Dart Pup

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Pup
Role Single-seat ultralight monoplane
National origin United Kingdom
Manufacturer Zander and Weyl
Dart Aircraft
Designer A.R. Weyl
First flight 1936
Number built 1

The Dart Pup (originally the Dunstable Dart) was a British single-seat ultralight monoplane designed and built by Zander and Weyl (later Dart Aircraft) at Dunstable, Bedfordshire.[1]

Development[edit]

The Pup was a single-seat parasol wing monoplane with an Ava flat-four pusher engine mounted on the wing trailing edge. The wings could be folded back for storage. The Pup registered G-AELR first flew in July 1936.[2]

In 1937 the Pup was fitted with a 36 hp (27 kW) Bristol Cherub engine, a taller landing gear and a modified rudder.[1] In August 1938 it crashed and was destroyed on takeoff.[3]

Specifications (Ava-powered)[edit]

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 19 ft 8½ in (6.01 m)
  • Wingspan: 29 ft 7½ in (9.03 m)
  • Wing area: 114 ft2 (10.59 m2)
  • Empty weight: 485 lb (220 kg)
  • Gross weight: 705 lb (320 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Ava 4a-00 flat-four piston engine, 27 hp (20 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 75 mph (121 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 62 mph (100 km/h)

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Orbis 1985, p. 1313
  2. ^ "Registration G-AELR". United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority. Retrieved 2009-08-09. 
  3. ^ Jackson 1973, p. 298

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