SG-1A Scanlan   

General Details
Manufacturer: Scanlan
Plane Name:


Classified as: Unclassified
Country Of Origin: U S A
Designer: Thomas W. Scanlan
No. of Seats 1
No. Built 0
L/DMax: 20 89 kph / 48 kt / 55 mph
MinSink: 0.91 m/s / 3.0 fps / 1.78 kt


Span Area Empty Weight Payload Gross Weight Wing Load Water Ballast
m ft sq.m sq.ft kg lb. kg lb. kg lb. kg
kg lb.
12.19 40 11.61 125 136 300 113 250 249 550 21.44 4.4 0 0
Aspect ratio: 15.4
Airfoil: Go 549 mod.
Structure: all-aluminum (spars, ribs and skin) wing; steel-tube, fabric-covered fuselage and tail.

The SG-1A was designed and built in 1970 as an inexpensive, easy-to-build ship with gentle flight characteristics. No special jigs or tools are required other than a welding rig and common hand tools. The boom-and pod design, which has been static load tested to 9g without failure, features a strut-braced aluminum wing with upper- surface spoilers, a fixed wheel and a nose skid. While the protype had constant chord, V-strutted wings; the A version has double-tapered wings with single struts.


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