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Condor II


The Condor II is a single-seat single-engined high-wing mono-plane with conventional three-axis control. Wing has unswept leading and trailing edges, and constant chord; cruciform tall. Pitch control by elevator on tail; yaw control by fully flying rudder; roll control by one-third-span spoilerons; control inputs through stick for pitch/roll and pedals for yaw. Wing braced from above by kingpost and cables, from below by cables; wing profile; single- surface. Undercarriage has three wheels in tricycle formation; torsion-bar suspension on nosewheel. No ground steering. No brakes. Aluminium- tube framework, with optional pod. Engine mounted below wing driving pusher propeller.
All rigging wires are stainless steel with a vinyl coating and double swaging, and the aluminium tubing is anodized clear and 'covered with stabilised Dacron'.
Lift-off and landing speeds are quoted as 20-24 mph (32-39 kph) and 20-25 mph (32-40kph) respectively.
Options include floats, ballistically deployed parachute, strobe, pod and electric start; normally, starting is by recoil, with an inflight restart facility. Price in 1982 of  $5245.
Condor Aircraft describe the Condor III as a beefed-up version of the Condor II, designed for heavier payloads, and accordingly the company quotes a much higher maximum take-off weight for this side-by-side two-seater with single centre stick.
The Condor III+2 is a two-seat version. Dual stick and rudder three-axis controls, dual throttle.

Condor II
Engine: Kawasaki TA440, 40 hp at 6000 rpm.
Prop-eller diameter and pitch 56x36 inch, 1.42x0.91m.
Toothed-belt reduction, ratio 2.0/1.
Max static thrust 238 lb, 108 kg.
Power per unit area 0.24hp/sq.ft, 2.6 hp/sq.m .
Fuel capacity 5.0 US gal, 4.2 Imp gal, 18.9 litre.
Length overall 10.0 ft, 3.05 m.
Height overall 9.7ft, 2.96m.
Wing span 32.0ft, 9.75m.
Constant chord 5.3 ft, 1.60 m.
Sweepback 0 deg.
Total wing area 168 sq.ft, 15.6sq.m.
Wing aspect ratio 6.3/1.
Empty weight 240 lb, 109kg.
Max take-off weight 545 lb, 247kg.
Payload 305 lb, 138kg.
Max wing loading 3.24 lb/sq.ft, 15.7 kg/sq.m.
Max power loading 13.6 lb/hp, 6.2 kg/hp.
Load factors +5.0, -3.0 design.
Max level speed 55 mph, 88 kph.
Never exceed speed 60 mph, 97kph.
Max cruising speed 55mph, 88kph.
Economic cruising speed 42mph, 68kph.
Stalling speed 19 mph, 31 kph.
Max climb rate at sea level 775 ft/min, 3.9 m/s.
Best glide ratio with power off 7/1.
Take-off distance 40 ft, 12 m. Landing distance 75 ft, 23 m.

Condor III

Engine: Kawasaki 440 A or B, 40 or 50 hp.
2:1 reduction drive to 56x36 prop.
Wing span 33.0ft, 10.06m.
Constant chord 5.1 ft, 1.55 m.
Total wing area 168 sq.ft, 15.6sq.m.
Wing aspect ratio 6.5/1.
Empty weight 252 lb, 114kg.
Max take-off weight 657 lb, 298kg.
Payload 405 lb, 184kg.
Max wing loading 3.91 lb/sq.ft, 19.1kg/sq.m.
Max power loading 16.4 lb/hp, 7.5kg/hp.
Never exceed speed 65 mph, 105 kph.
Max cruising speed 51 mph, 82 kph.
Economic cruising speed 38 mph, 61 kph.
Stalling speed 24 mph, 39 kph.
Max climb rate at sea level 600ft/min, 3.0m/s.
Take-off distance 60ft, 18m.
Landing dis-tance 90 ft, 27 m.

Condor III+2

Wingspan 32’.
Wing area 168 sq.ft.
Length 10’.
Empty weight 286 lbs.
Gross weight 684 lbs.
Cruise speed 45 mph.
Stall speed 25 mph.
Vmax 55 mph.
Vne 75 mph.
Takeoff roll 90’.
Landing roll 90-120’.
Fuel capacity 5 USG.
Engine: Kawasaki 440
2:1 reduction drive to 56x36 wood prop.
50- or 75-hp version was available.

 


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