|Designer||Roy LoPresti, Roger Hoh|
The LoPresti Fury is a prototype sports plane built in the United States in the late 1980s. It is a fast two-seat low wing tail dragger, based on the Globe Swift and made of sheet aluminum. The current engine is a Lycoming IO-360-A1B6, giving the Fury a max speed of 222 mph. The aircraft will carry two adults with up to 100 pounds of baggage and has a range of 1000 miles. Its home is in Vero Beach, FL.
Specifications (prototype, converted Swift)
- Crew: One pilot
- Capacity: 1 passenger
- Wingspan: 29 ft 4 in (8.93 m)
- Wing area: 139 ft2 (12.9 m2)
- Empty weight: 1,450 lb (660 kg)
- Gross weight: 2,300 lb (1,050 kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming IO-360-A1B6, 200 hp (150 kW)
- Maximum speed: 222 mph (355 km/h)
- Range: 1,000 miles (1,600 km)
- Service ceiling: 21,000 ft (6,400 m)
- Rate of climb: 1,350 ft/min (6.9 m/s)
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