The Wittman V-Witt also called Witts V and Witt's Vee[1] is single-engine tube-and-fabric construction aircraft specifically made for Formula V Air Racing.

V-Witt
Witts V.jpg
Witts V on display
Role Formula V Racer
National origin United States
Manufacturer Steve Wittman
Designer Steve Wittman
First flight October 28, 1970
Introduction 1970
Primary user Air racer

DesignEdit

The aircraft is made of welded steel tube fuselage with fabric covering. The thin-profile wings are wire-supported. The engine requires a 12-inch extension to mount the propeller ahead of a streamlined cowling.[2]

Operational historyEdit

The Witts V was flown in races and demonstrations from 1972 through 1981.

The prototype aircraft is on display at the EAA Airventure Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Specifications (Wittman V-Witt)Edit

Data from Berliner[3]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 18 ft 2 in (5.54 m)
  • Wingspan: 17 ft 6 in (5.33 m)
  • Height: 4 ft 2 in (1.27 m)
  • Empty weight: 430 lb (195 kg)
  • Gross weight: 700 lb (318 kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 10.25 gallons
  • Powerplant: 1 × Volkswagen air-cooled engine

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 143 kn (165 mph, 266 km/h)
  • Stall speed: 40 kn (46 mph, 74 km/h)
  • Range: 350 nmi (400 mi, 640 km)
  • Service ceiling: 15,000 ft (4,600 m)

See alsoEdit

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Plane and Pilot: 1978 Aircraft Directory, page 160. Werner & Werner Corp, Santa Monica CA, 1977. ISBN 0-918312-00-0
  2. ^ Air Trails: 11. Winter 1971. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Don Berliner (Dec 1970). "WITTMAN FORMULA V FLIES!". Sport Aviation.