|Model 44 Angel|
|Angel Aircraft Corporation Model 44 Angel|
|Role||STOL utility aircraft|
|National origin||United States|
|Manufacturer||Angel Aircraft Corporation|
|First flight||13 January 1984|
The Angel Aircraft Corporation Model 44 Angel is a twin-engine STOL utility aircraft produced in the United States since the mid-1990s. Designed by Carl Mortenson and The King's Engineering Fellowship to be well-suited for missionary work from remote locations around the world, it is a low-wing cantilever monoplane with a retractable tricycle undercarriage and eight seats. The design is largely conventional, with the exception that the engine nacelles are mounted on top of the wings in a pusher configuration. Construction is aluminium throughout the airframe.
Design work began at the home of designer Carl Mortenson in 1972, with work on the prototype beginning in 1977, also from the designer's home. In 1980 the project was moved to the municipal airport in Orange City, Iowa. The first flight took place on 13 January 1984, and FAA type certification was achieved on 20 October 1992. Angel Aircraft Corporation manufactures the aircraft under a license agreement with The King's Engineering Fellowship.
Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1993–94
- Crew: one, pilot
- Capacity: seven passengers,
- Length: 33 ft 6 in (10.21 m)
- Wingspan: 39 ft 11.5 in (12.18 m)
- Height: 11 ft 6 in (3.51 m)
- Wing area: 225.4 ft2 (20.94 m2)
- Empty weight: 3,880 lb (1,760 kg)
- Gross weight: 5,800 lb (2,631 kg)
- Powerplant: 2 × Lycoming IO-540-M1C5 air-cooled flat-six, 300 hp (224 kW) each
- Maximum speed: 207 mph (333 km/h)
- Cruise speed: 201 mph (323 km/h)
- Stall speed: 66 mph (106 km/h)
- Range: 1,980 miles (3,187 km)
- Endurance: 13 hours 6 min
- Service ceiling: 19,015 ft (5,796 m)
- Rate of climb: 1345 ft/min (6.83 m/s)
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