Taylor Titch

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J.T.2 Titch
Role homebuilt aircraft
Designer John Taylor
First flight 4 January 1967
Number built 40 (2011)
Developed from Taylor Monoplane

The Taylor Titch is British fixed-wing aircraft homebuilt aircraft, developed in the 1960s by J.F. Taylor.[1] As of 2011, examples of the kit version are still being built and flown .

History[edit]

As a result of a request for an aircraft with higher performance than the Taylor Monoplane of 1959, John F. Taylor designed a high performance single-seater, the Titch. Taylor built the prototype, registered G-ATYO, at Leigh-on-Sea, Essex between 1965 and 1966. The Titch first flew at Southend Airport on 4 January 1967.[2]

Construction[edit]

Its all wood construction is similar to the Monoplane but has fewer metal fittings than the earlier design and full size wing rib plans are supplied for the tapered wing panels. With a cruise speed in the region of 160 mph (260 km/h), it is an effective cross-country touring aircraft and is also fully aerobatic. Builders can fit it with either a Continental or a Lycoming engine.[2]

Operation[edit]

Taylor Titch at Popham,Hants. c. 2013.

The Titch was named after the test pilot who first flew the Taylor Monoplane, O.V."Titch" Holmes. John Taylor was killed when the prototype Titch crashed at Southend on 16 May 1967. The marketing of plans for both his aircraft designs were taken on by his wife and later his son.[citation needed]

As of 2011, 40 examples had been completed and flown.[3]

Specifications (Prototype)[edit]

Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1969-70 [4]

General characteristics

Performance

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Air Trails, Winter 1971, p. 78.
  2. ^ a b Purdy 1998, p. 267.
  3. ^ Bayerl and Berkemeier 2011, p. 122.
  4. ^ Taylor 1969, p. 227.
  5. ^ Taylor 1980, p. 499.
  6. ^ Flaps down.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Bayerl, Robby, Martin Berkemeier et al. World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011–12. Lancaster UK: WDLA UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X.
  • Jackson, A.J. British Civil Aircraft since 1919, Volume 3. London: Putnam, 1974. ISBN 0-370-10014-X.
  • Purdy, Don: AeroCrafter: Homebuilt Aircraft Sourcebook, Fifth Edition. Benicia, California: BAI Communications, 1998. ISBN 978-0-96364-093-2.
  • Taylor, John W.R. (ed.) Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1969–70. London: Jane's Yearbooks. 1969.
  • Taylor, John W.R. (ed.) Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1980–81. London: Jane's Publishing, 1980. ISBN 0-7106-0705-9.

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