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EAA Acro-Sport

 

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This biplane was designed by EAA President Paul Poberezny who wanted to come up with a plane that could be used in high school industrial arts programs and Civil Air Patrol groups as an educational tool. The first flew in January 1972, less than 12 months after the design was started. The Acro-Sport can be fabricated with tools normally found in a high-school shop. It is built with steel tube covered by fabric and 100- to 200-hp engines.

Engine: Lycoming IO-360, 180 hp.
Speed max: 152 mph.
Cruise: 130 mph.
Range: 350 sm.
Stall: 50 mph.
ROC: 3500 fpm.
Take-off dist: 350 ft.
Landing dist: 800 ft.
Service ceiling: 25,000 ft.
HP range: 85-200.
Fuel cap: 20 USG.
Weight empty: 739 lbs.
Gross: 1350 lbs.
Height: 6 ft.
Length: 17.5 ft.
Wing span: 19.7 ft.
Wing area: 116 sq.ft.
Seats: 1.
Landing gear: tail wheel.

 


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