Aeronca Arrow

The Aeronca Model 9 Arrow was a low-wing all-metal cabin monoplane with retractable landing gear.[1] It was marketed to returning pilots from World War II[2] and unveiled in 1947 but never went into production.

Aeronca Arrow
Role
National origin United States of America
Manufacturer Aeronca
Introduction 1947

The single prototype (registered NX39581) was destroyed in a crash during a test flight due to propeller failure.

SpecificationsEdit

Data from Jane's all the World's Aircraft 1947[3]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 19 ft 9 in (6.02 m)
  • Wingspan: 30 ft (9.1 m)
  • Wing area: 137 sq ft (12.7 m2)
  • Aspect ratio: 6.57
  • Empty weight: 850 lb (386 kg)
  • Gross weight: 1,450 lb (658 kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 25 US gal (21 imp gal; 95 l)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Franklin 4AC 4-cyl. horizontally-opposed air-cooled piston engine, 90 hp (67 kW)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed wooden fixed pitch propeller

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 135 mph (217 km/h, 117 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 125 mph (201 km/h, 109 kn)
  • Landing speed (flaps): 48 mph (42 kn; 77 km/h)
  • Landing speed (no flaps): 54 mph (47 kn; 87 km/h)
  • Range: 310 mi (500 km, 270 nmi)
  • Rate of climb: 550 ft/min (2.8 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 2.2 lb/sq ft (10.6 kg/m2)
  • Power/mass: 15.9 lb/hp (9.65 kg/kW)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Simpson, R.W. (1995). Airlife's general aviation : a guide to postwar general aviation manufacturers and their aircraft (2nd ed.). Shrewsbury: Airlife. ISBN 9781853105777.
  2. ^ John Paul Andrews (1945). Your personal plane. Duell, Sloan And Pearce.
  3. ^ Bridgman, Leonard, ed. (1947). Jane's all the World's Aircraft 1947. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. p. 176c.

Further readingEdit

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 31.

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