Giles G-202

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Giles G-202
Giles G-202.jpg
Role aerobatic aircraft
Manufacturer AkroTech Aviation
Avions Mudry
Designer Richard Giles
Unit cost
$56,500 (kit without engine)[1]
Developed from Giles G-200

Giles G-202 is an unlimited-level aerobatic airplane designed by Richard Giles.

This carbon fiber composite monoplane was manufactured by AkroTech Aviation in Troutdale, Oregon. The tandem two-seater was based upon on the single-seater Giles G-200.[1]

The G-202 was produced and sold as kit plane by AkroTech, and slightly modified as CAP 222 by Avions Mudry (France).[2][3]

Operational History[edit]

  • In 1999 airshow performer Wayne Handley broke the world record for the most consecutive flat spins in a Giles G-202 performing 78 spins. The record was broken in 2014 by Spencer Suderman in 2014 in a Pitts S2-B performing 81 spins from 23,000ft altitude.[4]

Specifications (G-202)[edit]

Data from [5][6]

General characteristics

Performance

  • Never exceed speed: 415 km/h[9] (220 kt[8][9]) - higher values according to other sources
  • Cruise speed: 259 km/h (140 kt)
  • Stall speed: 107 km/h (58 kt)
  • Fuel capacity (cruise): cruise: 219.5 l (58 gal); aerobatics: 37.8 l (10 gal)
  • Fuel consumption: about 40-60 l/h
  • G-loads: +/-10g
  • Roll rate: >400°/s

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b EAA1000: Giles G-202 - accessed 2008-03-21
  2. ^ Aeromodelism.com: Giles 230cm anvergura - accessed 2008-03-21
  3. ^ Aircraft World Directory: Avions Mudry CAP 222 - accessed 2008-03-21
  4. ^ David Hirshman (June 2014). "Record Setter". AOPA pilot: 26. 
  5. ^ Pilotmix.com: Giles G-202 - accessed 2008-03-21
  6. ^ Philo Lund: Giles G-202 - accessed 2008-03-21
  7. ^ Fleet of LSC Babenhausen - accessed 2008-03-21
  8. ^ a b c Bill Finagin: Giles G-200 and G-202 - accessed 2008-03-21
  9. ^ a b German Aerobatics: Giles G-202 - accessed 2008-03-21