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Mathews CCC

Single-seat single-engined high-wing mono-plane. Wing has unswept leading and trailing edges, and constant chord; cruciforin tail. Undercarriage has three wheels in tricycle formation. Aluminium-tube framework. Engine mounted below wing driving pusher propeller. Other details depend on builder's specifications.
Lyle Mathews sells sets of plans of ultralights for homebuilders and this machine which he has designed himself leaves the choice of weight-shift, hybrid or conventional control system to the constructor, depending on how he or she builds the control surfaces. Lyle Mathews' CCC (Cross Country Cruiser) can be described as a high wing monoplane with a rectangular wing form and a cruciform tail with tricycle undercarriage; it uses 'traditional' tube-and-fabric construction. It is intended to receive 15 to 30 hp range engines in pusher configuration, mounted on the rear tubes of the pilot frame. The plans are sold in the USA and Canada for $15 and in other countries for $20 in 1982. The data for each CCC depend on how the constructor has chosen to build the aircraft.

Engine: Lloyd, 22 hp
Wing span 34.0ft, 10.36m
Constant chord 5.0 ft, 1.52 m
Sweepback 0 degs
Total wing area 165 sq.ft, 15.3 sq.m
Wing aspect ratio 7.0/1
Empty weight 1691b, 77kg
Max level speed 52 mph, 83 kph
Cruising speed 35 mph, 56 kph
Stalling speed 22 mph, 35 kph
Max climb rate at sea level 350 ft/min, 1.7 m/s
Take-off distance 90 ft, 27 m.
 


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