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Garrison Melmoth 2

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The Garrison Melmoth 2 is the second aircraft design from author Peter Garrison.



The Melmoth 2 was started in August 1981 as a composite follow-on to the complex Melmoth homebuilt. Initial fuselage lay-up was performed by Garrison along with engineer Burt Rutan and future private astronaut Mike Melvill, who also performed a fair number of the test flights. The aircraft is a single engine four-seat retractable tricycle gear low-wing with a T-tail arrangement. The rear seats face aft. The engine is cooled using updraft air which enters through a single inlet below the spinner and emerges from the top of the cowling near the spinner. A single airbrake panel opens under the fuselage. The tapered wings are equipped with large Fowler flaps. The original design has been modified with 45-degree sweep winglets and gear doors.

Specifications (Melmoth 2)

Data from Flying Magazine

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 3 passengers
  • Length: 24 ft (7.3 m)
  • Wingspan: 35.7 ft (10.9 m)
  • Wing area: 106 sq ft (9.8 m2)
  • Aspect ratio: 12.6
  • Airfoil: Roncz laminar flow
  • Empty weight: 1,600 lb (726 kg)
  • Gross weight: 2,850 lb (1,293 kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 142 U.S. gallons (540 L; 118 imp gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Continental TSIO-360 , 200 hp (150 kW)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed Hartzell constant speed
  • Performance

  • Maximum speed: 217 kn; 402 km/h (250 mph)
  • Cruise speed: 200 kn (230 mph; 370 km/h)
  • Stall speed: 53 kn (61 mph; 98 km/h)
  • Never exceed speed: 190 kn (219 mph; 352 km/h)
  • Rate of climb: 2,000 ft/min (10 m/s)
  • References

    Garrison Melmoth 2 Wikipedia

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