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Pietenpol Sky Scout


In the late 1990s the two-seat Air Camper and single-seat Sky Scout designs are very much alive, with numerous examples still flying.


Mogg Sky Scout

This Sky Scout was started by a 17 year old Alan Mogg, of Sydney, in 1936, but was not completed and flown until December 1940, mainly due to having to comply with the then Civil Aviation Board's requirements. It was fitted with a Salmson AD9 engine which required the extended mount to bring the Cof G into limits and no doubt, brought about the larger fin and rudder.


Engine: Ford Model T, 20 hp
HP range: 20-40
Height: 6.5 ft
Length: 16.2 ft
Wing span: 27.25 ft
Wing area: 135 sq.ft
Fuel cap: 6 USG
Speed max: 62 mph
Cruise: 55 mph
Stall: 35 mph
ROC: 200 fpm
Take-off dist: 150 ft
Landing dist: 250 ft
Weight empty: 520 lb
Seats: 1
Landing gear: tail wheel









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