Grega Aircamper

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GN-1 Aircamper
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Role Sports plane
National origin United States
Manufacturer Homebuilt
Designer John W. Grega, Elmer Niebecker [1]
First flight 1963

The Grega GN-1 Aircamper was a light aircraft developed in the United States in the early 1960s,[2] originally as a personal project of its designer, but later marketed in plans form for homebuilding. John W. Grega initially set out to create a modernised version of the Pietenpol Air Camper using structural components from a Piper Cub but incorporating them into a new fuselage design based on the Pietenpol original.[3] Two wings were designed, one based on the Cub wing, and another as a modernised version of the Pietenpol wing.

Specifications (GN-1)[edit]

Data from Air Trails

General characteristics

  • Crew: One pilot
  • Capacity: 1 passenger
  • Length: 18 ft 4 in (5.59 m)
  • Wingspan: 29 ft 0 in (8.84 m)
  • Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
  • Gross weight: 1,129 lb (512 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Continental A65-8 , 65 hp (49 kW)


  • Maximum speed: 95 mph (153 km/h, 83 kn)
  • Range: 400 mi (640 km, 350 nmi)
  • Rate of climb: 600 ft/min (3.0 m/s)

See also[edit]

Related development


  1. ^ Air Trails: 78. Summer 1971. {{cite journal}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Air Trails: 76. Winter 1971. {{cite journal}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Bill Gunston. World encyclopaedia of aircraft manufacturers: from the pioneers to the present day. p. 238.
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 432.
  • Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1977-78. London: Jane's Yearbooks. p. 541.