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Puget Pacific Planes Wheelair IIIA

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Designed by Donald Wheeler the 1947 III-A was a prototype all-metal, twin-boom, rudderless twin-tail, tricycle-gear, post-war "plane of tomorrow" based on Wheeler's prize-winning design in a national magazine.
 
The prototype first flew in April 1947.
 
Featuring a two-control system and offered for $5,000-5,500, only the one was built (NX31223). Originally powered by a 190hp Lycoming O-435 pusher, and also with 170hp a Lycoming GO-290-AP.
 
Puget-Whel3A-02
 
The company filed bankruptcy in 1949.
 
Engine: Lycoming O-435, 190hp
Wing span: 37'0"
Length: 26'7"
Useful load: 1150 lb
Maxspeed: 140 mph
Cruise speed: 120 mph
Stall: 52 mph
Range: 580 mi
Ceiling: 11,500'
Seats: 4
 
 
 

 

 


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