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The Eagle DW.1 is an American-built single-seat agricultural biplane of the late 1970s.
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The DW.1 was designed by Dean Wilson of the Eagle Aircraft Company of Boise, Idaho and the first example first flew in 1977. The Eagle is a single-seat agricultural biplane with tapered long-span wings, an enclosed single-seat cockpit and fixed tailwheel undercarriage. The prototype was fitted with a Jacobs R-755-B2 radial engine but later examples were fitted with other more modern powerplants.
Production was sub-contracted to Bellanca Aircraft of Alexandria, Minnesota. The type certificate was sold to Alexandria Aircraft LLC in 2002, but no further production has been undertaken.
95 examples of the DW.1 were built between 1979 and 1983. Their use has been predominantly in the agricultural aviation field as crop dusters and sprayers. In 2001, over 40 examples remained in use throughout the United States.Eagle 220
220 hp (164 kW) Continental W670-6N radial engine;
300 hp (224 kW) Lycoming IO-540-M1B5D flat-six engine.
Data from Simpson, 2001, p. 204
General characteristicsCrew: one
Length: 26 ft 0 in ( m)
Wingspan: 55 ft 0 in ( m)
Height: 10 ft 7 in ( m)
Empty weight: 2,650 lb ( kg)
Gross weight: 5,400 lb ( kg)
Powerplant: 1 × Continental W670-6N, 220 hp (164 kW)
PerformanceMaximum speed: 110 mph ( km/h)
Cruise speed: 90 mph ( km/h)
Range: 180 miles ( km)