Coates Swalesong

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Swalesong
Coates SA II Swalesong G-AYDV Bourn 14.04.82 edited-2.jpg
The Swalesong S.A.II at Bourn Airfield Cambridgeshire in 1982
Role Homebuilt monoplane
Designer James Ralph Coates
First flight 1974
Retired 2007
Status Preserved
Primary user private pilot owner

The Coates Swalesong is a 1970s British two-seat homebuilt monoplane.

Development and operational history[edit]

The Swalesong S.A.II was designed and built by James Ralph Coates. It first flew in 1974. It is a low-wing wooden construction cantilever monoplane with a tricycle undercarriage and is powered by a 90 hp Continental engine.[1]

Only one S.A.II G-AYDV and one simplified S.A.III were built. The Swalesong S.A.II survives in storage at Breighton Airfield, East Yorkshire. The CAA G-INFO website shows that its Certificate of Airworthiness expired on 8 August 2007.

Variants[edit]

Swalesong S.A.I
Designation of Luton Minor registration G-AMAW built by Jim Coates in the 1950s, not connected with S.A.II or S.A.III
Swalesong S.A.II
Prototype, one built.[1]
Swalesong S.A.III
Simplified design for amateur construction, one built.[1]


Specifications (SA2)[edit]

Data from Jackson, A.J. (1974). British Civil Aircraft since 1919 Volume 2. London: Putnam. p. 382. ISBN 0-370-10010-7. 

General characteristics

  • Length: 19 ft in ( m)
  • Wingspan: 26 ft 5 in ( m)
  • Empty weight: 640 lb ( kg)
  • Gross weight: 1,150 lb ( kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Continental PC60 Ground Power Unit converted to C90 standard, 90 hp ( kW)

Performance

  • Cruise speed: 110 mph ( km/h)
  • Range: 450 miles ( km)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Taylor, John W. R.. Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1982–83. Jane's Publishing Company. London. 1983. ISBN 0-7106-0748-2
  • Jackson, A.J. (1974). British Civil Aircraft since 1919 Volume 2. London: Putnam. p. 382. ISBN 0-370-10010-7. 


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