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03-11-2010 07:36 PM  8 years agoPost 1
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I saw this on TV years ago and the Honda Posts (with the Harley Engine in it) made me think of this plane so I looked it up,, check it out

BTW, as I remember the guy put a lager carb on this B & S to produce 22 HP,,

http://www.aircraft-spruce.com/da11.html

Jim
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03-11-2010 08:11 PM  8 years agoPost 2
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Only 18 HP for a 375 lb gross wt plank? Ain't enough. I'm amazed it can reach 155 mph with that dinky engine. Rate of climb has to be dismal.
DA-11 Specifications
Engine: Briggs & Stratton Vanguard 18 HP
Empty Weight: 175 lbs.
Gross Weight: 375 lbs.
Wing Span: 12'9"
Chord: 30.1"
Wing Area: 32 Sq.Ft.
Airfoil: USA 35B
Wing Loading: 11.72
Power Loading: 18.01
A.R.: 5.1:1
Red Line: 155 mph
Cruise: 125 mph
Stall: 60 mph
Pilot Max. Weight: 160 lbs.

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03-11-2010 08:16 PM  8 years agoPost 3
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""I'm amazed it can reach 155 mph""

I saw the plane fly on TV back then and it flew nicely, I'm sure they said on TV that it's top speed was 115, and cruzzing speed was 90, and I remember about them using the lager carb,, maybe since then whey bumpped up the HP

Jim
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03-11-2010 08:18 PM  8 years agoPost 4
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""Stall: 60 mph""

that calls for a fast landing LOL

Jim
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03-11-2010 08:20 PM  8 years agoPost 5
GimbalFan (RIP)

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Big Coppitt Key, FL

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I remember about them using the lager carb
Must be part of the Briggs & Stratton 'Vanguard' upgrade package, also available on mowers designed for steep hillsides or dense undergrowth.

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03-11-2010 08:27 PM  8 years agoPost 6
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"Pilot Max. Weight: 160 lbs"

Holy cow that eliminates a lot of pilots!

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03-11-2010 08:36 PM  8 years agoPost 7
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Gimbal, the Carb the guy talked about on TV was for Aviation, meaning no floats like a Walbro it would work on all Axis

Jim
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03-11-2010 10:46 PM  8 years agoPost 8
Cowjock

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Pa.

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Brigs engines might be good enough for lawn mowers, but darned if i'd trust my life to it in an airplane..

Damn that ground is hard! When's the right time to get out of this money sucking hobby?

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03-12-2010 12:28 AM  8 years agoPost 9
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Oklahoma

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Bummer I'm over the max pilot weight, and I don't have any *fat* to lose.

Impressive little thing for what it is.

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