franklin, 75 kW (100 hp)
Propeller: two-blade
Length: 6.50 m (21 ft 4 in)
Wingspan: 11.0 m (36 ft 1 in)
Height: 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Wing area: 13 m2 (140 sq ft)
Empty weight: 355 kg (783 lb)
Gross weight: 600 kg (1,323 lb)
Maximum speed: 180 km/h (112 mph; 97 kn)
Cruising speed: 160 km/h (99 mph; 86 kn)
Range: 1,000 km (621 mi; 540 nmi)
Service ceiling: 5,500 m (18,045 ft)
Crew: 2
 
 
 
 
 


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