|Role||Civil utility aircraft|
|Designer||Giuseppe Mario Bellanca|
|Developed from||Wright-Bellanca WB-2|
The Bellanca CH-200 Pacemaker was a six-seat, high-wing, single-engine utility aircraft built in the United States in the 1920s. It was a development of the Wright WB-2 that Bellanca had acquired the rights to in 1926 and was the first Bellanca-branded aircraft to gain a type certificate. The CH-200 was used in a number of pioneering long-distance flights and attempts on distance and endurance records.
At the 1928 Los Angeles Air Races, a CH-200 piloted by Victor Dallin took second place in the speed trials (average of 104.65 mph/168 km/h) and won the efficiency trials. The same year, Lt Royal Thomas set a world endurance record of 35 hours 25 minutes in a CH-200 re-engined with a Packard DR-980 diesel engine.
Between 11 December 1928 and 25 June 1929, Peruvian aviators Carlos Martínez de Pinillos and Carlos Zegarra Lanfranco flew a CH-200 named Perú on a tour of Latin America. During that time, they covered 20,635 km (12,866 miles), in 157 hours 55 minutes of total flight, visiting 13 countries and 25 cities along the way.
- Crew: one pilot
- Capacity: 5 passengers
- Length: 27 ft 9 in (8.5 m m)
- Wingspan: 46 ft 4 in (14.1 m)
- Powerplant: 1 × Wright J-5 radial, 220 hp (164 kW)
- Maximum speed: 126 mph (203 km/h)
- Range: 800 miles (1,290 km)
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- Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 149.