Davis DA-5

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DA-5
Role Sport aircraft
Manufacturer Homebuilt
Designer Leeon D. Davis
First flight 22 July 1974

The Davis DA-5, a.k.a. DA-5A, is a single-seat sport aircraft designed in the United States in the 1970s and marketed for homebuilding. Like designer Leeon D. Davis's successful DA-2, it is a low-wing monoplane with fixed tricycle undercarriage and a V-tail, but with a much narrower fuselage accommodating only the pilot, and a lengthened nose. Design work was carried out in 1972, but the prototype was not built until 1974, when it was completed in only 67 days.


Specifications (prototype)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: One pilot
  • Length: 15 ft 9 in (4.80 m)
  • Wingspan: 15 ft 7 in (4.76 m)
  • Height: 4 ft 5 in (1.35 m)
  • Wing area: 57 ft2 (5.3 m2)
  • Empty weight: 460 lb (208 kg)
  • Gross weight: 775 lb (351 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Continental A65 horizontally-opposed four-cylinder piston engine, 65 hp (49 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 160 mph (257 km/h)
  • Range: 450 miles (725 km)
  • Service ceiling: 14,500 ft (4,420 m)

References[edit]

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 305. 
  • Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1977-78. London: Jane's Yearbooks. pp. 534–35.