Aviamilano A-2 Standard
The Aviamilano A-2 is a high performance Standard Class single-seater of 15m (49 ft 2.5 in) span, and this Italian design went back into production in 1966 after first flying in prototype form a few years earlier.
The mid-set wing has rectangular inner panels and tapered outer panels which can be replaced individually if damaged; the central torsion box and spar structure is all-metal. There are trailing edge air brakes on the inner wings.
The fuselage is of all-wood construction, with the forward part covered in glassfibre and the rear part with plywood.
The pilot's seat is under a long flush transparent canopy, and the landing gear consists of a rubber-mounted skid and retractable monowheel.The cantilever T-type tail unit has all-moving horizontal surfaces with an anti-servo tab.
Span: 49 ft 2.5 in
Length: 23 ft 1 in
Wing area: 127.6 sq.ft
Aspect ratio: 19
Emptyweight: 419 lb
Max take-off weight: 683 lb
Max speed: 161 mph (in smooth air)
Min sinking speed: 2.03 ft/sec at 41mph
Best glide ratio: 34:1 at 54 mph