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Szaraz SDS-1A Daphne / SD-1A Daphne



Evolved from the Vidervol-Szaraz VS-1, the Szaraz SD-1A Daphne is a homebuilt aircraft that was designed by Art Szaraz and Bernie Darmstadt for efficiency competitions.

The Daphne is a two place side-by-side configuration strut-braced high-wing, conventional landing gear equipped homebuilt. The fuselage uses welded steel tubing with aircraft fabric covering. The wings are wood, with one-piece plywood ribs. Both ailerons and flaperons have been installed on the design.

The first three examples were built on the same jigs at Art Szaraz's workshop. At least fifteen were built. At least 26 were under construction by Jan 1970.


Known examples:
N960Z (c/n 1) built by Arpad Szaraz, ff: 1963
N962Z built by Nick Stanich, ff: 2/28/65
N961Z built by B D Darmstadt, ff: 6/18/65


SD-1A Daphne
Engine: 1 × Continental C-85-12F, 85 hp (63 kW)
Propeller: 2-blade
Wingspan: 26 ft (7.9 m)
Wing area: 130 sq ft (12 sq.m)
Airfoil: NACA 4412
Length: 19 ft 7 in (5.97 m)
Empty weight: 820 lb (372 kg)
Gross weight: 1,300 lb (590 kg)
Maximum speed: 130 kn; 241 km/h (150 mph)
Cruise speed: 104 kn; 193 km/h (120 mph)
Stall speed: 35 kn; 64 km/h (40 mph)
Never exceed speed: 148 kn; 274 km/h (170 mph)
Service ceiling: 14,500 ft (4,400 m)
Rate of climb: 1,000 ft/min (5.1 m/s)
Capacity: 2


SDS-1A Daphne
Engine: 90hp Continental
Wingspan: 26'0"
Length: 19'0"
Useful load: 520 lb
Cruise: 125 mph
Stall: 40 mph
Range: 400 nm




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