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Nash Petrel
Procter Aircraft Associates Petrel

 Nash-Petrel
Prototype Nash Petrel at the Farnborough SBAC Show in September 1982
 
The Nash Petrel also known as the Procter Petrel is a two-seat aerobatic or glider tug aircraft. It was designed for amateur production by Procter Aircraft Associates of Camberley, Surrey, England.
 
Based on the earlier Mitchell-Procter Kittiwake design, the Petrel is an all-metal low-wing cantilever monoplane of conventional design powered by a 130 hp Rolls-Royce Continental O-240-A piston engine. By the time the aircraft first flew on 8 November 1980, Procter had changed ownership and had been renamed Nash Aircraft Ltd.
 
Only two aircraft were built, the prototype registered G-AXSF and one built by apprentices at the British Aircraft Corporation factory at Preston in 1973, registered G-BACA. G-BACA had a serious fault with the landing gear and only flew 15 hours before being grounded. The prototype still exists but without a current certificate of airworthiness. It is presently fitted with a Lycoming O-360-A3A engine.
 
Powerplant: 1 × Avco Lycoming O-320-D2A, 89 kW (119 hp)
Wingspan: 8.94 m (29 ft 4 in)
Wing area: 12.63 m2 (135.9 sq ft)
Aspect ratio: 6.6:1
Airfoil: NACA 3415
Length: 6.22 m (20 ft 5 in)
Height: 2.23 m (7 ft 4 in)
Empty weight: 540 kg (1,190 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 762 kg (1,680 lb)
Fuel capacity: 104.5 L (27.6 US gal; 23.0 imp gal)
Maximum speed: 210 km/h (130 mph, 110 kn)
Cruise speed: 195 km/h (121 mph, 105 kn)
Stall speed: 74 km/h (46 mph, 40 kn) (flaps down)
Rate of climb: 5.6 m/s (1,100 ft/min)
Crew: 2
 
 
 
 
 


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