Pancoast Pelican

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Pelican
Role Homebuilt aircraft
National origin United States
Designer Lewis M. Pancoast

The Pancoast Pelican is an American twin engine homebuilt aircraft.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The Pelican is a two place side-by-side configuration, high wing, twin engine, tricycle gear aircraft. The open cockpit aircraft is all wood construction with a plywood fuselage. The tail section is removable for ground transportation on a trailer.[2]

Specifications (Pelican)[edit]

Data from Sport Aviation 1969

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 1
  • Length: 15 ft 6 in (4.72 m)
  • Wingspan: 30 ft (9.1 m)
  • Height: 7 ft (2.1 m)
  • Wing area: 112 sq ft (10.4 m2)
  • Empty weight: 600 lb (272 kg)
  • Gross weight: 900 lb (408 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × OMC 4 cycle two cylinder, 18 hp (13 kW) each

Performance

  • Cruise speed: 52 kn; 97 km/h (60 mph)
  • Endurance: 5 hr

References[edit]

  1. ^ Air Trails: 99. Winter 1971. 
  2. ^ "Pelican". Sport Aviation: 4. June 1969.