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Currie Wot



The Currie Wot is a single seat biplane designed by the late John Currie in Great Britain in 1937. Several examples have been built by amateurs since then and a variety of engines fitted. These include the 37 h.p. lAP, 65 h.p. Mikron, 65 h.p. Continental and an experi-mentally fitted Rover turbo-prop engine. The larger VW engine should also be suitable. The aircraft has recently been restressed to 6g at an A.U.W. of 900 lb. The fuselage is a conventional box structure, having spruce longerons and struts, and is plywood covered. The wings consist of four separate panels and a centre section, each having two solid spruce spars, built up girder ribs and fabric covering. Ailerons are fitted to the lower wings only. The empennage is a wooden structure, fabric covered. An alternative rounded rudder may be fitted. Longitudinal trim is obtained by an elevator trim tab. The undercarriage is made up of steel tube and incorporates rubber cord shock absorbers. A 12 Imp. gallon fuel tank is located behind the firewall.


Phoenix Currie Wot


Rover gas turbine powered Currie Wot, early 1960

Engine: Continental, 65 h.p.
Span: 22’ 1”.
Length: 18’ 3”.
Wing Area: 151 sq. ft.
Empty Weight: 550 lb.
Max Weight: 900 lb.
Wing Loading: 5.96 lb/sq. ft.
Max. Speed: 100 m.p.h.
Cruise Speed: 90 m.p.h.
Climb: 600 fpm.
Range: 340 miles.

Engine: Continental O-200, 100 hp.
Cruise: 75 kts.


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