Aero Design DG-1

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DG-1
Role Homebuilt Racing aircraft
National origin United States
Manufacturer Aero Design Associates
Designer David Garber
Number built 1

The Aero Design DG-1 (registered N10E) is an American racing aircraft designed by David Garber in an attempt to break the world airspeed record for a piston-engined aircraft. It is a single-seat aircraft with two Mazda RX-3 engines installed, one driving a tractor propellor, the other driving a pusher. The fuselage is bullet-shaped and highly streamlined and features a mid-wing and cruciform tail. It first flew on 25 July 1977.

After being displayed at the Sun 'n Fun air museum at Lakeland, Florida for some years, the aircraft was being offered for sale in 2005 with an asking price of $US 125,000.

Specifications (Aero Design DG-1)[edit]

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 20 ft 0 in (6 m)
  • Wingspan: 20 ft 6 in (6.2 m)
  • Wing area: 52.95 ft2 (4.92 m2)
  • Empty weight: 1,700 lb ( kg)
  • Gross weight: 2,506 lb (1,137 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Mazda RX-3 Wankel rotary engines, 330 hp (240 kW) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 450 mph (720 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 351 mph (565 km/h)
  • Range: 460 miles (740 km)
  • Service ceiling: 24,000 ft (7,315 m)
  • Rate of climb: 3,000 ft/min (15.24 m/s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aero Design DG-1" (in English). USA: www.planeandpilotmag.com. Retrieved 25 October 2011. 
  • Taylor, J. H. (ed) (1989) Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. Studio Editions: London. p. 27
  • Aerofiles
  • Aero Trader, October 2005
  • Air Progress, June 1975
  • Sport Aviation, March 1976
  • Sport Aviation, February 2002, p.44-49

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