Abaris Golden Arrow
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|Abaris Golden Arrow|
|Role||Homebuilt civil utility aircraft|
The Abaris Golden Arrow was a planned homebuilt civil utility aircraft, intended to be manufactured in kit form. It was an unusually large aircraft for its type, able to seat six people (including the pilot) and, also unusually in a homebuilt plane, powered by a turboprop engine.
The craft derived its name from a legendary arrow, carried by the ancient Greek sage Abaris the Hyperborean. The arrow, given to Abaris by the sun-god Apollo, conferred upon its bearer the power of flight.
In 2003, the first aircraft was not yet complete when the company closed down.
- Crew: one
- Capacity: five passengers
- Length: 31 ft 3 in (9.53 m)
- Wingspan: 42 ft (13 m)
- Height: 12 ft (3.7 m)
- Wing area: ft² (m²)
- Empty weight: 3,000 lb (1,364 kg)
- Loaded weight: 5,800 lb (2,636 kg)
- Max. takeoff weight: lb (kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × Walter M601 turboprop, 750 shp (560 kW)
- Maximum speed: 315 mph (274 knots, 504 km/h)
- Range: 1,670 mi (1,450 nm, 2,672 km)
- Service ceiling: 26,000 ft (7,927 m)
- Rate of climb: 3,425 ft/min (17 m/s)
- Wing loading: lb/ft² (kg/m²)
- Power/mass: 0.13 hp/lb (250 W/kg)
- http://www.abaris-aircraft.com Abaris Aircraft website