FISHER DAKOTA HAWK

TYPE: Side-by-side ultralight kitbuilt.

PROGRAMME: First flight September 1994.

CUSTOMERS: Total of 80 kits sold by mid-2003 of which 15 were flying by September 2003.

COSTS: Airframe kit US$11,500 excluding engine (2003).

DESIGN FEATURES: Geodetic wing structure built upon I-beam spar and braced with V struts. Wire-braced tailplane. Quoted build time 500 hours. Wings fold for storage.

FLYING CONTROLS: Conventional and manual.

STRUCTURE: Precut, shaped and slotted wooden pieces; wooden truss fuselage with plywood skin; glass fibre cowling.

LANDING GEAR: Tailwheel type; fixed. Matco wheels and hydraulic brakes. Steerable tailwheel; shock-absorbers and Matco speed fairings on main legs.

POWER PLANT: One 59.6 kW (79.9 hp) Rotax 912 UL four-stroke engine driving a two-blade propeller. Optional alternatives include Teledyne Continental engines between 48.4 and 63 kW (65 and 85 hp) or 74.6 kW (100 hp) Subaru. Fuel capacity 45.4 litres (12.0 US gallons; 10.0 Imp gallons).

 

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