SECAT RG-60

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RG-60
Role Sports biplane
National origin France
Manufacturer SECAT
Designer Rémy Gaucher[1]
Number built 1[1]

The SECAT RG-60 was a prototype light sporting biplane built in France shortly after World War II.[1][2] It was a conventional single-seat design with an open cockpit.[1][2][3][4] The lower wing had a smaller span and chord than the upper wing and was braced against the upper wing[4] and against the fuselage sides with I-struts but no wires.[1] The undercarriage consisted of two fixed, divided main units plus a fixed tailskid.[1] Power was supplied by a tractor-mounted piston engine that drove a two-bladed propeller.[1][4] Construction was of wood throughout.[4]

History[edit]

The RG-60 was displayed together with other SECAT designs at the Semaine de l'Aviation légère (light aviation week) held at Toussus-le-Noble from 22 April 1947 but was already somewhat outdated by the standards of the time.[1] SECAT produced no further examples, and if the RG-60 ever received a civil registration, the details are now lost.[1]


Specifications[edit]

Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1948, except as noted

General characteristics

  • Crew: one pilot
  • Length: 4.95 m (16 ft 3 in)
  • Wingspan: 5.00 m (15 ft 5 in)
  • Height: 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
  • Wing area: 9.5 m2 (102 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 180 kg (397 lb)
  • Gross weight: 295 kg (650 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Train 4A[2], 30 kW (40 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 190 km/h (118 mph)
  • Range: 500 km (311 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 5,000 m (16,400 ft)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Gaillard, p.41
  2. ^ a b c The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft, p.2839
  3. ^ Taylor, p.797
  4. ^ a b c d Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1948, p.153c

References[edit]

  • Bridgeman, Leonard (1948). Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1948. London: Sampson Low Marston. pp. 153c. 
  • Gaillard, Pierre (2002). "Les avions de la SECAT". Les Cahiers du RSA. Paris: Le Réseau du Sport de l'Air (239): 40–41. 
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft. London: Aerospace Publishing. p. 2839. 
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 797.