|Manufacturer||Weatherly Aviation Company|
$58,000 (1979) 
|Developed into||Weatherly 620|
In the early 1960s, John Weatherly formed the Weatherly Aviation Company, to convert 19 Fairchild M-62s into the Weatherly WM-62C agricultural aircraft. With this experience, Weatherly designed his own agricultural monoplane, the Weatherly Model 201. The Weatherly 201 is a cantilever low-wing monoplane, with a fixed tailwheel landing gear, and powered by a nose-mounted 450 hp (336 kW) Pratt & Whitney R-985 radial engine. Its fuselage is constructed of steel tube with aluminium panel covering, while the wings, which are unswept and have 6 degrees of dihedral, are of all metal (aluminium) construction. It has an enclosed cockpit for the pilot, and a glassfibre 270 gallon (1022 litre) chemical hopper in the forward fuselage. It was designed for crop dusting and liquid spraying, and was certified in 1967.
In 1970, the Model 201A was introduced that had a larger chemical hopper and fuel capacity; it was also built as the Model 201B with minor improvements. In 1975, another improved version, the Model 201C, was introduced.
- Model 201
- Initial production variant, 2 built.
- Model 201A
- Enlarged fuel capacity and a larger chemical hopper, 5 built.
- Model 201B
- 201A with a wider canopy, leading fillet at wing root and other minor improvements, 45 built.
- Model 201C
- Improved variant, 38 built.
Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1971-72 
- Crew: 1
- Payload: 260 US Gallons (984 litres) hopper
- Length: 26 ft 7 in (8.10 m)
- Wingspan: 39 ft 0 in (11.89 m)
- Height: 7 ft 11 in (2.41 m)
- Wing area: 248 ft² (23.1 m²)
- Empty weight: 2,550 lb (1,157 kg)
- Loaded weight: 3,500 lb (1,588 kg)
- Max. takeoff weight: 4,800 lb (2,177 kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-985 nine-cylinder single row air cooled radial engine, 450 hp (336 kW)
- Never exceed speed: 125.5 knots (145 mph, 233 km/h)
- Maximum speed: 111 knots (128 mph, 206 km/h) at sea level
- Cruise speed: 91 knots (105 mph, 169 km/h)
- Stall speed: 46 knots (53 mph, 85 km/h)
- Range: nm (mi, km)
- Service ceiling: ft (m)
- Rate of climb: 960 ft/min (4.9 m/s)
- Field 1979, p.1183.
- J W R Taylor 1971, p.420.
- J W R Taylor 1980, p.453.
- J W R Taylor 1971 p.421
- Agricultural Max weight
- Field, Hugh. "Agricultural Aircraft". Flight International (14 April 1979): 1179–1183.
- Taylor, John W R (editor) (1971). Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1971-72. London: Sampson Low. ISBN 0-354-00094-2.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
- Taylor, John W R (editor) (1980). Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1980-81. London: Jane's. ISBN 0-7106-0705-9.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
- "Aircraft & Aircraft Carrier Data: The Weatherly 201/620". airliners.net. Retrieved 30 December 2008.
- Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions.
- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. p. 3079.
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