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Taylorcraft Ranch Wagon

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Top speed  257 km/h
Length  7.42 m
Weight  737 kg
First flight  1955
Wingspan  11 m
Cruise speed  241 km/h
Engine type  Continental O-470

The Taylorcraft Model 20 Ranch Wagon was a four-seat cabin monoplane designed and built by Taylorcraft Aircraft as a development of the earlier experimental Model 18. The Model 20 was constructed of moulded fibreglass over a tubular framework. It had a conventional landing gear and a nose-mounted 225 hp (168 kW) Continental O-470-J engine.

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Variants

Model 20 Ranch Wagon
Utility model powered by a 225hp (168kW) Continental O-470-J engine.
Model 20 Zephyr 400
Tourer variant of 1958 with detailed changes from the basic Model 20.
Model 20AG Topper
Agricultural variant. Chemical hopper or tank in rear of cabin.
Model 20 Seabird
Floatplane variant.

Specifications (Ranch Wagon)

Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1955–56

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: three passengers
  • Length: 24 ft 4 in (7.42 m)
  • Wingspan: 34 ft 8 in (10.57 m)
  • Height: 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m)
  • Wing area: 175.5 sq ft (16.30 m2)
  • Aspect ratio: 7.11:1
  • Airfoil: Goëttingen 532
  • Empty weight: 1,625 lb (737 kg)
  • Gross weight: 2,750 lb (1,247 kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 66 US gal (55 imp gal; 250 L)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Continental O-470-J air-cooled six-cylinder horizontally-opposed engine, 225 hp (168 kW)
  • Performance

  • Maximum speed: 160 mph (257 km/h; 139 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 150 mph (241 km/h; 130 kn)
  • Endurance: 5 hours
  • Service ceiling: 15,000 ft (4,600 m)
  • Rate of climb: 1,000 ft/min (5.1 m/s)
  • References

    Taylorcraft Ranch Wagon Wikipedia


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