Open main menu

The Aero Design DG-1 (registered N10E) is an American racing aircraft designed by David Garber in an attempt to break the world airspeed record for a piston-engined aircraft. It is a single-seat aircraft with two Mazda RX-3 engines installed, one driving a tractor propellor, the other driving a pusher. The fuselage is bullet-shaped and highly streamlined and features a mid-wing and cruciform tail. It first flew on 25 July 1977.

DG-1
Role Homebuilt Racing aircraft
National origin United States
Manufacturer Aero Design Associates
Designer David Garber
First flight 1977
Number built 1

After being displayed at the Sun 'n Fun air museum at Lakeland, Florida for some years, the aircraft was being offered for sale in 2005 with an asking price of $US 125,000.

Specifications (Aero Design DG-1)Edit

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 20 ft 0 in (6 m)
  • Wingspan: 20 ft 6 in (6.2 m)
  • Wing area: 52.95 ft2 (4.92 m2)
  • Empty weight: 1,700 lb ( kg)
  • Gross weight: 2,506 lb (1,137 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Mazda RX-3 Wankel rotary engines, 330 hp (240 kW) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 450 mph (720 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 351 mph (565 km/h)
  • Range: 460 miles (740 km)
  • Service ceiling: 24,000 ft (7,315 m)
  • Rate of climb: 3,000 ft/min (15.24 m/s)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Aero Design DG-1". USA: www.planeandpilotmag.com. Retrieved 25 October 2011.
  • Taylor, J. H. (ed) (1989) Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. Studio Editions: London. p. 27
  • Aerofiles
  • Aero Trader, October 2005
  • Air Progress, June 1975
  • Sport Aviation, March 1976
  • Sport Aviation, February 2002, p. 44–49

External linksEdit