Aerocar COOT


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Aerocar COOT

A light-weight homebuilt amphibian first flown in 1969.

Followed by Super Coot first flown in February 1971. Basic structure is of wood but the tailboom and tail unit can be of steel tube and fabric, wood monocoque or all-metal construction. The 'float-wing' configuration permits rough-water operation and all control surfaces are statically balanced. The wings, tailplane and elevators all fold. Over 400 Sooper-Coots are under construction, with 50 already flying.

Aerocar COOT

 ENGINE1 x 74kW
  Take-off weight840 kg1852 lb
  Empty weight454 kg1001 lb
  Wingspan11.0 m36 ft 1 in
  Length6.1-6.7 m20 ft 0 in - 22 ft 0 in
  Height2.5 m8 ft 2 in
  Wing area16.7 m2179.76 sq ft
  Cruise speed160-190 km/h99 - 118 mph
  Range700 km435 miles

Richard Steeves, e-mail, 01.03.2010 01:54

The official web site for the Coot has much more information available to anyone who might be interested.
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John Hill, e-mail, 03.03.2008 23:35

Is there a kit that may be available to build this airplane from.


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