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AKL-26


About 10 of the 1930 AKL-26 were built, including 3 AKL-60 prototypes, and one as the AKL-26 Special in 1932 for twin-float modification. New price was US$3,500 or $4,500 as a floatplane. The AKL-26A of 1929 was fitted with an extra fuel tank, selling for US$3,550. About 40 were built, of which at least 1 was refitted with 80hp Genet engine. In 1934 a twin-float conversion was made as the Uppercu AKL-26A. The AKL-26B / AKL-85 / Model 85 Flyer of 1930 sold new for US$$3,700, $3,300 in 1931 or $4,700 as floatplane. At least 14 were built, of which some were converted to AKL-27, also produced in 1930.

 

Variants:
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AKL-26   
production of AKL-60; LeBlond engine (1930)

AKL-26 Sp
twin-float modification   (1930)

AKL-26A
extra fuel tank, LeBlond engine (1929, 1 conversion)

L-26A
Kantner twin-float conversion (marketed under the company name Uppercu) (1934, 14+ built)

L-26B   
also as AKL-85, AKL-26B or Model 85 FLYER; LeBlond 5DF engine; floats possible (1930)

L-26X   
version with 65hp Velie M-5 engine (1932)

AKL-27
heavier conversions of L-26B with 110hp LeBlond 7DF engine; also known as L-27 (1930)

 

Specifications:


AKL-26
Engine: Le Blond , 5D 65hp        
Wing span: 40 ft 2 in
Length: 23 ft 6 in            
Payload: 595 lb
Max speed: 93 mph                
Cruise speed: 80 mph
Stall speed: 38 mph                
Range: 325 sm
Seats: 2

AKL-26A
Engine: Le Blond, 5D 65hp        
Wing span: 40 ft 2 in
Length: 23 ft 6 in
Payload: 565 lb
Max speed: 93 mph                
Cruise speed: 80 mph
Stall speed: 40 mph                
Range: 480 sm
Seats: 2

AKL-26B / AKL-85 / Model 85 Flyer
Engine: LeBlond 5DF, 85hp        
Wing span: 40 ft 2 in
Length: 23 ft 6 in            
Payload: 574 lb
Max speed: 97 mph                
Cruise speed: 85 mph
Stall speed: 40 mph                
Range: 385 sm

AKL-26 Special / AKL-26X
Engine: Velie M-5, 65hp

AKL-27

Engine: Le Blond 7DF, 65hp        
Wing span: 40 ft 2 in
Length: 23 ft 6 in            
Payload: 595 lb
Max speed: 93 mph                
Cruise speed: 80 mph
Stall speed: 38 mph                
Range: 325 sm
Seats: 2

AKL-60

 

 


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