Advanced Aviation Cobra

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Cobra
Role Homebuilt ultralight aircraft
Manufacturer Advanced Aviation
First flight 1980s
Developed from Eipper Quicksilver

The Advanced Aviation Cobra was a U.S. ultralight aircraft of extremely minimalist design marketed for homebuilding, developed from the Advanced Aviation Husky. The pilot is seated in an open framework suspended beneath a fabric-covered wing on which the engine (adapted from a snowmobile) and pusher propeller are also mounted. Early Cobras (Model A) had spoilers for roll control, while the Model B had traditional full three-axis control using ailerons. A two-seat training version, known as the King Cobra was also available.[1]

Specifications (Model B)[edit]

Data from Cliche[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Wingspan: 35 ft (11 m)
  • Wing area: 152 sq ft (14.1 m2)
  • Empty weight: 235 lb (107 kg)
  • Gross weight: 525 lb (238 kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 4.8 U.S. gallons (18 L; 4.0 imp gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Cuyuna 430R twin cylinder, two-stroke engine with reduction drive, 30 hp (22 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 65 mph (105 km/h; 56 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 55 mph (89 km/h; 48 kn)
  • Stall speed: 24 mph (39 km/h; 21 kn)
  • Range: 130 mi (113 nmi; 209 km)
  • Service ceiling: 9,900 ft (3,000 m)
  • Maximum glide ratio: 9:1
  • Rate of climb: 1,000 ft/min (5.1 m/s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cliche, Andre: Ultralight Aircraft Shopper's Guide 8th Edition, page E-11. Cybair Limited Publishing, 2001. ISBN 0-9680628-1-4