Yup, that is exactly what I am using. However, they are made for car tires so modification to shorten the gap for smaller wheels (2 pieces of 3” PVC inside8107f9f53d066730a3cc47417cb08229
Tom.... Have you considered these?dasmacci
Can anyone share pics of jacking points in the Defiant and any inexpensive Jack suggestions? Trying to slide Defiant sideways into a T-hangar8107f9f53d066730a3cc47417cb08229
The Defiant is just about the only twin engine experimental aircraft design that is suitable for amateur construction. It is a canard configuration, with centerline arrangement of the engines. This aircraft is well suited to Instrument weather conditions, long duration flights over water and hostile terrain. Four passanger with cruise speeds in the 155 to 170 knot range.
There are less than 50 of these aircraft flying in the world today. There are possibly another 25 under various stages of construction.
Even for experienced builders this is a large and difficult project. Construction is very similar to techniques used in other Rutan designs such as the Varieze, LongEZ etc.
These aircraft have empty weights ranging from 1700 - 2150 pounds.
Maximum gross weights fall between 2950 and 3100 pounds
Fuel capacity is aproximately 115 gals, giving a useful range between 800-1200 KM
There are no official kits or plans available since 1986, nor is there any official builder support provided by Rutan Aircraft Factory.
Dispite this, there have been a small trickle of new projects started from old plans and copies of plans. On occasion a partial project is available needing a loving owner to complete. These partial projects are usually the best route to acquiring a Defiant of your own. Completed flying aircraft occasionally go in the market in the $65-85k range.
- Oct 13, 1998
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