Acro Sport I

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Acro Sport I
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Role aerobatic sportsplane
National origin US
Manufacturer Acro Sport
Designer Paul Poberezny
First flight 11 January 1972[1]

The Acro Sport is a single-seat aerobatic sportsplane designed by US aviation enthusiast Paul Poberezny in the early 1970s for homebuilding. Plans are marketed by Acro Sport Inc.

The Acro Sport is a short-span biplane of conventional taildragger configuration, typically built with an open cockpit and spatted main undercarriage. Its structure is a fabric-covered, steel tube fuselage and tail group, with a wood wing structure.

Variants[edit]

The Acro Sport II is the two place version of the Acro Sport I

Specifications[edit]

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Length: 17 ft 6 in (5.33 m)
  • Wingspan: 19 ft 7 in (5.97 m)
  • Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
  • Wing area: 116 sq ft (10.8 m2)
  • Empty weight: 900 lb (408 kg)
  • Gross weight: 1,350 lb (612 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming O-360 4-cyl. air-cooled horizontally-opposed piaston engine, 180 hp (130 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 152 mph (245 km/h; 132 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 130 mph (113 kn; 209 km/h)
  • Stall speed: 50 mph (43 kn; 80 km/h)
  • Range: 350 mi (304 nmi; 563 km)
  • Service ceiling: 20,000 ft (6,096 m)
  • Rate of climb: 3,500 ft/min (18 m/s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Terpstra, 1992, p.13.
  • Terpstra, Philip (1992). 1992 Worldwide Homebuilt Aircraft Directory. Tucson, Arizona: Spirit Publications. p. 13. 

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