Wild DoubleEnder

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DoubleEnder
Role Homebuilt aircraft
National origin United States
Designer Alec Wild
First flight 2010
Number built 1
Developed from Piper PA-18

The Wild DoubleEnder is an American twin engine utility aircraft designed for bush flying and also to minimize risk from engine failure and subsequent adverse yaw.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The DoubleEnder is a two place tandem seat conventional landing gear equipped, high winged aircraft. The two engines are mounted in tandem on top of the fuselage in a push-pull configuration. The steel tube fuselage is fabric covered with a plexiglas nose. A 55 U.S. gallons (210 L; 46 imp gal) belly pod can be used to increase fuel capacity to 103 U.S. gallons (390 L; 86 imp gal). A variety of wing configurations and lift devices were used during the development period.[2]

Specifications (DoubleEnder)[edit]

Data from EAA

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Empty weight: 1,500 lb (680 kg)
  • Gross weight: 2,500 lb (1,134 kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 48 U.S. gallons (180 L; 40 imp gal)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Rotax 914 horizontally opposed piston aircraft engines, 130 hp (97 kW) each
  • Propellers: 3-bladed Warp Drive

Performance

  • Cruise speed: 94 kn; 174 km/h (108 mph)
  • Stall speed: 31 kn; 58 km/h (36 mph)
  • Range: 843 nmi; 1,561 km (970 mi)
  • Endurance: 9 hours

References[edit]

  1. ^ "For Alaska Flying, A Twin-Engine Bushplane". Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  2. ^ "DoubleEnder: The Ultimate Bush Plane". Retrieved 1 November 2013.

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