Giles G-202

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Giles G-202
Giles G-202.jpg
Role aerobatic aircraft
Manufacturer AkroTech Aviation
Avions Mudry
Designer Richard Giles
Number built At least 26[1]
Unit cost
$56,500 (kit without engine)[2]
Developed from Giles G-200

Giles G-202 is an unlimited-level aerobatic airplane designed by Richard Giles.

This carbon fiber composite monoplane was manufactured by AkroTech Aviation in Troutdale, Oregon. The tandem two-seater was based upon on the single-seater Giles G-200.[2]

The G-202 was produced and sold as kit plane by AkroTech, and slightly modified as CAP 222 by Avions Mudry (France).[3][4]

Operational History[edit]

  • In 1999 airshow performer Wayne Handley broke the world record for the most consecutive flat spins in a Giles G-202 performing 78 spins. The record was broken in 2014 by Spencer Suderman in 2014 in a Pitts S2-B performing 81 spins from 23,000 ft altitude.[5]
  • A Giles 202 crashed on Friday 28 August 2015 during practice for an air show at Stewart International Airport near New Windsor, about 60 miles north of New York City. Photos taken by a bystander show the tail separating from the aircraft as the pilot was in an ascending maneuver. The pilot was killed.[6]

Specifications (G-202)[edit]

Data from [7][8]

General characteristics

Performance

  • Never exceed speed: 415 km/h[11] (220 kt[10][11]) - higher values according to other sources
  • Cruise speed: 259 km/h (140 kt)
  • Stall speed: 107 km/h (58 kt)
  • Fuel capacity (cruise): cruise: 219.5 l (58 gal); aerobatics: 37.8 l (10 gal)
  • Fuel consumption: about 40-60 l/h
  • G-loads: +/-10g
  • Roll rate: >400°/s

References[edit]

  1. ^ Federal Aviation Administration (3 November 2014). "Make / Model Inquiry Results". Retrieved 3 November 2014. 
  2. ^ a b EAA1000: Giles G-202 - accessed 2008-03-21
  3. ^ Aeromodelism.com: Giles 230cm anvergura - accessed 2008-03-21
  4. ^ Aircraft World Directory: Avions Mudry CAP 222 - accessed 2008-03-21
  5. ^ David Hirshman (June 2014). "Record Setter". AOPA pilot: 26. 
  6. ^ AVWEB article by Russ Niles 28 Aug 2015
  7. ^ Pilotmix.com: Giles G-202 - accessed 2008-03-21
  8. ^ Philo Lund: Giles G-202 - accessed 2008-03-21
  9. ^ Fleet of LSC Babenhausen - accessed 2008-03-21
  10. ^ a b c Bill Finagin: Giles G-200 and G-202 - accessed 2008-03-21
  11. ^ a b German Aerobatics: Giles G-202 - accessed 2008-03-21

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