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Smith Termite

sm-termite


The original Termite, designed by Wilbur Smith, was powered by a 36-hp Aeronca engine, but since then other engines such as the 38-hp Continental and the 65-hp Lycoming have been used. The Termite is a single-seat sporting monoplane with a braced parasol-type wing Its wing structure is built with two wood spars, an aluminum leading edge and fabric covering aft of the front spar. The fuselage is an all-wood structure with plywood covering from the rear of the cockpit forward and fabric covering aft. The tail section is also fabric covered. The Termite’s landing gear is a Piper Cub type.

Gross Wt. 658 lb
Empty Wt. 432 lb
Wingspan 23’6”
Length 15’l”
Top speed 95 mph
Cruise 83 mph
Landing mph 38
Climb rate 450 fpm
Ceiling 6000 ft
Takeoff run 350 ft
Landing roll 400 ft
Range 150 sm

 

 


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