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Vans RV-5 Swinger

The RV-5 Swinger was a very small, metal single-seater cabin, hhigh-wing monoplane, designed by Van and built by a group of friends from a local EAA chapter. First flown in May 1976, it flew quite successfully with a small two-stroke engine, only one was ever built. It is still in Van’s hangar and one of Van’s engineers recently surveyed it with an eye toward restoration…it may fly again.
Engine: VW, 32hp
Wingspan: 20'0"
Length: 16'5"
Useful load: 275 lb
Max speed: 95 mph
Cruise speed: 85 mph
Stall: 45 mph
Range: 300 mi
Seats: 1






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