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Gyroflug SC-01B-160 Speed Canard Tiny Sports Plane


The Gyroflug SC 01 Speed Canard is an unconventional sports plane produced in Germany in the 1980s and 1990s. Inspired by the Rutan VariEze, the Speed Canard was an all-new design created without input from Rutan. Like the VariEze, the Speed Canard is a canard-configured mid-wing monoplane with wingtip fins that incorporate rudders.

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The two-seat tandem cockpit and canopy design were derived from Grob Twin Astir sailplane, and the nosewheel of the tricycle undercarriage is retractable.

Construction throughout is of composite materials, and when the design attained German certification in 1983, it became the first composite canard design to achieve certification anywhere in the world. The Gyroflug is powered by a 1 × Lycoming O-320-D1A air-cooled flat-four piston engine, 120 kW. It has a maximum speed of 295km/h and a rengo of app 1650km.


An interesting feature of the control system is that the twin rudders operate independently, allowing both rudders to be deflected outwards simultaneously, cancelling each other’s yaw, but acting as airbrakes.//wikipedia

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