The Taylor Bird is a homebuilt aircraft that was designed by C. G. Taylor, designer of the J-3 Cub.
Taylor Bird Wikipedia
The Taylor Bird was introduced at the 1977 EAA airshow. The aircraft is a tandem seat, mid-wing pusher configuration design, with conventional landing gear. The fuselage is built with aluminum stressed skin. The aircraft features a unique entryway, mounting the entire nose and windshield on sliding rails that moves forward, allowing access to the cabin. The wingtips are slotted and wings are foldable. The engine features a custom propeller speed reduction unit that remained in limited production after Taylor production ceased.
Data from Flight Global
General characteristicsCrew: one
Capacity: one passenger
Length: 17 ft 5 in (5.31 m)
Wingspan: 25 ft (7.6 m)
Airfoil: NACA 23015
Gross weight: 900 lb (408 kg)
Powerplant: 1 × Subaru with 2:1 gear reduction horizontally opposed piston automotive conversion, 64 hp (48 kW)
PerformanceCruise speed: 100 kn; 185 km/h (115 mph)
Stall speed: 35 kn; 64 km/h (40 mph)