Snyder Buzzard

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Snyder Buzzard
Role Ultralight motor glider
National origin United States
Manufacturer Motor Gliders Incorporated
Designer Bud Snyder
First flight 1930

The Snyder Buzzard was a light sport aircraft produced in the United States during the early 1930s. The designer/builder was Bud Snyder.

Design and development[edit]

Designed to fill the lowest segment of the civil aviation market, the Buzzard was a single-seat single-engine fabric-covered aircraft of conventional configuration.

The wing was parasol-mounted. The 34 horsepower (25 kW) ABC Scorpion engine, mounted atop the wing, drove a pusher propeller


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General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 19 ft 3 in (5.87 m)
  • Wingspan: 35 ft 0 in (10.67 m)


  • Maximum speed: 70 mph (112 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 60 mph (96 km/h)

See also[edit]

Related development
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era


  1. ^ Aerofiles