Pasped Skylark

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Pasped Skylark
PaspedW1Skylark.jpg
Role Two-seat cabin monoplane
National origin United States
Manufacturer Pasped Aircraft Company
First flight 1935
Status airworthy in 2010
Primary user private pilot owner
Number built 1

The Pasped W-1 Skylark is a 1930s American two-seat single-engined cabin monoplane designed and built by the Pasped Aircraft Company of Glendale, California.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The Skylark is a braced low-wing monoplane with a fixed tailwheel landing gear.[1] It is powered by a 125 hp (93 kW) Warner Scarab radial engine.[1] The enclosed cockpit has side-by-side seating for two.[1] It has a welded steel fuselage and wooden wings.[1] With other two-seat aircraft of the era having a better performance on smaller engines the Skylark did not enter production.[1] The sole example was currently airworthy in February 2010 with an owner in Versailles, Missouri.

Specifications[edit]

Data from [2] and [3]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 25 ft 0 in (7.62 m)
  • Wingspan: 35 ft 11 in (10.95 m)
  • Height: 7 ft 11 in (2.41 m)
  • Wing area: 187 sq ft (17.4 m2)
  • Empty weight: 1,288 lb (584 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 1,885 lb (855 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Warner Scarab radial engine, 125 hp (93 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 139 mph (224 km/h; 121 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 125 mph (109 kn; 201 km/h)
  • Minimum control speed: 35 mph (30 kn; 56 km/h)
  • Range: 475 mi (413 nmi; 764 km)
  • Service ceiling: 16,000 ft (4,877 m)
  • Rate of climb: 850 ft/min (4.3 m/s)

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Orbis 1985, p. 2693
  2. ^ "American airplanes - Pa - Pi". www.aerofiles.com. 2 May 2009. Retrieved 2010-02-18. 
  3. ^ Green, William (1956). The Aircraft of the World. Macdonald & Co (Publishers) Ltd. ISBN none Check |isbn= value (help). 

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