|First flight||4 January 1967|
|Number built||40 (2011)|
|Developed from||Taylor Monoplane|
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.
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.
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.
Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1969-70 
- Crew: one
- Length: 16 ft 1½ in (4.91 m)
- Wingspan: 18 ft 9 in (5.72 m)
- Height: 4 ft 8 in (1.42 m)
- Wing area: 68 ft2 (6.32 m2)
- Empty weight: 500 lb (227 kg)
- Max. takeoff weight: 745 lb (338 kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × Continental C85-12F Four-cylinder air-cooled horizontally opposed piston, 85 hp (63 kW)
- Maximum speed: 174 knots (200 mph, 322 km/h)
- Cruise speed: 135 knots (155 mph, 250 km/h)
- Stall speed: 43.5 knots (50 mph, 81 km/h )
- Rate of climb: 1,100 ft/min (5.6 m/s)
- Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
- Air Trails, Winter 1971, p. 78.
- Purdy 1998, p. 267.
- Bayerl and Berkemeier 2011, p. 122.
- Taylor 1969, p. 227.
- Taylor 1980, p. 499.
- Flaps down.
- 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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