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Sheffield Aircraft Skeeter X-1

The Skeeter is a lightweight sporting plane featuring a single seat and a single strut-braced wing mounted in parasol fashion. The wing is constructed from wood spars and fabric covering with the exception of the leading edge that is metal-covered. The fuselage is constructed from a steel-tube frame that is paneled with either wood or metal in the cockpit area only. Aft of the cockpit section the airframe is left uncovered. Power is supplied by Volkswagen engines rated from 50 to 72 hp.

Engine: 72hp VW
Wingspan: 22'0"
Length: 13'6"
Gross Wt. 730 lb
Empty Wt. 500 lb
Fuel capacity 5½ USG
Useful load: 280 lb
Max speed: 85 mph
Cruise speed: 75 mph
Stall: 42 mph
Climb rate 600 fpm
Takeoff run 600 ft
Landing 600 ft
Range: 160 mi

Sears: 1


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