|Isaacs Fury II|
Using the Currie Wot construction methods as a basis, John Isaacs designed a single-seat wood and fabric sporting biplane for homebuilders. It was a seven-tenths replica of the 1935 Hawker Fury biplane fighter. It was a single-bay biplane with a fixed tailskid landing gear and powered by a 65 hp (48 kW) Walter Mikron III piston engine in the nose with a two-bladed propeller. It has a single-seat open cockpit just aft of the wing. The prototype (G-ASCM) built by the designer between 1961 and 1963 at Southampton, England, first flew from Thruxton Aerodrome on the 30 August 1963.
Between 1966 and 1967 the aircraft was re-engined with a 125 hp (93 kW) Lycoming O-290-D engine and first flown as the Fury Mk 2 in May 1967. The design was made available to amateur constructors.
- Fury Mk 1
- Prototype with a 65 hp (48 kW) Walter Mikron III piston engine.
- Fury Mk 2
- Prototype re-engined with a 125 hp (93 kW) Lycoming O-290-D piston engine for amateur construction.
Specifications (Fury Mk 2)
Data from Taylor
- Crew: 1
- Length: 19 ft 3 in (5.87 m)
- Wingspan: 21 ft 0 in (6.4 m)
- Empty weight: 710 lb (322 kg)
- Gross weight: 1000 lb (454 kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming O-290-D piston engine, 125 hp (94 kW)
- Maximum speed: 115 mph (185 km/h)
- Cruise speed: 100 mph (161 km/h)
- Range: 200 miles (321 km)
- Rate of climb: 1600 ft/min (488 m/s)
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