|Role||Civil utility aircraft|
|Designer||Leeon D. Davis|
|First flight||21 May 1966|
|Primary user||Private pilot owners|
|Number built||ca. 45 by 1985|
$2300 in 1971
The Davis DA-2 is a light aircraft designed in the United States in the 1960s and was marketed for homebuilding. While it is a low-wing monoplane of largely conventional design with fixed tricycle undercarriage, the DA-2 is given a distinctive appearance by its slab-like fuselage construction and its V-tail. The pilot and a single passenger sit side-by-side. Construction of the aircraft is sheet aluminum throughout, with the sole compound curves formed a fiberglass cowling and fairings.
The DA-3 was a single DA-2 enlarged to accommodate four people. Work proceeded through 1973-74, but the aircraft was never completed.
Examples of the DA-2 have been completed in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom and are currently (2015) actively flying in those countries.
Specifications (typical DA-2)
Data from Popular Mechanics August 1973
- Crew: One pilot
- Capacity: 1 passenger
- Length: 17 ft 10 in (5.44 m)
- Wingspan: 19 ft 3 in (5.86 m)
- Height: 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
- Wing area: 83 ft2 (7.7 m2)
- Empty weight: 610 lb (277 kg)
- Gross weight: 1,125 lb (510 kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × Continental A65 horizontally-opposed four-cylinder piston engine, 65 hp (49 kW)
- 1 × Continental O200 horizontally-opposed four-cylinder piston engine, 100 hp (75 kW)
- Maximum speed: 120 mph (193 km/h)
- Cruise speed: 110 mph (177 km/h)
- Range: 450 miles (725 km)
- Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 305.
- Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1985-86. London: Jane's Yearbooks. pp. 587–88.
- Davisson, Budd (May 1973). "Flying the Davis DA-2A Homebuilt". Air Progress.
http://www.yahoogroups.com/da2a Builder Group
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