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Eastern Ultralights Snoop II


Side-by-side two -seater. Push-right go-right nosewheel steering connected to yaw control. Aluminium-tube framework without pod. The prototype Snoop two-seater was first shown in August 1982 at Oshkosh and was available as a kit requiring 40h for assembly. The wing has been enlarged compared with the Snoop and Snoop+.
The prototype was fitted with a Cuyuna 430R but the Eastern Ultralight brochures mention the Snoop II as being fitted with the new two-cylinder ULII-02 from the same manufacturer, with a tuned exhaust and producing up to 45 hp. Not being classifiable as a microlight in the USA (its empty weight is 268 lb), this dual-control two-seater with centre-mounted throttle needs a pilot who is a licence holder.

Engine: Cuyuna ULII-02, 45 hp at 6200 rpm.

Engine: Cuyuna 430R, 40 hp.
Prop-eller diameter and pitch 54x27 inch, 1.37 x 0.68 m.
Belt reduction, ratio 2.0/1.
Power per unit area 0.23 hp/sq.ft , 2.5 hp/sq.m .
Fuel capacity 5.0 US gal, 4.2 Imp gal, 18.9 litre.
Length overall 17.2 ft, 5.23 m.
Height overall 8.6ft, 2.59m.
Wing span 39.0ft, 11.88m.
Constant chord 5.0ft, 1.52m.
Dihedral 7 deg.
Sweepback 0 deg.
Total wing area 195sq.ft, 18.1sq.m.
Total spoiler area 3.0 sq.ft, 0.28 sq.m.
Rudder area 6.0 sq.ft, 0.56 sq.m.
Total elevator 6.0 sq.ft, 0.56 sq.m.
Wing aspect ratio 7.8/1.
Wheelbase 6.7 ft, 2.04 m.
Nosewheel diameter overall 12 inch, 30 cm.
Main wheels diameter overall 14 inch, 35 cm.
Floats, dimensions 11 x 2 ft, 3.35 x 0.61 m.
Skis, dimensions 4 x 1 ft, 1.22 x 0.30 m.
Empty weight 268 lb, 122kg.
Max take-off weight 688 lb, 312kg.
Payload 420 lb, 190kg.
Max wing loading 3.52 lb/sq.ft, 17.2 kg/sq.m.
Max power loading 15.3 lb/hp, 6.9kg/hp.
Load factors +5.5, -3.5 design; +6.0, -4.0 ulti-mate.
Max level speed 50 mph, 80 kph.
Never exceed speed 55 mph, 88kph.
Max cruising speed 45mph, 72kph.
Economic cruising speed 40mph, 64kph.
Stalling speed 17 mph, 27 kph.
Max climb rate at sea level 600ft/min, 3.0m/s.
Take-off distance 100 ft, 30 m.
Landing distance 125 ft, 38 m.
Service ceiling 10,000 ft, 3050 m.
Range at average cruising speed 100 mile, 160 km.


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