Found Centennial 100
|Found Centennial 100|
|Manufacturer||Found Brothers Aviation|
|Developed from||Found FBA-2|
Design and development
The Centennial 100 was developed as an improved version of the Found FBA-2. Design work started in October 1966 and the prototype first flew on 7 April 1967. The aircraft is powered by a 290 hp (216 kW) Avco Lycoming IO-540-G1D5 engine. Three prototypes and two production aircraft were built and were used to gain certification for the type in July 1968. No further aircraft were built as the company went out of business.
Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1969-70 
- Crew: 1
- Length: 25 ft 6 in (7.77 m)
- Wingspan: 39 ft 0 in (11.89 m)
- Height: 8 ft 4 in (2.54 m)
- Wing area: 196.6 ft² (18.26 m²)
- Empty weight: 2,000 lb (907 kg)
- Max. takeoff weight: 3,500 lb (1,588 kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × Avco Lycoming IO-540-G1D5 piston, 290 hp (216 kw)
- Maximum speed: 162 mph (141 knots, 261 km/h) at sea level
- Cruise speed: 140 mph  (122 knots, 225 km/h)
- Stall speed: 55 mph (48 knots, 89 km/h)
- Range: 700 mi (609 nmi, 1,125 km)
- Service ceiling: 18,000 ft (5,490 m)
- Rate of climb: 1,250 ft/min (6.3 m/s)
- Taylor 1969, p.23.
- Econ cruise,65% power.
- Taylor, John W.R. Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1969-70. London:Jane's Yearbooks, 1969.
- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). London: Orbis Publishing.
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