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  • Aviat A-1 Husky (aka Christen Husky)

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    Description

    The Aviat Husky is a tandem two-seat, high-wing, utility light aircraft built by Aviat Aircraft of Afton, Wyoming.

    General Information

    It is the only all-new light aircraft that was designed and entered series production in the United States in the mid-to-late 1980s.

     

    Design work by Christen Industries began in 1985. The aircraft is one of the few in its class designed with the benefit of CAD software. The prototype first flew in 1986, and certification was awarded the following year.

     

    With more than 650 aircraft sold between its introduction and 2008, the Husky was one of the best-selling light aircraft designs of the period.

     

    The Husky features a braced high wing, tandem seating and dual controls. The structure is steel tube frames and Dacron covering over all but the rear of the fuselage, plus metal leading edges on the wings.

     

    For more details, including the 6 variants, click here.

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    Specifications

    Seats:
    2 in tandem
    Length:
    22 ft 7 in (6.88 m)
    Wingspan:
    35 ft 6 in (10.82 m)
    Height:
    183 sq ft (17.0 sq m)
    Empty Weight:
    1,275 lb (578 kg) on wheels
    MTOW:
    Gross weight: 2,200 lb (998 kg) on wheels and floats
    Fuel Capacity:
    50 US gallons (190 litres)
    Powerplant:
    1 × Lycoming O-360-A1P four cylinder, four stroke piston aircraft engine, 180 hp (130 kW)
    Vne:
    Maximum speed: 145 mph (233 km/h, 126 kn)
    Cruise Speed:
    140 mph (230 km/h, 120 kn)
    Stall Speed:
    53 mph (85 km/h, 46 kn) flaps down, power off
    Range:
    800 mi (1,300 km, 700 nmi) at 55% power
    Rate of Climb:
    1,500 ft/min (7.6 m/s)
    Service Ceiling:
    20,000 ft (6,100 m)

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