Young Skyheater

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Role Homebuilt aircraft
National origin United States
Designer Ed Young

The Young Skyheater is an American aircraft that was designed by Ed Young for homebuilt construction.

Design and development[edit]

The Skyheater is a two seat, single engine, conventional landing gear-equipped, parasol wing aircraft. Rather than a separate distinct vertical tail section, the Skyheater fuselage is tapered only along its sides, leaving a square tail or full-height dorsal fin extending to the wing root. The fuselage is constructed of welded steel tubing with fabric covered control surfaces. The wings are of all aluminum construction.[1]

Specifications (Young Skyheater)[edit]

Data from Air Progress

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 1
  • Length: 21 ft (6.4 m)
  • Wingspan: 28 ft (8.5 m)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Continental O-300 horizontally-opposed piston engine, 145 hp (108 kW)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era


  1. ^ Air Progress: 9. Winter 1969.  Missing or empty |title= (help)