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Taylor Bird

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The Taylor Bird is a homebuilt aircraft that was designed by C. G. Taylor, designer of the J-3 Cub.


Design and development

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.

Specifications (Taylor Bird)

Data from Flight Global

General characteristics

  • Crew: 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)
  • Performance

  • Cruise speed: 100 kn; 185 km/h (115 mph)
  • Stall speed: 35 kn; 64 km/h (40 mph)
  • References

    Taylor Bird Wikipedia

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