Abe Midget

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Abe Midget
Role Sport Aircraft
National origin Japan
Manufacturer Keiichi Abe
Designer Keiichi Abe
First flight 1974
Introduction 1974
Unit cost
$800 in 1974

The Abe Midget is a homebuilt aircraft design from builder Keiichi Abe of Japan. The aircraft was built with help from the Kushiro Aero Club. The Midget is a rare example of a homebuilt aircraft designed and built for operations in Japan.[1]


Design[edit]

The Abe Midget is a single-place open-cockpit, pusher, high-wing aircraft with tricycle landing gear, similar to a Breezy aircraft homebuilt design.[1]

Keiichi Abe also assisted Don Taylor on the Japanese leg of his round-the-world flight in a homebuilt aircraft.[1][citation needed]


Specifications[edit]

Data from Sport Aviation

General characteristics

  • Capacity: one
  • Length: 5.5 m (18 ft 1 in)
  • Wingspan: 7.5 m (24 ft 7 in)
  • Wing area: 8.747 m2 (94.15 sq ft)
  • Airfoil: Goettingen 387
  • Empty weight: 170 kg (375 lb)
  • Gross weight: 285 kg (628 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Toyota Two cylnder auto modification., 26 kW (35 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 90 km/h (56 mph; 49 kn)
  • Cruising speed: 80 km/h (50 mph; 43 kn)
  • Stall speed: 58 km/h (36 mph; 31 kn)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Sport Aviation. September 1974. 

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