Aerochia LT-1

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LT-1
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Aerochia LT-1
Role Homebuilt aircraft
National origin United States
Manufacturer Aerochia
Designer Andy Chiavetta, Darryl Greenamyer
First flight May 2010
Number built 1
Unit cost
$29,900 without engine in 2012

The Aerochia LT-1 is a single place, composite construction, homebuilt aircraft.

Design and development[edit]

Engine installation

The LT-1 was co-developed by Andy Chiavetta, a composite parts specialist, and air racer, Darryl Greenamyer. The intent was to design a very simple homebuilt aircraft for first-time builders.[1]

The LT-1 is a single seat, low-wing, composite aircraft with tricycle landing gear. The wing uses an elliptical planform.[2]

The first flight was performed in May 2010 piloted by Len Fox.[3]

Specifications (LT-1)[edit]

Data from EAA

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 15 ft 2 in (4.62 m)
  • Wingspan: 21 ft (6.4 m)
  • Wing area: 60 sq ft (5.6 m2)
  • Gross weight: 800 lb (363 kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 18 U.S. gallons (68 L; 15 imp gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × HKS 700e Horizontally opposed twin, 60 hp (45 kW)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed Aerolux AL-A2L

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 139 kn; 257 km/h (160 mph)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New, Fast, and Efficient: Aerochia's LT-1". Archived from the original on February 20, 2012. Retrieved February 17, 2012.
  2. ^ "Aerochia LT-1 Specs". Retrieved 17 February 2012.
  3. ^ Timm Kern (April 2012). "New, Fast, and Efficient Aerochia's LT-1". Sport Aviation: 12.