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Praga E-114 Air Baby / E.115

 

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The 40 hp Praga B powered prototype, OK-PGA, first flew in Seqtember 1934 and was Praga’s first civil project.
Sixty-three were built.


Following a demonstration tour in the UK in 1935, F.Hills & Sons on Manchester, acquired a licence to build the E.114 as the Hillson Praga. The first Hills & Sons Ltd licence-built Praga E.114 was sold to Australia, and the second registered G-AEEU became the company’s demonstrator in April 1936. Total production by Hills amounted to twenty-eight aircraft, plus seven uncompleted during 1936 and 1937, selling for £385-435.


In 1936 H.L.Brook set a new Lympne to Cape Town record of 16 days in one of the British built examples.
The E.114bis was fitted with a 65 hp Praga D engine. The prototype E.114bis, OK-PGF, was flown before the Second World War, as was the E.115, an improved version with a shorter wing.
After the war, the Air Baby was relaunched as the E.114D.

CKD-Praga E.114 Air Baby
Engine: Praga B, 29 hp
Length: 21.654 ft / 6.6 m
Wingspan: 36.089 ft / 11.0 m
Wing area: 163.613 sqft / 15.2 sqm
Max take off weight: 1080.5 lb / 490.0 kg
Weight empty: 639.5 lbs / 290.0 kg
Max. speed: 94 kts / 175 km/h
Cruising speed: 79 kts / 147 km/h
Service ceiling: 11483 ft / 3500 m
Wing load: 6.56 lb/sq.ft / 32.00 kg/sq.m
Range: 297 nm / 550 km
Crew: 2

CKD-Praga E.114 Air Baby
Engine: Praga D-1, 75 hp.

E.114bis
Engine: 65 hp Praga D

 


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