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Skyhook Experimental

A single-seat single-engined flex-wing aircraft with conventional three-axis control. Rogallo wing. Undercarriage has three wheels in tricycle formation; no suspension on any wheels. Push-right go-right nosewheel steering connected to yaw control. No brakes. Aluminium-tube trike unit, without pod. Engine mounted below wing driving pusher propeller.

This experimental machine is an attempt to mate three-axis controls to a Rogallo wing. It uses the same power pack as the TR1 MkII trike unit, plus a modified Sabre wing. The trike unit is fixed to the wing structure rather than being suspended from it, and the wing is mounted much lower than the normal hang-point of a trike.
No test flights have been carried out on this aircraft by 1982.

Engine: Engine: Solo 210 cc, 12 hp at 5500 rpm
Propeller diameter 50 inch, 1.28m
V-belt reduction, ratio 2.5/1
Max static thrust > 100 lb, 45 kg

 

 


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