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Turner T-40


The Turner airplane family got started in 1958. First aircraft in the series was the T-40, a sleek, hot little single-seater which won the 1961 Outstanding Design Trophy at the Experimental Aircraft Association Fly-In. Of all-wood construction and featuring a sliding hood canopy, the T-40 was first powered by a 65-hp engine and did without all the frills associated with an electrical system. First flying on 3 April 1961, in this form it cruised at 128 and blitzed along at 145 with the throttle firewalled. It featured folding wings for storage in a single-car garage. Later, an 85-hp package was added. Both Turners feature folding wings.

Engine: Continental, 85 hp
HP range: 60-125
Height: 5.42 ft
Length: 19.75 ft
Wing span: 22.25 ft
Wing area: 78 sq.ft
Weight empty: 750 lbs
Gross: 1060 lbs
Fuel cap: 19 USG
Speed max: 170 mph
Cruise: 145 mph
Range: 525 sm
Stall: 55 mph
ROC: 1100 fpm
Take-off dist: 600 ft
Landing dist: 400 ft
Service ceiling: 12,500 ft
Seats: 1
Landing gear: nose or tail wheel


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